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A 47-year-old female asked:

please could i ask how regularly patients need to see psychologists /psychiatrists ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Variable: Usually the patient and the provider decide how often a person will be seen for therapy - weekly isn't uncommon. Some people might be seen every two weeks or once a month. Regarding psychiatric management of medications - once a month is not uncommon. When I am first seeing someone and we are making frequent changes to their med regimen -might see them weekly. The longest period I go without >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
seeing a patient that I treat with meds is 3 months. Each doctor is different and each patient has different needs. Take care.
Jul 1, 2014
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
DEPENDS : It depends on the patient and their symptoms, and the psychologist/psychiatrist they see. No easy, short answer here.

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