PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES IN AUSTIN, TX
While both men and women experience mental health disorders, women are not only more at risk of developing depression and anxiety but also may experience hormonal shifts that contribute to mood-related disorders. At Bluebird Psychiatry in Austin, Texas, board-certified psychiatrist, Samantha Symons, MD, and APRN Alexandra Prosk, offer specialized mental health expertise to address your specific needs as a woman. Call Bluebird Psychiatry or schedule a consultation online today for expert women’s mental health care.
Women's Mental Health Q & A
What is women’s mental health?
Women’s mental health involves your mental well-being and conditions specific to women, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and mood changes associated with your menstrual cycle or perimenopause. Women’s mental health treatments can improve your health, your mood, and your overall quality of life.
What are common women’s mental health conditions?
Women may experience a variety of mental health issues that can negatively affect their well-being, such as:
Depression, which can cause feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness, is common among men and women and is often debilitating. It affects about 1 in 10 women in the United States.
Postpartum depression occurs after pregnancy and can negatively impact your ability to care for yourself and your new baby.
Anxiety is an often-debilitating mental health disorder that affects men and women. It causes feelings of anxiousness and fear during everyday situations that don’t bother many other people. Symptoms can interfere with school work, your job, and interpersonal relationships.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is fear or anxiety triggered by a past traumatic event. You might experience nightmares, flashbacks, or severe anxiety that interferes with your everyday life.
Eating disorders that can affect your mental well-being and overall health include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
PMDD is similar to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) but is more severe. It’s associated with depression, anxiety, and severe irritability one to two weeks before your period begins.
Perimenopause mental health symptoms
Perimenopause, or the transitional period through menopause, may result in mental health symptoms that can include irritability, mood swings, and depression.
What mental health treatments are available for women?
At Bluebird Psychiatry, we offer sensitive and supportive treatments for women that can help you identify and harness your inner strengths and capabilities.
Depending on your needs, they might prescribe medication or use talk therapy to relieve your symptoms. We collaborate with you and other members of your health care team to ensure you receive the best possible treatment for you to restore your quality of life.
For expert women’s mental health services, call Bluebird Psychiatry, or make an appointment online today.