What can a psychiatrist do for relationship problems?
A psychiatrist can help you identify any mental or physical health issues that may be contributing to your relationship problems. This can include you or your partner having anxiety, chronic depression, hormonal imbalances, etc. that can lead to conflicts in your relationships. A psychiatrist can prescribe medications that can help alleviate symptoms and make it easier to resolve differences and issues within partners in a relationship.
What does a psychiatrist help with?
A psychiatrist is a doctor trained in mental health disorders. Therefore, a psychiatrist can help identify, assess, diagnose, and prescribe medical interventions for physical and mental health conditions and provide symptom relief.
Can a psychiatrist help with all relationship problems?
When there is a physical or mental health condition that is affecting a couple’s relationship – whether it is anxiety, substance use disorder, depression, neurological conditions, PTSD, anger issues, etc. a psychiatrist can help prescribe medications to manage their symptoms which can reduce their negative impact on a relationship. Thus, a psychiatrist can help identify, diagnose, and prescribe medications for these issues, or refer the couple to a psychologist in the absence of these issues or as an adjunct intervention for helping with relationship problems.
Why is there a need to identify and treat mental health conditions with a psychiatrist’s help for resolving relationship issues?
If one or both partners are suffering from a mental health issue, it affects not only them as individuals but also their relationships with others. A person with a mental illness may require greater empathy from their partner, may have difficulty being their best version in a relationship, may end up being co-dependent on the other, or even have difficulty with emotional and sexual intimacy. Thus, receiving a psychiatrist’s intervention can alleviate the challenges that the mental health condition brings to the relationship, making room for further therapeutic intervention that can enhance the relationship.