What is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental, emotional, psychological, and behavioural illnesses.

Many people seek psychiatric help at some point in their lives for numerous reasons. They may be personal problems or feelings that come on suddenly such as panic attacks, hearing “voices” or thoughts of hallucination or they may be long term feelings of sadness, anxiousness, hopelessness and inability to cope. These psychiatric problems can cause a person’s outlook to become distorted and feelings may become overwhelming making life feel out of control. Not all of these conditions require psychiatric support.

Our Consultant psychiatrists are experienced in helping you to manage or overcome these disorders and can assess if you need further support. They offer confidential one to one consultations where they will examine your mental and physical wellbeing together with your personal and family history and what’s currently happening in your life. They often specialise in a certain area of psychiatry and may offer treatments including medication and psychotherapies such as counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

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