Brevard County Psychiatry

Mental Health Solutions from Parrish Healthcare

Psychiatry is the study, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. At Parrish Healthcare, we understand the mental health is a critical factor in our patients' well-being. That is why we provide comprehensive mental health services to our Brevard Country patients so that they have access to cutting-edge diagnostics and treatment options.

Understanding Psychiatry

Psychiatry is often confused with psychology. Psychologists can play an important role in the mental health of their patients, but do not inhabit the same role in the medical field as psychiatrists. Our psychiatrists are medical doctors who ensure that our patients' mental health issues are addressed as part of their treatment at Parrish Healthcare—either as the patient's sole medical concern or in conjunction with other treatments (for injury or illness, for example).

At Parrish Healthcare, psychiatrists:

  • Can order medical imaging
  • Can conduct physical examinations
  • Can order lab tests
  • Can write prescriptions
  • Can order various psychiatric treatments
  • Can consult with various other medical specialists
  • Can refer patients to other specialists
  • Can refer patients to psychologists for regular therapy
  • Can conduct routine psychotherapy

Conditions psychiatrists commonly treat include:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Sleep disorders (insomnia)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Like other fields of medicine, psychiatrist encompasses many sub-specialties, many of which play a role at Parrish Healthcare. Patients may be referred to one of our psychiatrists or one may be assigned to them as part of their treatment if they have been admitted to the hospital. Whatever our patients' circumstances are, our facility can ensure that their mental health will receive the attention it deserves.

Have more questions about our mental health resources or our psychiatric services? Contact us at Parrish Healthcare Psychiatry today.