How Can Vanguard Psychiatry Help?
Take the example of John, age 38
He has a promising career, a spouse, and a couple of kids. On the outside, John appears to have a good life and takes care of his responsibilities.
However, recently John has been having back pain, and the doctors have not been able to figure out the cause(s) or how to provide long-term relief. John had some early childhood trauma, and now he gets intrusive thoughts about those early years. John previously worked out, but has lost all motivation and often comes home from work, takes a nap, gets up for dinner, watches tv, has a couple of drinks, and then goes back to bed.
John often struggles with despair, worthlessness and sometimes wishes he were dead. John has shared these thoughts with his wife, and she encouraged him to see a mental health professional.
This example of John is a common scenario for adults who seem happy, but often feel like they’re wearing a mask or pretending. Then, when their symptoms become too much to bear, they try to self-medicate or escape through various means. Fortunately, John’s wife has encouraged him to seek professional help, and they gave Vanguard Psychiatry a call.