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Psychiatrists in Stafford

Ali Altahir, Psychiatrist  in Stafford
“a child and adolescent psychiatrist, conducts full psychiatric evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults. Experienced in the treatment of a variety of clinical concerns, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, Autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, and psychosis. After adult psychiatry training in Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Altahir completed his fellowship studies at Penn state University in 2005.
(703) 879-1542
Stafford, Virginia 22554
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Psychiatrist, MD, MBA, FAPA, FACP, CPE
“I am a Board certified psychiatrist ,internist and board certified in American Board of Addiction Medicine .I am certified in office based suboxone treatment . I am also certified and experienced in admiration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation ( TMS).I will shortly have in my staff a highly experienced clinical pscyhologist ,pscyhiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner . We provide integrated pscyhaitric ,psyhcologial and medical care . We have started the state of the art treatment of medication resistant depression using Trans cranial Magnetic Stimulation ( TMS) In our facilities . This treatment modality will give our severely depressed patient a very potent tool to get better and reclaim their life back.
(703) 924-2370
Stafford, Virginia 22554
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Stafford Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in Stafford specialize in age groups (so check for Stafford child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Stafford). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurses in Stafford, or mental health nurses, specialize in nursing care for people with mental illness or mental distress. Stafford Psychiatric nurses receive training in psychological therapies (such as CBT), building therapeutic alliance with clients and dealing with challenging behavior. Importantly, they are trained to administer psychiatric medication (or 'psychiatric meds') and, in very limited ways, to prescribe meds.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on meds so that clients can make informed choices about their use.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult the find the right psychiatrist in Stafford, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in Stafford, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Stafford as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Stafford). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in Stafford, such as a child psychiatrist or adolescent psychiatrist, expand your search to generate a large pool of professionals and then select a specialty from the left nav bar.