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How do I go to the psychiatrist? Do I need a referral?

How do I go to the psychiatrist? Do I need a referral?

Yes most of time: Yes you could cal and make appointment your self or the better way to have your family doctor do that for you. ...Read more

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Please advise how to see a psychiatrist without a referral from a gp?

Please advise how to see a psychiatrist without a referral from a gp?

Contact local clinic: Though often your gp who knows you is a good source of referral to specialists such as psychiatrists other sources include local clinics. Insurance panels, local medical societies, nearly medical center. Some but not all insurance plans require a referral from your gp so double check and good luck. ...Read more

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Got a referral to see psychiatrist but my mental caffeine withdrawals are there. In the meantime what should I do?

Got a referral to see psychiatrist but my mental caffeine withdrawals are there. In the meantime what should I do?

Caffeine new psychMD: As the psychiatrist will be in the role of addressing mental and physical challenges and promoting wellness, there is no need to wait to have your intake with him/her. Substance use/abuse (e.g.Caffeine) is routinely addressed during assessment and treatment by a psychiatrist. Don't wait to get the care you need now. Call and make an appointment as soon as you can get in. ...Read more

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I've been in therapy since last year for anxiety. Would I need to see a psychiatrist? He mentioned a referral if i need long term medication.

I've been in therapy since last year for anxiety. Would I need to see a psychiatrist? He mentioned a referral if i need long term medication.

Since you have PTSD : & an anxiety disorder, it is likely that adding appropriate medications to your Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for anxiety& psychotherapy for PTSD will be beneficial. Effective therapies for PTSD are on http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-of-ptsd/000665. Seek medical check-up from your primary physician + any baseline lab studies needed, depending on the medication & referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can anyone help me with a diagnosis to get referral to talk to psychiatrist?

Can anyone help me with a diagnosis to get referral to talk to psychiatrist?

Many resources: Usually the process is to get a referral before a diagnosis -- because the psychiatrist makes the diagnosis during an interview with you. It may require more than one session. You can check your local psychiatric society for possible names, and also online searches can be fruitful these days. Contact office to see about insurance, appointment availability, ways of working, etc. ...Read more

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How, and what should I say to my doctor to get a referral to the psychiatrist?

Speak up!: The most important thing is to just say it. You can start by describing your concerns/worries briefly and how/that they are distressing you or causing problems/suffering for you. Speak up whether or not your doc has tried to help you. She/he will be ready to refer you, and will be impressed with your candor. So speak up! ...Read more

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I have seen many of counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists but no one understands...Looking for a referral in the las vegas area- just moved?

I have seen many of counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists but no one understands...Looking for a referral in the las vegas area- just moved?

No one understands?: No one understands what? Sounds like you have been through a lot of professionals, and are still having problems. To find a psychologist or other therapist in your new city, you can go to http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/ and use the "find a therapist" search screen. Some psychiatrists will be there also. You can also contact the nevada psychiatric society, or the medical school for optionsl. ...Read more

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If you are seeing a psychologist and GP who does medication, then how does a referral to a psychiatrist change things, why would this be necessary ?

If you are seeing a psychologist and GP who does medication, then how does a referral to a psychiatrist change things, why would this be necessary  ?

More expertise: Psychiatrists are specialists with years of specialty training including psychopharmacology that a GP does not have. A GP is trained to refer to a specialist for many reasons if the patient requires more expertise, eg. surgery, GI, neurology etc. We specialists often work closely with a GP to give patients the best possible care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you please give me some referrals to psychiatrists near me within 25 miles. It says you specialize in addiction medicine do you know any good suboxone psych docs for in office ?

Can you please give me some referrals to psychiatrists near me within 25 miles. It says you specialize in addiction medicine do you know any good suboxone psych docs for in office ?

Can't answer without: knowing what your insurance is. If you have no insurance, then need to know what your ability to pay for services is. If you are in Massachusetts, you should be able to get subsidized care in the Health Connector, as well as potential Medicaid eligibility. Answer about your insurance and what town you live in and I can give you some potential referrals. ...Read more

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I don't have a psychiatrist anymore and i'm out of meds...Where do I go?

I don't have a psychiatrist anymore and i'm out of meds...Where do I go?

Consult with a doc: Psychiatrists are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Though general practitioners ; family medicine and internists can ( and do) prescribe, if you are having recurrence of your psychiatric symptoms perhaps the best choice would be to be evaluated by a psychiatrist , an expert in this area. ...Read more

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I finally went to a psychiatrist. But I don't think it helped much. Should I go to a different one?

I finally went to a psychiatrist. But I don't think it helped much. Should I go to a different one?

Maybe, but try again: Working closely with a psychiatrist or psychologist, where you often need to disclose the most personal information, often takes time to develop a good relationship. It is rare to feel significant benefit after only one visit. Give it a few more visits; be very open and honest and see where it leads you. ...Read more

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I've gotten in a lot of messes in the past and I can't seem to let go. Should I go to a psychiatrist?

I've gotten in a lot of messes in the past and I can't seem to let go. Should I go to a psychiatrist?

Perhaps: I'm not sure what kind of messes you're referring to, but incapacitating guilt can certainly affect your mental health. Psychiatrists can often help with this -- but if you decide to see one, make sure s/he offers psychotherapy as well as medication management in his or her practice. It sounds like talk therapy will be an important part of your healing. Be well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stay positive even if things don't go as expected at my psychiatrist appointment?

Communication: have an open and honest discussion with your psychiatrist. they are trained to listen carefully for disruptions in the theraputic alliance and want to get things back on track.. if the impass seems unresolvable there may be room for a 2nd opinion ...Read more

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Who are some top psychiatrists in newark/bear de. If you don't rate psychiatrist where can I go to get that info

Top rated specialist: There are websites which portray doctors' specialties and ratings by patients. Healthgrades.Com and vitals.Com are some examples. Do not believe everything the critics say about your doctor. Most opinions are from angry patients or ex-employees trying to ruin their reputation, although you can find good reviews in there. Good luck in your search! ...Read more

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I've been holding onto my past for so long. I don't think going to a psychiatrist will be able to help. What can I do?

I've been holding onto my past for so long. I don't think going to a psychiatrist will be able to help. What can I do?

Go!!!: As long as you are above ground and sucking in air, there is the possibility of change. Make an appointment with a board certified psychiatrist today! ...Read more

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What to expect when going to a psychiatrist?

Psych: 45 to 60 min eval with personal psychological and medical questions. ...Read more

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Should I go to psychiatrist if no one likes me?

Should I go to psychiatrist if no one likes me?

Hmmm . . . .: You could carefully consider others' complaints about your behavior, and see whether they have validity. If similar themes are coming up frequently, there may be something there for you to learn. However, feeling that "no one likes me" may also be a misperception coming from depression, etc. This could be a valid reason to consult a psychiatrist/other mental health professional too. ...Read more

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How will going to a psychiatrist help my mental health?

How will going to a psychiatrist help my mental health?

Diagnosis &Treatment: Psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in dealing with psychiatric disorders which involve any changes in mood, thought process, behavior and cognitive functions. The disorders are primarily brain dysfunctions manifest themselves with signs and symptoms like depression, insomnia, or fear and anxiety. ...Read more

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What will happen the first time I go to see a psychiatrist?

You will have a : Conversation with another person. You will likely also be asked a lot of questions. Then the doctor will share their ideas with you about how to get you better. ...Read more