Dr. Wanzo places patient care at the center of everything that we do. When a patient comes to us for care and treatment, we focus on providing the ideal setting and medical care. We also ensure that the environment around the treatment facility is welcoming so that our patients feel at home. It is important that everyone learns more about psychiatry. This will help them to identify the different conditions that require professional help. The knowledge will also help you and your loved ones to understand the treatment process better.

Facts about mental health disorders
Mental health disorders have been found to affect a significant portion of the population in the United States. While some patients will experience mild disorders, the more disabling ones require proper management and care. With the appropriate treatment, the affected individual will be able to return to a normal and productive life. It is estimated that in any given year, 26 percent of people over the age of 18 suffer from mental conditions that can be diagnosed and treated. However, most of these patients are incapacitated since the conditions are left untreated.

Common mental health disorders
There are several mental health disorders for which you or your loved one should seek psychiatric help. The severity of these conditions will vary from one person to another, depending on numerous factors. Some of the common conditions include depression, recreational use of drugs and alcohol, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety disorder, Bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia.

Signs that you may need psychiatric help
While there is no single cause for these mental health disorders, there are a number of signs you should look out for. These signs and symptoms will help you to identify the disorders and determine whether to seek professional help.

  • Erratic thinking
  • Social withdrawal
  • Unexplained changes in eating and sleeping habits
  • Chronic anxiety
  • Extreme changes in mood
  • Suicidal thoughts

Depression can often manifest as physical symptoms such as fatigue, weight loss, loss of sex drive, headaches, and gastrointestinal disorders.

Treatment Options
Psychiatric help includes several treatment options. Depending on the type and severity of the mental health problem, a professional will settle on the most suitable treatment option. This may include psychotherapy, medication, hospitalization, peer support, electroconvulsive therapy and alternative medicine.

Dr. Wanzo has the experience to choose the treatment options with a high success rate.

Patient Confidentiality
Whenever we treat a patient at the office of Cassandra L. Wanzo, M.D., we will require the patient’s personal information. We enure that patient confidentiality is observed. We will also protect the information from unauthorized access.