What is a Clinical Psychologist?
Clinical psychologists assess, diagnose and treat mental illness, emotional imbalance, abnormal behavior, behavioral disorders and psycho-pathological issues. They use the science of psychology to treat complex human problems to promote change and sense of well-being.
They don’t prescribe psychiatric medicines. It’s a highly practical and solution-oriented specialty for people who want to help others and help themselves. Some of the more common disorders that might be treated include learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, addiction, ADHD, schizophrenia, substance abuse, depression, social anxiety disorder, ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), Panic disorder, borderline personality disorder and eating disorders.
What does a clinical psychologist do?
A Clinical psychologist will diagnose any potential disorders or existing emotional, mental or behavioral disorders within you through observation, interviews and tests. Then will formulate a program of treatment as per your needs. A Clinical Psychologists will keep on monitoring progress on a regular basis to ensure that your needs are met by the course of action, and to adjust it if necessary.
A Clinical psychologist’s job is to:
- Identify behavioral, psychological or emotional issues
- Diagnose emotional, psychological or behavioral disorders
- Develop and implement treatment plans and therapeutic processes
- Help you define goals and plan action to achieve personal, social, educational and vocational development and adjustment
- Monitor progress through regular meetings or sessions
How can a clinical psychologist help?
- Suicidal thinking, Depressed or low mood
- Problems around body image, eating, or dieting
- Understanding the purpose of your life
- Feeling on edge or jumpy
- Everything you feel is intense
- You want to thrive in your career
- You’ve suffered a trauma and you can’t stop thinking about it
- You have unexplained and recurrent headaches, stomachaches or a run-down immune system
- You’re getting bad feedback at work
- Poor concentration and attention; hyperactivity
- You feel disconnected from previously beloved activities
- Your relationships are strained
- Your friends have told you they’re concerned
- Problems with alcohol or drug use
- Problem gambling, gaming or other addictive behaviors
- Behavior problems in children and adolescence
A Clinical psychologist can help you with:
- A clinical psychologist can help you in managing a long-term mental health condition
- He can provide advice about lifestyle changes to manage psychological distress
- Can work with you individually, or with you and your partner, family, or guardian
- Can provide advice & opinions
- Liaise with your GP to facilitate a referral to other health professionals, such as a psychiatrist, speech pathologist, or Occupational Therapist
A clinical psychologist will suggest you a treatments that are proven to be safe and effective. They will explain. Why they recommend you a treatment? How the treatment will benefit you? How long the treatment might take? The Cost involved in the treatment.