Harris Psychiatric Services is an out-patient psychiatric office that provides care for those who have suffered serious injury as a result of an accident at the workplace or a motor vehicle accident.
We know that it is often difficult to find a capable doctor who accepts the type of insurance that covers these injuries, especially Worker's Compensation. We do. Serious physical injury usually is associated with chronic pain. The stress and loss that accompanies severe pain frequently results in psychiatric illness. Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are among the most frequent problems that are encountered.
Harris Psychiatric Services can help you recover. We now know that major psychiatric illness is caused by physical changes in the brain.
The majority of our patients never suffered from any form of psychiatric illness before the accident that brought them to our clinic. Unremitting stress causes the body to produce an excess of stress hormone (cortisol) that results in the kind of damage that is often referred to as a chemical imbalance. Illnesses, such as severe depression, require proper diagnosis as well as an approach that takes into account the fact that these illnesses are very hard for the patient and their families to understand. The kind of depression that we are describing is officially classified as Major Depressive Disorder. Because the changes in the brain need to be corrected, medication plays an important role in the treatment. Often times people who are suffering with this illness feel hopeless and lose their ability to be the person that they, their family and friends expect them to be. They are unable to respond to the support that the important people in their lives offer.
When you are experiencing the symptoms that physical and mental trauma produce, we can help. We work with you, your family and your attorney to make certain that you receive the kind of coordinated care that is needed and deserved.
It is hard to find clinicians that are experienced, not only in helping you understand and overcome psychiatric illness, but can also help you fight for your rights. All too often the insurance that you thought was there to help you is not available. We know what needs to be done to get you the care that you need. We are used to dealing with the combative and adversarial behavior from insurance companies. We are supported by a staff of kind and enormously capable people who know what has to be done to protect your rights.
Severe anxiety, panic attacks and traumatic stress can damage a person to a point that they can become unrecognizable to themselves and others. We offer an opportunity to heal mentally and we will do our best to help towards the restoration of your self-respect and dignity.