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Adult Psychiatry

Adult Psychiatry services in Ankeny, IA

Adult psychiatry attends to the needs of people over 18 with mental health conditions ranging from depression and bipolar disorder to schizophrenia and substance use disorder. Ahmar M Butt, MD, at Balance TMS, Esketamine, and Psychiatry, PLLC, in Ankeny, Iowa, is board-certified in adult psychiatry. He offers exceptional care in a warm, friendly environment to restore patients’ peace of mind and quality of life. Call Balance TMS, Esketamine, and Psychiatry, PLLC, today or schedule a consultation online to benefit from life-changing adult psychiatry.

Adult Psychiatry Q&A

What is adult psychiatry?

Adult psychiatry helps people with mental health disorders and emotional challenges. These conditions can be severe, even life-threatening, without expert treatment. Psychiatric disorders are also complex, requiring significant expertise to diagnose correctly and treat effectively.

The adult psychiatry specialists at Balance TMS, Esketamine, and Psychiatry, PLLC, have completed years of specialized education. They also have considerable experience helping people with the most challenging mental health problems, including symptoms like:

  • Behavioral disturbances
  • Emotional dysregulation (lack of emotional control)
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Suicidal thoughts and actions
  • Aggression
  • Catatonia (abnormal movement and behavior)
  • Psychosis (hallucinations and delusions)

They also offer expert child and adolescent psychiatric services.

What conditions can adult psychiatry treat?

Conditions Balance TMS, Esketamine, and Psychiatry, PLLC treats include:

  • Mood disorders
  • Major depressive disorder (depression)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance use disorder
  • Impulse control disorder
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Treatment-resistant disorders

Adult psychiatry treats people 18 and older with these conditions and others. Your psychiatrist completes a thorough evaluation and medical history review to determine what’s causing your symptoms. Then they create a personalized treatment plan.

What treatments does adult psychiatry offer?

Adult psychiatry services include:



Psychotherapy (talk therapy or counseling) uses various techniques to help people with mental health problems. Examples include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychoanalysis, and solution-focused brief therapy.

Some therapies focus on identifying and processing underlying problems like trauma and abuse. Others tackle your daily difficulties, teaching you how to challenge and change flawed or harmful thoughts.


Medication management

Medications like antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, stimulants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics can be crucial in treating psychiatric disorders. But they require careful management to ensure that you benefit from them without experiencing unpleasant or dangerous side effects.


Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

MAT combines counseling with Suboxone® medication (buprenorphine) to treat substance use disorder.


Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS uses noninvasive magnetic energy to activate parts of your brain that aren’t working as they should. It’s FDA-approved for treatment-resistant depression that isn’t responding to medication and psychotherapy.



Spravato® nasal spray contains esketamine, a form of the anesthetic drug ketamine. Like TMS, Spravato is FDA-approved for treatment-resistant disorders.

Call Balance TMS, Esketamine, and Psychiatry, PLLC, today or book an appointment online to benefit from first-class adult psychiatry.