Apex Medical Center
Pain Management Physicians & Internists located in Las Vegas, NV
If you experience constant sadness, fear, anxiety, or other symptoms of a mental health disorder, turn to nurse practitioner Adaobi Ezeanolue, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, at the Pecos office of Apex Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. She and her team offer comprehensive psychiatry services to optimize your mental health and overall quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Apex Medical Center by phone or online to get started today.
Psychiatry Q & A
What is psychiatry?
Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that deals with evaluating, diagnosing, and treating mental health disorders that affect mood, perceptions, behavior, and cognition. If you have a mental health disorder, treatment better equips you to thrive at work, school, and in relationships.
What are common mental health disorders?
Common mental health challenges you, friends, or loved ones might experience at some point within your lifetime include:
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Eating disorders
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Attention-deficit disorder (ADD)
- Substance abuse disorder
If you suspect you have a mental health struggle that negatively affects your everyday life, job, or relationships, see the Apex Medical Center team for an evaluation.
What are the symptoms of mental health disorders?
Symptoms of mental health disorders range from mild to severe. They may be situational or come and go. Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges include constant sadness, fear, social anxiety, mood swings, an inability to stop using drugs or alcohol, and suicidal thoughts.
You might experience mental health issues after experiencing abuse, trauma, job loss, divorce, or a death in the family.
How does my provider diagnose mental health problems?
To diagnose a mental health disorder and offer psychiatry services, Ezeanolue and her team review your symptoms and medical history. They complete a comprehensive psychiatric assessment and may recommend you undergo blood tests or other diagnostic tests to rule out or detect underlying medical problems.
What are my psychiatry treatment options?
Psychiatry treatments available with Apex Medical Center include:
Making lifestyle changes may reduce symptoms of depression or other mental health struggles. Examples include getting plenty of exercise and sleep, eating nutritious foods, maintaining a healthy weight, and surrounding yourself with a strong social support network.
Ezeanolue and her highly trained team offer psychiatric counseling services to teach you ways to better cope with mental health struggles. They offer individual, marriage, and group counseling.
Taking certain medications can reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues you might face. Your Apex Medical Center provider customizes a medication treatment that’s right for you. They often combine counseling with medications to optimize your outcome.
Don’t live in constant sadness, fear, anxiety, or other unpleasant symptoms of mental health disorders when effective psychiatry treatments are within reach at Apex Medical Center. Schedule an appointment by calling the Pecos office or booking online today.
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