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Is It A Good Ides To Meet With A Psychiatrist For A Proper Psychiatric Assessment? What Will It Achieve?

Is It A Good Ides To Meet With A Psychiatrist For A Proper Psychiatric Assessment? What Will It Achieve?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

A Psyc has more training and education than your standard GP or counsellor in mental health disorder.
Naturally there will be crappy ones, but on the whole they have a more comprehensive view of mental health. If it has been advised, Go for it. Some mental health illness can only be diagnosed from a Psychiatrist. Anything less may only give a suggestion of what they think.
They are not scary or something to worry about. It might just seem confronting if it has been suggested.
If it has been suggested or advised from another professional, they are doing the right thing by you.
Take care mate. xx

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I reside in Australia and I have a GP who has had training in Mental Health, a Psychiatrist and a Clinical Psychologist, that I see for treatment.
The Psychiatrist gives the advice and sets the meds up for me to take with a good combination.
The GP, continues my care, by giving advice, more scripts when needed and looks after other parts of my health.
My Psychologist, does all the main work of therapy (CBT, etc...) with me to try and assist me to get better from my deep depression and anxiety.
They all relay their information to each other and work as a complete team. Some people can be ok with a GP and Psychologist, but I am glad I have all three very amazing women looking after me.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

@A MyDepressionTeam Member Thank you! I'm sure it is the right thing to do. Just a bit stressful I guess. I'm going to see my doctor again next week and will make arrangements. Thanks for taking the time to respond to my question. It's very much appreciated.
Hope you are having a good day.

edited, originally posted almost 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I am c in a psychiatrist nd she is lovely I think she will help me get out from this dark place nd sort out my meds

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

My psychiatrist has been a life saver!she has helped me so much and she's always on my side!!i had such a hard time excepting my illness.i really couldn't get through without her.

posted almost 4 years ago
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