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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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