I will take a history from you of what is troubling you now and of your past medical, personal and family history. If needed, we may order blood tests, brain imaging and do brief rating scales. Many people are nervous to come to see a psychiatrist and have taken a long time before deciding to do so, I understand this and most of my patients find this first consultation is a huge relief. Evaluations often require 1-4 sessions and in this time we will decide if I am the right person to help you reach your treatment goals. It will help to make a list of your previous and current medical and psychiatric treatments and bring it with you. Many people forget the names of the medications they are taking; bringing the packaging can be useful.