Veteran Services

Psychiatrist located in Atlanta, GA

Veteran Services

During active duty, America’s military women and men face unimaginable challenges, and when they return home, many still have an ongoing battle as they struggle with the effect of military duty on their mental health. The exceptional team at Psychiatry of Atlanta, Inc. welcomes veterans at their office in Atlanta, Georgia. They offer comprehensive veteran services for all mental health issues, ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression to helping you transition to civilian life. Call the office or use online booking today to schedule an appointment and start the process of healing.

Veteran Services Q & A

What are veteran services?

The Psychiatry of Atlanta, Inc. team embraces veteran services by combining mental health care with an understanding of the unique challenges faced by veterans.

Staying in dangerous places where lives hang in the balance, suffering the emotional trauma of war, and being away from family for long stretches of time are only a few of the devastating challenges taking a toll on veterans’ mental and physical well-being.

At Psychiatry of Atlanta, Inc., the team offers veteran-specific care for the full range of mental health challenges, including:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Military sexual trauma

Though anyone can develop PTSD, 30% (nearly one in three) veterans have PTSD compared to 7% of the general population.

What signs indicate I need veteran services?

Feeling overwhelmed by emotions and behaviors signifies that you would benefit from veteran mental health services. 

It’s also time to seek help if you:

  • Have persistent anxiety
  • Feel sad or agitated
  • Have mood swings
  • Have difficulty sleeping
  • Feel like there’s no reason to live
  • Use alcohol or drugs
  • Neglect your personal welfare
  • Withdraw from family and friends
  • Develop violent behavior
  • Think about killing yourself

PTSD causes anxiety along with other symptoms, including nightmares, flashbacks, and avoiding the places, activities, and people that remind you of your trauma.

If you’re thinking about suicide or have a plan to kill yourself, you can get immediate help by calling the veterans crisis line. Dial 988 and then press 1.

What veteran services might I receive?

The Psychiatry of Atlanta, Inc. team works with you, creating personalized treatment plans to ease your symptoms, improve your mental well-being, and help you navigate your path in life.

A few examples of treatments they provide include:

  • Behavioral therapy
  • Medication management
  • Stress management
  • Transitional counseling
  • Diet and exercise recommendations
  • Esketamine (medication for treatment-resistant depression and suicidal thoughts)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS sends mild magnetic pulses into the brain area associated with your mental health disorder. The safe, painless pulses stimulate nerve activity, restoring brain chemicals and relieving your symptoms. TMS is especially beneficial for depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Connect with the Psychiatry of Atlanta, Inc. team, and start your journey toward mental and physical wellness by calling or booking online.