Do Not Suffer In Silence
Patients seek psychiatric services for a variety of reasons. Some patients experience sudden onset symptoms such as mood swings, sadness, panic attacks, hallucinations, delusions, obsessions and compulsions or suicidal thoughts. Other patients may suffer from long-term feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness which chronically affects their daily life.
Clinically appropriate medications can assist patients in living fulfilling lives. Medications usually fall into the following classes:
Classes of Medications
- Antidepressants – used to treat Depression, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Eating Disorders.
- Antipsychotic medications – used to treat psychotic symptoms (delusions and hallucinations), Schizophrenia, Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
- Sedatives and Anxiolytics – used to treat Anxiety and Insomnia.
- Hypnotics – used to induce and maintain sleep.
- Mood Stabilizers – used to treat bipolar disorder.
- Stimulants – used to treat ADHD.
According to John Hopkins, mental health disorders are reported to affect an estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older, or about 1 in 4 adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.
Dr. Liana Hategan is board certified through The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), Forensic Psychiatry (AAPL), and American Board of Addiction Medicine. With over 35 years of experience in the medical field and extensive extended education beyond medical school she is able to help her patients live balanced lives.