You should see a psychiatrist if you:

  • are unsure what is troubling you and want to know whether you have a mental illness that may require medication;
  • are not clear whether your health concerns are physical or mental;
  • think you might benefit from medication to help you to feel better emotionally;
  • have been started on a psychiatric medication by your doctor and would like this reviewed by a specialist;
  • think you may need admission to hospital as you are emotionally exhausted and not functioning in your daily life;
  • have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness that requires psychiatric medication and cannot be adequately helped by therapy alone;
  • have been attending therapy sessions with your psychologist, and they have recommended medication to help you further;
  • have been diagnosed with a mental disorder and are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.