The psychiatrist is trained through many years of schooling to recognize mental symptoms and their treatments. Frequently these symptoms coalesce into a diagnosable entity such as Major Depression or Anxiety Neurosis. Even if not to the level of a mental illness, symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia and lack of hope can adversely affect the patient and need to be recognized.
Treatment of Other Co-occurring Mental Illnesses And Symptoms
The psychiatrist is trained also to treat co-occurring mental illnesses and symptoms. Such treatments can include psychotherapy, counseling, and/or use of a medication for a certain specific symptom. The psychiatrist discusses the choices of treatment with the patient and it becomes a mutual decision.
Recognition of Other Medical Conditions or Illnesses
The patient may present to the psychiatrist with other complaints of a medical nature which he/she recognize to be a problem. Symptoms could include insomnia, pain, different patterns of drinking water, urinating, elimination. This will lead to discussion with the psychiatrist about a proper course of action to address the problem. Health of mind and body is the goal.
Referral to Rehab. Facilities If Found Indicated
Doctor Fettman has nearly 40 years of experience with psychiatry and has practiced extensively in Michigan and Ohio and has attended national meetings all over the United States. He is aware of outstanding nationally recognized treatment facilities and will make referral to them if it seems indicated for a particular patient. Such institutions would include the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Hazelden in Minnesota, Sierra Tuscon in Arizona, The Lindner Center for Hope in Cincinnati and local rehab. facilities such as Parkside, Talbot Hall or Shepard Hill in Newark, Ohio.