Mental Well Being

20 Jan 2017

How to speak to your psychiatrist

I have just got off the phone with a family member who is being treated by a colleague. This colleague is an experienced clinician whom I respect, and I found myself advising the person on how to explain themselves to their doctor. I frequently find in conversations with friends, family and colleagues that some people struggle to communicate with their psychiatrist effectively. Better communication will lead to better outcomes. Some important details to understand about us ‘Psychiatrists’: It is important to realise that there are different types of psychiatry appointments, some are medication check-ins (15 min), some are follow ups which may […]