How Can Vanguard Psychiatry Help?
Ken has been experiencing mood swings that have begun to interfere with his job and relationships. He is 23 years old and works in a warehouse on the swing shift, from 3:00 pm until 11:30. He lives with his mom and has some friends whom he games with online. Ken has been feeling more and more depressed lately and talked to his mom about it. They both decided to give Dr. Defilippo at Vanguard Psychiatry a call.
Ken spoke with Dr. Defilippo and described what has been happening. His mom was also there to provide valuable objective information. Ken said he was typically easy going, although he did experience times when he felt worthless and discouraged, and had some thoughts of wishing he was dead. Ken said he typically gets home from work around midnight, and gets online to play his favorite role playing game (RPG).
Recently he joined various groups so he could continue playing with people who live in other times zones because he wasn’t tired, felt that he was probably one of the greatest players of all time and that he could eventually make money entering tournaments. Ken sometimes fantasized about going to Japan and playing in a world-wide competition. Ken’s mom became concerned about him when he spent several days playing the game, missing his work shift, and getting irritable with her when she suggested he was “out of balance”.
At first Ken resisted getting help, but when his girlfriend told him that his behaviors were a “turn-off” he realized he better do something, or risk losing everything. He asked his mom for help and they scheduled an appointment with Vanguard Psychiatry.