Psychiatry

BMG Psychiatry

Health and wellness isn’t just about our physical health. A big portion of it lies in our emotional and mental health, as well. In cases where individuals need guidance, diagnosis and treatment in areas of mental health, they can turn to the field of psychiatry.

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness, emotional disturbance and abnormal behavior. Psychiatry is often confused with psychology, but the two are quite different. Psychology is the scientific study of mental behavior and processes, whereas psychiatry is a branch of medicine. Therefore, psychiatrists are physicians.

What Do BMG Psychiatrists Do?

Baptist Medical Group psychiatrists work with patients to assess both mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. They may perform a variety of diagnostic and treatment procedures to help patients who are struggling with life issues. Our BMG psychiatrists help individuals improve their quality of life so they can resume their lives in the community.

BMG psychiatrists may use a variety of treatments to help patients with mental or emotional problems. Some of them include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Vagus nerve stimulation
  • Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Light therapy
  • And more

Types of Conditions Treated

When a patient sees a BMG physician who specializes in psychiatry, they may be dealing with one or more of the following health problems:

  • Panic attacks
  • Hallucinations
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • And more

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