Consultation with an Adult Psychiatrist
We work closely with a group of Consultant Psychiatrists who are experts in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of mental health difficulties. We can help you decide whether a psychiatric appointment is an appropriate first step and arrange a referral.
What to expect:
During the initial consultation with a psychiatrist, which usually lasts for one hour, they will talk about the difficulties you are currently experiencing and how they are impacting on both your home and work life. They will also explore your early history to help gain a more comprehensive understanding of how those difficulties have arisen. If you are in agreement, they will write to your GP to ensure continuity in the care you may need.
Psychiatrists are specialists in prescribing a combination of medications tailored to your needs. Some of the common problems that can be helped with medication include:
- Anxiety and phobias
- Adult ADHD
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bipolar Affective Disorders
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessional Compulsive Disorder
- Personality Disorder
Follow up consultations:
Follow up consultations may be arranged to monitor any potential side-effects as well as establish whether the medication is actually helpful. If the medication is not proving effective and you remain symptomatic there are a number of alternative options that may be considered in order to find what works best for you.
Combined treatment plan:
Combining medication with therapeutic treatment often facilitates the recovery process. We can help you decide whether this is the best approach for you either in the short or long term.