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  • What to Expect in Your First Psychiatry Appointment

    Mind, Body, and Soul is proud to be able to offer psychiatric services in Moorestown, NJ. We know that attending your first appointment can be intimidating, but being prepared can help to make your experience seamless!

    We have created this blog post for this very reason. To help answer some of the most frequently asked questions about attending your first Psychiatry appointment.

    If you are interested in Local Psychiatrist Moorestown NJ services, then reach out to us directly today. We are dedicated to providing compassionate, individualized care to help you navigate and manage your mental health effectively. But first, let’s learn more about your first psychiatrist appointment.

    What is Psychiatry?

    Psychiatry focuses on diagnosing and treating mental health disorders. Psychiatrists help to prescribe and monitor medications to alleviate or reduce difficult mental health symptoms and to help individuals achieve their goals more effectively. If you are struggling to cope with mental health symptoms, such as depression or anxiety, medication may help!

    What should I expect in the first appointment?

    Your first psychiatry appointment will be approximately one hour. In your first appointment, your provider will gather information about your medical, psychological, and family history. They may complete a general physical exam to rule out physical issues that may be related to mental health. Throughout most of your appointment, your provider will ask questions about what brought you in for your appointment and work to understand your personal mental health and treatment plan goals. After your assessment is complete, your provider will educate you on medication options and may prescribe medication to you.

    How can I prepare for my first appointment?

    One great thing that you can do to prepare for your first appointment is to gather information about your mental health history. It may be helpful to make a list of symptoms that you have been dealing with, to jot down your history of mental health treatment, and to list your current and past medications. Additionally, it can be helpful to gather information about your family history of mental and physical health, if you are able to do so.

    In addition to outlining your symptoms and history, take some time to identify your personal treatment goals. If you are currently working with a therapist at Mind, Body, and Soul, you may like to explore your goals in a therapy session.

    Once you have explored your goals and history, take some time to complete all of the necessary intake questionnaires and forms through your client portal. Lastly, think of any questions you may have for your provider, they will be happy to answer any inquiries you may have!

    If you are feeling prepared to start your journey with psychiatry, you can meet with a local psychiatric provider in Moorestown, NJ at Mind, Body, and Soul. To schedule an appointment, reach out to [email protected] or use our “Contact Us” page.