Mental Illness & Psychiatric Conditions
Most people during a lifetime experience times when their mental and emotional well-being is temporarily imbalanced. Anxiety and depression are the most common symptoms of this and you can feel quite ill during this time, however, although this is often viewed as mental illness, this is not necessarily an Psychiatric illness even if you are offered anti depressants or anti anxiety medications. Anxiety and depression however can sometimes be symptoms of underlying psychiatric mental illness too.
Psychiatric Conditions that are Not Suitable for my Style of Psychotherapy
The Psychiatric conditions that I don't work with and include Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Severe Eating Disorders, Major Depression Disorder and Paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal or antisocial Personality Disorders. These conditions need psychiatric intervention. (In addition Addiction, Eating Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are not best suited to my type of Psychotherapy.
Conditions that ARE suitable for my style of Psychotherapy
I do work with Bi-Polar Disorder and the following personality disorders, almost all of which usually don't need psychiatric intervention:
-Obsessive compulsive Personality