Psychiatry is a medical field specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions. A Psychiatrist is a qualified medical Doctor who has specialised in the area of psychiatry. Psychiatrists are often sought to diagnose, prevent and treat mental health conditions that require pharmacological interventions such a prescribed anti-depressants and anxiolytics and mood stabilisers. A Psychiatrist may also provide assistant to a patient in the form of medical reprts for court or employment purposes.
An appointment with a Psychiatrist requires a GP referral and typically involves a mental health assessment and a detailed personal and medical history. Therapy is and often recommended by a Psychiatrist as part of a treatment plan which can be arranged with one of our Counsellors here at The Hazelton Clinic.