Fortaleza Treatment Centers

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment located in Elyria, OH & Cleveland, OH

Psychiatry is an area of medicine that diagnoses and treats conditions that affect your emotional and psychological well-being. Fortaleza Treatment Centers in Elyria and Cleveland, Ohio, specializes in addiction treatment and mental health treatment. These centers offer psychiatry services to assist in the management of these conditions. To learn more about psychiatry care at the Fortaleza Treatment Centers, call the office nearest you, or schedule an appointment online today.

Psychiatry Q & A

What is psychiatry?

Psychiatry is an area of medicine specializing in diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain and mind. These conditions affect emotions, behavior, and interactions with others. 

Fortaleza Treatment Centers has board-certified psychiatrists on staff to support their patients struggling with symptoms that affect how they feel, think, and behave.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who assesses the physical and mental health aspects of disorders that affect the brain and mind. This provides a more complete picture of the patient’s physical health and mental state.

Fortaleza Treatment Centers takes a holistic approach to care and uses research-based best practices to help their patients struggling with an addiction or mental health issue get the care they need. 

Who needs psychiatry services?

Anyone struggling with substance abuse or mental illness benefits from psychiatry services. Fortaleza Treatment Centers provide psychiatry services to assess mental health and prescribe psychiatric medications.

Fortaleza Treatment Centers treats a wide range of mental health disorders, including:

  • Substance abuse
  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Opioid dependency
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder

It’s not uncommon for someone struggling with substance abuse to also have a mental health condition. In some cases, substance abuse triggers changes in mental health. However, it’s not uncommon for people with a mental illness to abuse drugs as a way to self-medicate. 

In either case, substance abuse and mental illness are two separate conditions that are treatable by the board-certified psychiatrists at Fortaleza Treatment Centers.

What can I expect from psychiatry services?

The specifics of your psychiatry services at Fortaleza Treatment Centers depend on your mental health needs. The board-certified psychiatrist conducts a physical and mental health exam to understand your emotional and physical well-being fully.

The psychiatrist uses the information gathered during your evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and make recommendations for treatment, including prescription medication.

For addiction treatment, Fortaleza Treatment Centers utilizes a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program to support recovery. The psychiatrist prescribes the medication for this comprehensive whole-person approach to addiction.

The psychiatrist also prescribes medication for the mental health treatment program at Fortaleza Treatment Centers. 

To learn more about psychiatry at Fortaleza Treatment Centers, call the office most convenient to you, or schedule an appointment online today.