About Psychiatry

Psychiatry focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders. The team of board-certified psychiatrists at Serenity Mental Health Centers offers compassionate and comprehensive care for children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with mental health issues. From ADHD and autism to depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, the team can help you overcome your challenges and recover your well-being. They have locations in the Biltmore, Desert Ridge, and Chandler area of Phoenix and Gilbert, Arizona; Lehi and Holladay, Utah; and Lakewood and Cherry Creek area of Denver, Colorado. If you have questions, call the office or request an appointment online.

Psychiatry Q&A

What should I know about psychiatry and psychiatrists?

Psychiatrists are full-fledged medical doctors who then devote another four years to learning about psychiatry. Their training gives them the ability to diagnose essential medical and complex psychiatric conditions.

Though you may think of psychiatry as nothing more than medication management, psychiatrists assess and diagnose mental health disorders and provide psychotherapy and other essential psychological treatments.

Most importantly, the board-certified psychiatrists at Serenity Mental Health Centers embrace a comprehensive approach. They care about every aspect of your psychological, emotional, and behavioral well-being.

What mental health conditions does psychiatry treat?

The simple answer is that psychiatry involves every type of mental health disorder. A few of the conditions diagnosed and treated by psychiatrists include:

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Autism spectrum disorder

  • Major depressive disorder

  • Postpartum depression

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Bipolar disorder

The Serenity Mental Health Centers team goes a step beyond treating psychiatric disorders, also caring about your overall mental health and well-being. They offer support and treatment for issues such as poor self-esteem and loss of confidence.

What type of psychiatric treatments might I receive?

At Serenity Mental Health Centers, patients receive customized care plans that draw from a range of treatment options. Your initial treatment usually includes psychotherapy, medication management, or both, depending on your diagnosis and symptoms.

The team at Serenity Mental Health Centers also specializes in interventional psychiatry. This specialization includes transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and ketamine infusions that boost brain activity and balance brain chemicals.

Patients typically receive interventional psychiatric therapies after conventional treatments fail. Under certain conditions, your psychiatrist may recommend TMS or ketamine earlier in your treatment. For example, people with severe depression considering suicide can get rapid symptom improvement with ketamine infusions.

The team specializes in complex cases of treatment-resistant mental health disorders. 

Treatment resistance occurs when your symptoms don’t improve after several courses of psychiatric medications. When this happens, your psychiatrist focuses on helping you achieve short-term relief and long-lasting stability with TMS and ketamine infusions.

If you need psychiatric care, call Serenity Mental Health Centers or request an appointment online today.

Let’s take the next step together. Schedule an appointment today and let’s work together to help you take back your life.

Serenity Mental Health Centers
Located in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado