Psychiatry is a branch of medicine practiced by a medical doctor, specialising in mental health and emotional and behavioural differences in young people and adults. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. Psychiatry often compliments the work a client does with a psychologist or therapist, from a medical perspective.
Some people decide to start their mental health journey with a psychiatrist that can offer a specialist assessment of psychological needs. Psychiatrists can provide diagnosis and treatment planning for a wide range of both needs and age. They can prescribe medication when necessary and/or identify an appropriate path for intervention that might include psychotherapy.
Other people come to psychiatry when they have been referred for a particular purpose by themselves or another professional. For example, a psychologist might refer a client when they feel that a medical opinion or treatment options may be useful. Often, people that have been diagnosed with ADHD or significant mental health needs will pursue an appointment with psychiatry to explore medical options for treatment.
Services at Insights include, but are not limited to:
- Psychiatric Assessment
- Medication Reviews
- Risk Assessment
- ADHD/Autism Assessment
- Parenting Support
Typical difficulties addressed as part of these services, include supporting and assessing individuals for such difficulties as:
- Deliberate Self-harm
- Depressive Disorders
- Attachment Disorders Complex
- Intellectual Disability (and Co-morbid Psychiatric Illnesses)
- Complex behavioural problems
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder