Mental health is an important component of overall health and well-being. But how do you know when to seek help from a psychiatrist? Mental health issues can often be hard to identify and diagnose, so it’s important to be aware of the signs that may indicate it’s time to consult a professional.
Dr Charles Noplis has been certified in psychiatry since 2013 and has extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. He offers some insight into understanding when it may be time for you or a loved one to seek assistance from a psychiatrist.
Physical symptoms are the first indicator that there may be something wrong with your mental health. These physical symptoms can include headaches, stomachaches, trembling, increased heart rate, chest pain, fatigue, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, and changes in sleep patterns (sleeping too much or having difficulty sleeping). If you experience any of these physical symptoms on an ongoing basis, it may be time to consult a psychiatrist.
Another sign that you should consider seeking assistance from a psychiatrist is if you notice changes in your behavior or moods that last more than two weeks.
This could include sudden outbursts of anger or sadness; withdrawal from friends and family; changes in appetite; increased irritability; lack of motivation; difficulty making decisions; problems concentrating; feeling overwhelmed by everyday tasks; feeling helpless or hopeless; or thoughts of self-harm.
If any of these behaviors become persistent over the course of several weeks, it’s important to talk with your doctor about seeing a psychiatrist for further assessment.
t’s important to understand the signs that suggest it might be time for you or someone close to you to seek help from a psychiatrist. Dr Charles Noplis is an experienced board-certified psychiatric physician who is available for consultations if needed.
If you’re concerned about your mental health or think someone close to you may need help, don’t hesitate—reach out for professional assistance today!