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Psychiatry

In contrast to other mental health professionals, such as psychologists and counsellors, psychiatrists must be medically qualified doctors who have chosen to specialise in psychiatry. This means they can prescribe medication as well as recommend other forms of treatment.

Mental health conditions that may be diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist include:

Psychiatrists may also provide psychological support for people with long-term, painful, or terminal physical health conditions.

Specifically, a psychiatrist can specialise in several areas, such as:

At Working Minds, our psychiatrist will carry out an initial assessment, focusing on both your mental and physical health, in particular enquiring:

  • about the problem that brought you to see them
  • general questions about your life and thoughts
  • to carry out a simple physical examination, such as checking your blood pressure – for example, before prescribing certain medications
  • for information from other sources, such as your GP, relatives, and social workers

After assessing your condition, the psychiatrist may prescribe medication or recommend other treatments, such as counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

The number of times you need to see a psychiatrist and the length of each appointment will depend on your circumstances.

References

  • NHS, ‘Psychiatrist’, (2020, August 23)

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