You will first attend an initial appointment for a psychiatric assessment, where your Consultant Psychiatrist will seek to understand more about your individual profile of need. No two experiences of a mental health difficulty are exactly the same. Your Psychiatrist will work with you to develop and tailor a treatment programme that is highly suited to your needs. They can help you to access a wide range of resources.
Your Psychiatrist will explore your profile of symptoms, the impact they have upon your life, relationships and well-being. They will take into consideration your physical health and family history. It is important to share with your Psychiatrist what you have tried in managing your symptoms and help them to have as full a picture as possible.