Montgomery County, PA Psychiatric & Psychiatric Services for Children, Teens, and Young Adults
North Star Psychiatry
Anxiety Treatment Psychiatrist Services in Montgomery County
Montgomery County is the third-most populous county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the 73rd-most populous in the United States. Montgomery County is located adjacent to and northwest of Philadelphia, with the county seat and largest city being Norristown. Montgomery County is geographically diverse, ranging from farms and open land in the extreme north of the county to densely populated suburban neighborhoods in the southern and central portions of the county.
Montgomery County, PA Depression Treatment Psychiatrist
For most anyone, life brings a mix of positive and negative emotions. It is important to understand that Major Depressive Disorder is a medical condition that warrants treatment. Major Depressive Disorder impairs an individual’s ability to function in daily life. Sleep, energy, appetite, concentration, and interest in activities are often affected. Feelings of excessive guilt and worthlessness are common. In adolescents, depression tends to manifest more as irritability than overt sadness. When depression is severe, patients can become suicidal and engage in suicide attempts or self-harm. Call today to schedule an appointment with our Psychiatrist in Montgomery County, PA or if you have any questions.
ADHD Treatment Psychiatrist Services in Montgomery County
ADHD can wreak havoc on a young person’s academic and social functioning. The impairment that it causes often leads to significant distress. Many children and adolescents with ADHD have emotional struggles and suffer from low self-esteem. Not everyone with attentional difficulties has ADHD. After all, difficulty focusing is a common symptom of both depression and anxiety. But there are some individuals who, from a very young age, struggle with inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, or a combination of these symptoms. Contact North Star Psychiatry in Montgomery County, PA to schedule an appointment with a Psychiatrist or if you have any questions.
Psychiatric Evaluation for Children & Adolescents in Montgomery County
A psychiatric examination is a complete and comprehensive procedure that allows children and adolescents to obtain the mental health services they require. Dr. Rogers spends 1.5 to 2 hours on average at North Star Psychiatry in Chester County to perform a child and adolescent evaluation.
Typically, he will spend the first 30 to 45 minutes of the visit collecting background information and obtaining a summary of current concerns from the parents. He’ll then visit with the patient alone to do a diagnostic interview and evaluation. Finally, he will meet with the patient and his or her parents for the last 20 to 30 minutes of the appointment. He’ll go over his findings, educate the family about the diagnoses and treatment choices, and collaborate with them to develop a treatment plan.
Psychiatric Evaluation for Young Adults in Montgomery County
A full evaluation by a psychiatrist is the most effective way for young adults in Chester County to acquire appropriate mental health services. Dr. Rogers normally spends 1 to 1.5 hours at North Star Psychiatry doing an adult mental evaluation. During the consultation, he will go over the patient’s medical history and get a full account of how the symptoms have progressed over time. He’ll conduct a comprehensive diagnostic interview and do a mental health screening. He will discuss his findings with the patient for the last 20 to 30 minutes of the consultation, provide education about diagnosis and treatment choices, and collaborate with the patient to build a treatment plan.