Psychiatry services offered in Queens, Maspeth, Lower Manhattan, New York, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY

If you’re struggling emotionally and need support, see the mental health experts  at LocalMD offices in Queens, New York City, Flushing, and Brooklyn, NY. The board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners offer in-person and virtual psychiatry services for people of all ages. Call the office to schedule an in-person or virtual evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

What is psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine dealing with mental health issues that affect your thoughts, mood, emotions, and behavior patterns. The skilled LocalMD experts are highly trained in treating depression, anxiety, and other common mental health concerns. They offer psychiatric evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments that help restore your quality of life. 

Who benefits from psychiatry?

Psychiatry at LocalMD provides effective solutions for patients struggling with one or more of the following:

  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Substance use disorder

Symptoms of common mental health conditions include:

  • Ongoing fear or worry
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Problems sleeping
  • Extreme or ongoing sadness
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Obsessions
  • Compulsions
  • Mood swings
  • Social isolation
  • Fear of social situations
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Ongoing or extreme stress

Getting the treatment needed to overcome these conditions can dramatically enhance your well-being. 

What are the risk factors for mental health conditions?

The cause of mental health disorders isn’t always known, but risks include family or personal histories of mental health disorders and certain life situations. Examples include abuse, car accidents, natural disasters, breakups, chronic diseases, substance misuse, divorce, job loss, military combat, a death in your family, and the lack of a strong social support network. 

Are psychiatry services right for me?

After discussing your medical history and symptoms, your LocalMD specialist determines if you’re a candidate for psychiatry services and which are best. They inquire about your mood, behavior patterns, thoughts, lifestyle habits, and emotions before tailoring your treatment plan.

What are my psychiatry treatment options?

Depending on your mental health condition and how severe it is, your LocalMD specialist may recommend making lifestyle changes, taking medications, undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy), or taking advantage of combinations of treatments. 

Eating nutritious foods, getting plenty of sleep, managing a healthy weight, minimizing stress, exercising regularly, and maintaining social support is also important. 

You might participate in in-person or virtual therapy sessions individually, in a group, or with family. Your LocalMD provider follows up with you periodically for therapy sessions or to ensure your treatment works effectively. 

Call the LocalMD office or use the online booking feature today to take advantage of outstanding in-person or virtual psychiatry services.