Adult Psychiatry

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specialises in mental health and in the treatment of mental illness.  Some psychiatrists have particular areas of interest or further specialty training, such as advanced training in old age psychiatry or in child and adolescent psychiatry.  All our psychiatrists at Thoughtful Health are qualified to see adult patients.  


Psychiatrist vs Psychologist- what's the difference?

Both psychiatrists and psychologists have an understanding of the brain and can provide psychological therapy (psychotherapy or "talking" therapies).  Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can prescribe medication if needed.  See below for a useful fact sheet on the difference between psychiatrists and psychologists. 

What is a psychiatrist?
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Psychiatrist vs Psychologist what's the difference?
Click here for more information on the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist
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