When should I look for a psychiatrist? | Zencare

When should I look for a psychiatrist?

If you haven’t seen a psychiatrist before, speaking with your primary care physicians and finding a talk therapist are two good first steps.They'll be able to help determine if you would benefit from seeing a psychiatrist, refer you to a psychiatrist who is a good fit for your needs, and help manage your symptoms in the meantime.

You might also consider searching for a psychiatrist who offers talk therapy as well. They'll start by evaluating your symptoms and exploring non-medication options, and then conservatively prescribe medication only when necessary.

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