At Kingsbridge Private Hospital , all of our Consultant Psychiatrists have extensive experience working with a wide range of mental health problems and specialise in problems that adults may suffer from during their lives.
Adult and Alolescent Psychiatry
The mental and emotional health of children and young people can affect their later life. Good mental health is characterised by a person's ability to fulfill a number of key functions and activities including;
The ability to:
- Feel, express and mange a range of emotions
- Form and maintain good relationships with others
- Cope and manage change and uncertainty
Child and adolescent psychiatry clinics at Kingsbridge Private Hospital are focused to help you and your child deal with common and severe disorders such as hyperactivity, autism, conduct disorder, depression and learning difficulties.
Our consultants have a wide range of knowledge and expertise and are committed to provide effective assessment, treatment and support, for both you and your child.
Common conditions treated in adult patients include:
- low mood and depression
- social anxiety
- work related stress
- post-traumatic stress
- alcohol and drug problems
- obsessive behaviours
- Bipolar disorder
- Schizophrenia and other psychosis
A private psychiatry consultation at Kingsbridge Private Hospital will last around 45 minutes. During this assessment the Consultant will take a full history asking about symptoms, current circumstances, family background and physical health.
At the consultation you will be advised whether any investigations are appropriate e.g. blood tests or scans as some psychiatric conditions can be caused by physical illness. The consultant will discuss in detail the treatments that may be beneficial. These may include therapeutic interventions or counselling through Kingsbridge Private Hospital Consultant Psychologists and/or medication.
They will offer a private psychiatry follow-up appointment if required. All questions regarding treatment options will be discussed before agreeing a management plan and way forward.
Occasionally it may be necessary for a second opinion to be sought e.g. from a neurologist or cardiologist if physical health problems are suspected. This will be discussed with you before making a referral.