Private Psychiatric Services for Assessments & Medication
Clients with some conditions can benefit from seeing a psychiatrist, who is a fully qualified medical doctor, with special expertise in diagnosing and treating mental illness. Whatever the presenting symptoms, a psychiatrist can assess an individual’s psychological state, identify and diagnose a psychiatric illness, and propose a treatment or set of treatments that might include medication. All of this is done with the goal of helping the person to get better and/or manage their condition so that they can get on with their lives and be happy and well.
It’s OK to be anxious about your first appointment
People are often very anxious at the thought of seeing and being treated by a psychiatrist. That’s understandable, but it’s important to understand that seeking treatment for a mental illness really isn’t any different than going to your GP for a physical illness. Mental illness can happen to anyone, from any sort of background; and psychiatrists are there to help.
Many patients refer themselves for psychiatric treatment, and others are referred by a GP or psychologist. If you think that you might need to see a psychiatrist but you’re not sure, feel free to seek professional advise at Meeting Matters.
Your First Session
Your first session will be quite straightforward. Your psychiatrist will ask you about the issues in your life that have brought you to his office. They might also ask you a little about your general health and your background, as well as your emotional state at the moment. Depending on the issues you’re dealing with, they might suggest medication, a range of practical approaches to help you to manage the problem, psychological treatment, and techniques to prevent the issue getting out of hand – or all of the above. Moreover, they can also provide a written psychiatric report for you, if you need one.
Any treatment for a psychiatric or psychological illness can require a period of time, and some conditions will need to be managed long-term. Whatever your issue, you should feel free to ask any and all questions that come to mind – and your psychiatrist will make every effort to ensure that you are actively involved in your own treatment, and in the management of your condition.
It’s absolutely essential for you to be on board with your treatment plan, and respectful communication is the key.
If you would like to talk to someone about psychiatric services, please get in touch with us at Meeting Matters by telephone at: 0321 5040002, 051- 2609277
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