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Mental and Emotional Conditions

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (MD or DO) who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. Because they are physicians, psychiatrists can order or perform a full range of medical laboratory and psychological tests which, combined with discussions with patients, help provide a picture of a patient’s physical and mental state. Their education and clinical training equip them to understand the complex relationship between emotional and other medical illnesses and the relationships with genetics and family history, to evaluate medical and psychological data, to make a diagnosis, and to work with patients to develop treatment plans.

The science of psychology benefits society and enhances our lives. Psychologists examine the relationships between brain function and behavior, and the environment and behavior, applying what they learn to illuminate our understanding and improve the world around us. Psychology is a varied field. Psychologists conduct basic and applied research, serve as consultants to communities and organizations, and assess behavioral and mental function and well-being.

At RSBCIHI, Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides culturally component, confidential, professional mental health and comprehensive substance abuse services to eligible Native American/Alaskan Native patients and their dependents. BHS is committed to working with other agencies to provide the best comprehensive range of prevention, outreach, assessment, treatment and rehabilitative services for individuals and their families. We are dedicated to provide you with the support, care and respect you deserve in a manner that honors your experiences, skills, strengths and insights to find your own path to recovery.