Psychiatrist, DO, FASAM, DABPM Verified
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Carmel, IN 46032
Do you feel stuck in unhealthy patterns and feelings? Through collaboration with clients, my goal is to empower people to develop resources for self care, make informed decisions regarding treatment options and achieve optimal outcomes. Medication adjustment, psychotherapy, genetic testing and complementary treatment may all be utilized.
Video Game Addiction
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Carmel, IN 46032
Video Game Addiction
Do you feel stuck in unhealthy patterns and feelings? Through collaboration with clients, my goal is to empower people to develop resources for self care, make informed decisions regarding treatment options and achieve optimal outcomes. Medication adjustment, psychotherapy, genetic testing and complementary treatment may all be utilized.

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Video Game Addiction Psychiatrists
Video Game Addiction in Carmel

The current DSM doesn't recognize video game addiction as a diagnosable addiction. But the patterns of behavior can make parenting a kid or teen who's video gaming difficult.

Get help form a psychiatrist in Carmel with a teen or child who's patterns of behavior include:

1) Craving more game time, no matter how much they've already played.
2) Chronic dry eyes.
3) Friends stop calling and coming by to hang out.
4) No shower or change of clothes for days.
5) Gets upset if someone suggests they might have a problem with video games.
6) Rarely leaves the house because they feel like they're missing out on something that might be happening in the video games.
7) Spends entire allowance on video game hardware and software.
8) Lies to parents about how often they play games or video games.
9) Skips doing chores to keep video gaming.
10) When not at the computer, they're irritable and snappy.

For more on video game addiction, see Unplugged - a video game addiction blogout on something that might be happening in the video games.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Carmel is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Carmel Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Carmel has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for Carmel child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Carmel). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Carmel, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have a MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Carmel Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.