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Psychiatric Care

At MaineHealth, we provide complete mental and behavioral health care services. Your care team may include a psychiatrist specially trained to provide mental health care.

What is psychiatric care?

Psychiatry care can include medical evaluations, care and treatment by psychiatric professionals for a variety of mental health conditions. Psychiatric professionals include psychiatrists, who are medical doctors with special training and education in mental health. They have the skills and expertise to diagnose and treat both the mental and physical problems related to psychological disorders. Psychiatrists may prescribe medication, in addition to providing or helping coordinate a client’s counseling or psychotherapy.

Psychiatric conditions

People who seek psychiatric care can have a number of conditions. Examples of disorders treated with psychiatry include:

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Eating disorders
  • Impulse control disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance abuse related disorders

Psychiatric treatments

Psychiatric treatment for a mental health or behavioral disorder varies depending on the condition. It can include:

  • Individual or group therapy
  • Medications
  • Integrative and alternative medicine
  • Behavior therapy
  • Educational services
  • Occupational therapy