Psychiatry

Islamorada Medical Center -  - Family Medicine

Islamorada Medical Center

Family Medicine located in Tavernier, FL & Marathon, FL

If you have trouble focusing, lack of energy, anxiety, or feelings of depression, you don’t have to live with these bothersome symptoms. At Islamorada Medical Center in Tavernier and Marathon, Florida, the skilled family medicine specialists provide comprehensive psychiatry services for patients of all ages. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

What are psychiatry services?

Psychiatry at Islamorada Medical Center is a medical specialty that relates to the health of your mind. This includes your thoughts, emotions, mood, and behaviors. Many factors influence mental health, including your environment, genetics, traumatic life changes, and your lifestyle habits.

The Islamorada Medical Center specialists provide assessments, diagnostic tests, and treatments for an array of psychiatric disorders. They consider your physical health in relation to your mental health when personalizing treatments that match your unique needs. 

Medications and psychotherapy (talk therapy) are common treatments for psychiatric disorders. Your Islamorada Medical Center provider prescribes medications and monitors you for mood improvements and possible medication side effects. 

Which conditions do psychiatry services address?

Islamorada Medical Center offers psychiatric care for a range of mental and behavioral health conditions, including mood disorders. 

After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, a provider uses various assessments and testing methods to make a diagnosis and rule out additional medical problems, such as hormone imbalances. 

The Islamorada Medical Center experts specialize in evaluating and treating:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance abuse disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Borderline personality disorder

Having a specific mental health diagnosis doesn’t set you on the path of a singular treatment for that condition. 

Your Islamorada Medical Center provider develops an individualized treatment plan just for you. They ensure it complements your lifestyle and addresses your preferences, as well as the parts of your life that contribute to worrisome symptoms. 

What does psychiatric care entail?

Psychiatric care includes an array of highly effective treatments, as well as habit and lifestyle changes that reduce symptoms and enhance your well-being. 

Depending on your diagnosis and various factors that influence mental health, your specialist might recommend:

Psychiatric medications

Psychiatric medications, such as mood stabilizers, antidepressants, stimulants, or sedatives, alter your brain chemistry to better manage bothersome symptoms of a mental illness. 

Counseling or therapy

Counseling (talk therapy) complements medications and vice versa. Through therapy, you learn coping skills to better manage behavior patterns, thoughts, and your mood. 

Lifestyle changes

Improving your mental health is often as simple as improving your diet, getting more exercise, exploring healthy outlets for stress, not smoking, and not drinking in excess. 

To take advantage of the outstanding psychiatry services at Islamorada Medical Center, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.