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What would be a reason to see a psychiatrist?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Psychiatrist

Mostly for assessment and medication management/psychotherapy, for wide array of psychological problems.

In brief: Psychiatrist

Mostly for assessment and medication management/psychotherapy, for wide array of psychological problems.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Emotional problems

That are impacting your quality of life.
Psychiatrists can provide comprehensive assessments to determine what is going on w you. They can then work w you to develop a treatment plan. Hey may refer you if there appears to be an underlying medical problem (i.E, thyroid). They also prescribe medications to tx your sxs. Now a days, not all psychiatrists provide talking therapy but some do.

In brief: Emotional problems

That are impacting your quality of life.
Psychiatrists can provide comprehensive assessments to determine what is going on w you. They can then work w you to develop a treatment plan. Hey may refer you if there appears to be an underlying medical problem (i.E, thyroid). They also prescribe medications to tx your sxs. Now a days, not all psychiatrists provide talking therapy but some do.
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In brief: Many see below

The most important consideration for seeing a psychiatrist is suicidal thoughts.
If you have suicidal thoughts & plans for committing suicide or hurting other people you need to see a psychiatrist immediately. Also the repressed wish to kill other people. Other important reasons: depression, anxiety, delusions, hallucinations, functioning, PTSD, OCD, & other problems of behavior, though , mood

In brief: Many see below

The most important consideration for seeing a psychiatrist is suicidal thoughts.
If you have suicidal thoughts & plans for committing suicide or hurting other people you need to see a psychiatrist immediately. Also the repressed wish to kill other people. Other important reasons: depression, anxiety, delusions, hallucinations, functioning, PTSD, OCD, & other problems of behavior, though , mood
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