I am a general adult psychiatrist which means I deal with most acute and emergency situations. The key to treatment involves the right mix of medication, talking treatment and sometimes admission. I’m very keen on involving the family where appropriate. I will take on situations which feel hopeless and see people quickly.
In my view there is always something that can be done to help.
Looking for information or anxious about a relative or your own health? Mental health problems can be very frightening, especially if you don’t know where to turn for help. Here you will find some links and contact details as well as professional information.
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The situation with Covid and risk remains an issue.
Home visits can be a good choice and a way of minimising risk. Video and telephone consultations are available and are useful for follow-up at least.
I have found that many people are very comfortable with remote consultations, and this is especially so for teenagers.
The postal service cannot be guaranteed, please ask for repeat prescriptions early. Some pharmacies are prepared to accept emailed or faxed prescriptions, please see if this is an option.
It is possible to arrange for medication to be sent to you overnight via courier. It is the most reliable way to get medication to you, although there will be a courier charge. See www.pharmacierge.com for more details.
Sometimes the phone cannot be answered.
Sending an email is a good option. Occasionally emails are slow to arrive and even disappear before they arrive. You might want to check “send read receipt”. Slow emails affect everybody, and in the end there is not a lot that can be done about it, because it is caused by the way spam is managed by Internet Service Providers.
We do have a fax number, and that works.