What is a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialised in mental healthcare. They are able to assess the physical as well as mental issues associated with psychological problems and addictions.

One of the biggest differences between a psychiatrist and a psychologist, is that a psychiatrist is able to prescribe medication and so the main focus of a psychiatrist in addiction recovery, is managing medication as a course of treatment.

Is a psychiatrist right for me?

You will need to see a psychiatrist if you have any underlying psychological issues, which need to be medicated. Issues which are often associated with addiction include depression, chronic anxiety and even some personality disorders.

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