All Riverside providers encourage regular exercise, good sleep habits, and a healthy diet. The brain simply works better with good rest and nutrients. Our medical staff places specific emphasis on the importance of your physical health.
Our psychiatrists and nurse practitioner will evaluate for the presence of physical illness (e.g., thyroid disorder) related to emotional and thinking problems.
We encourage you to seek an initial evaluation and routine follow-up with your general practice physician to rule out medical causes of mental illness. Although non-brain illnesses are less common causes of emotional illness, we encourage you to get full physical and laboratory examination as part of a complete mental health work-up. Our medical providers are available to evaluate a possible need for psychiatric medication.
They will discuss the risks and benefits of treating or not treating chemical imbalances which underlie some mental struggles.
Our counselors are available to teach you relaxation techniques that will help you to rest your body and mind. Lowering stress through meditation and other forms of deep relaxation will help to reduce the damaging effects of stress to your brain.