Psychiatry

Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills

Primary Care Practice located in Cameron, NC

When you’re having problems with your emotions, thoughts, and behavior, it’s crucial to seek psychiatric support. At Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills, our providers can help. If you live in Cameron, North Carolina, don’t just live with your mental struggles and sadness. Call the office or book an appointment online to receive professional psychological support.

Psychiatry Q & A

Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills

Why should I seek psychological help?

Seeking psychological help doesn’t mean you’re “crazy.” It merely indicates you need outside emotional and mental support. If you’re having any of these issues, you can benefit from psychiatric intervention:

  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Problems with attention and concentration
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Troubling thoughts

At Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills, the providers treat a variety of issues that include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and post-traumatic stress disorder.

How are psychiatric issues treated?

At Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills, a physical exam, along with blood tests and psychological tests, if needed, are combined with talk therapy to help evaluate your mental state. Our providers look for family tendencies, physical conditions, medications, or past experiences that can play a role in your psychological issues. This information also helps your provider develop an effective treatment plan.

What psychiatric treatments are available?

A combination of therapies, such as talk therapy, medications, and lifestyle changes are used to address psychiatric health issues. Talk therapy involves focused conversations between the therapist and the patient and can help you work through a variety of disorders and emotional difficulties and symptoms.

Medications help treat mental disorders by correcting alterations in your brain chemistry that can cause some mental disorders. You’ll need regular follow-up if you’re on medication to ensure it’s efficient and not causing unwanted side effects. The type of medication prescribed to you depends on your psychiatric condition and may include one or more of the following:

  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Sedatives
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Stimulants

Should I seek care for ADHD?

Children and adults can have ADHD. If you or your child has inappropriate levels of impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention, visit Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills for an evaluation. Without treatment, you may risk school failure, extreme stress in relationships, depression, delinquency, substance abuse, and employment issues.

Symptoms that indicate possible ADHD include:

  • Failure to pay attention to details
  • Not listening
  • Difficulty with organization
  • Avoiding tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • Forgetfulness and losing things
  • Fidgeting and squirming
  • Excessive talkativeness
  • Problem taking turns

ADHD receives treatment with a combination of therapies, including lifestyle changes, counseling, medication, as well as educational support for children.

For more information about psychiatric services, call Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills or book an appointment online.