How to Find a Psychiatrist
October 29, 2015•9 min
Do you need to talk to your Primary Care Physician about a psychiatric referral?Whether you've lost a loved one and are struggling with the grief, or you're feeling concerned by your unstable behavior and thoughts, speaking to a psychiatrist might have been recommended to you.When you've made a decision to seek professional help, finding the right psychiatrist can be a lot harder than it seems.A psychiatrist is a medically-trained professional that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. There are tons of psychiatrists that specialize in different areas. You may also want to consider what's important to you in a psychiatrist. For instance, do you prefer a male or female? Do you agree with the psychiatrist's way of treatment? Are you comfortable opening up?Finding the right psychiatrist can require a lot of patience, but once you find the right one, it can be a great treatment option.Listen in as Deborah Kim, MD, shares advice on how you can find the right psychiatrist for YOU.