I have suffered with severe depression for about 25 years now. At last someone has listened to me and I have been referred to see a psychiatrist as i feel that maybe there is more going on than just depression. I feel very suicidal, I self harm, I hear voices that no one else can here and I’m also seeing things. I am a bit worried about seeing the psychiatrist as I don’t know what to expect. I was told that they would assess me, what does this involve and will they be able to tell on the first visit what is going on.

A: I’m so glad that you’re going to meet with a psychiatrist for an evaluation. You’re describing serious symptoms that need to be addressed immediately. Watch the video below for my complete answer…

Take good care of yourself!
Julie Hanks, LCSW




Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 Mar 2012

APA Reference
Hanks, J. (2012). [Video] What Should I Expect On First Psychiatrist Visit?. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 1, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2012/03/06/what-should-i-expect-on-first-psychiatrist-visit/