Are the medications prescribed by psychiatrists having habit-forming or addiction capability?
It is always better to ask such questions directly to your psychiatrist, who can explain better reasons and consequences of medications. Some groups of medications like benzodiazepines have sedative effects prescribed for patients with anxiety disorder, insomnia, aggression can cause withdrawal symptoms. A psychiatrist usually prescribes this type of medication for four weeks and then gradually reduces the dose and then completely stop the medications.
Cause of bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a manic condition of periodic mood elevation and subsequent depression. The characteristic features of bipolar disorder include depression, fast frenzied speaking, continuous thoughts engaging the mental process, insomnia and hyper-sexuality. The most common cause of bipolar disorder involves genetic impairment and most of the cases have an inherited component.
How is patient confidentiality maintained in psychiatry?
Every healthcare system maintains patient confidentiality including the psychiatry department. In case there is requirement for disclosing patient’s details, an Authorization to Disclose Information form needs to be duly signed by both patient and healthcare team before disclosing the information. The healthcare team follows the law in case of legal requirements due to the attempt of any self-danger or equal violation.
What to expect on my first visit to a psychiatrist?
Usually, at first visit, the psychiatrist asks you some brief question about the current medical issues, familial history, and your medical history. The duration of the first appointment varies from forty-five minutes to an hour. The main aim of the first appointment is to build patient confidence and willingness to re-visit for treating their condition. This is important for implementing the treatment plan and obtaining a successful result.
When to visit a Psychiatrist?
Usually, people have many queries as well as some myths to visit the psychiatry department. But factually any individual who face psychological disorders like anxiety, depression, anger issue, phobia, drug dependency due to drug abuse, panic issues, academic issues, and frequent mood swings can visit the psychiatrist to improve their condition.