Every individual’s stress is unique and a result of biological, psychological and environmental factors.
Hence the consultation involves a professional, individualized and scientific approach to understanding the unique factors causing stress in each person.
A thorough evaluation for all medical and stress-related causes is done and, a comprehensive treatment program is discussed with the clients. Scientific evidence suggests that in most cases a combination of medication and psychotherapy works best for treatment. While medication, if necessary helps in quick control of symptoms placing the client on the path to recovery; psychotherapy involving cognitive-behavioural principles and understanding the mind-body relationship helps in correcting the internal thought process and equips the client to handle stress better, hence enhancing the chances of preventing future recurrences.
What To Expect During Your Consultation
Before your first consultation at a psychiatric facility, there are a few key points to remember that can help make the process smoother.
Firstly, it’s important to understand that you don’t have to share everything in the initial session. Opening up slowly is perfectly okay. Building trust takes time, and we as mental health professionals understand and support your journey at a pace that feels comfortable for you.