What can I expect on my initial visit?

When coming to a psychiatrist, it is absolutely normal to feel nervous, anxious and social stigma.  You can expect to meet your psychiatrist and develop a relationship in a safe, comfortable and relaxing environment. It is recommended to bring a brief written or typed note about your current issue, personal history, previous psychiatric illnesses (seen by a psychiatrist or psychologist, consults may need to be obtained, and family history.

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