When someone experiences psychological or emotional difficulties (hereinafter referred to as “mental health problems”), they can attend their GP. GP will interview them and based on the nature and severity of symptoms of people can recommend your own care or refer to the person to a specialist. There seems to be a confused array of specialists like that, all with a rather similar title, and someone can wonder why they have been referred to a specialist than others. In this article I provide an outline of qualifications, roles, and style of this specialist work. This might be interesting for anyone who will do it, or have seen, these specialists.

General practitioners

Although not a mental health specialist, the GP is the first contact that is common for those who have mental health problems. A GP is a doctor who has a medical degree (usually a five-year course) and has completed a one-year “pre-registration” period in a public ADHD Treatment hospital (six months in the surgical environment and six months medically ward off as a “junior house officer”). After this, a GP has completed a number of six-month placements in various hospital-based specialties – distinctive choices including obstetric and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and / or general treatment. Finally, one year is spent in general as a “GP applicant” under the supervision of a senior GP. During this period, most doctors will take the exam to get professional qualifications from the Royal College of General Practitioners (“members of the Royal College of General Practitioners”, or MRCGP). Other qualifications, such as diplomas in child health, can also be obtained.

GP Thus a doctor with various skills and experience, is able to recognize and treat many conditions. Of course the need for this variety of experiences places restrictions on the depth of knowledge and skills they can get. Therefore, if the patient’s condition is rare or complicated, or very severe and requires hospital-based maintenance, they will refer to the patient to a specialist.

Focusing on mental health problems should be noted that while the majority of GP has completed a six-month placement in psychiatry, such placement is not mandatory for the GP. However, mental health problems are common reasons for attending GP and, then, GP tends to get a lot of experience “in work”.

Most of the GP felt able to diagnose and treat common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Treatment will usually consist of prescription drugs (such as antidepressants or ansiolytics) in the first example. If this is not effective, alternative drugs can be tried, or they can refer patients to specialists. GP is more likely to refer patients to specialists immediately if the conditions are severe, or they commit suicide, or they experience “psychotic” symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions.