What a child psychiatrist does.

Andrew Wake Newsletter, Parenting

Hi to all.

As a complement to last weeks video about what a psychiatrist is, this video sets out broadly my view about what a psychiatrist does and what you can expect.

A key idea is that there are two aspects to a psychiatrists assessment and treatment.  The first is to solve a particular problem set using physical, mind and systemic approaches.

But for those problems that are unsolvable, the second aspect is to help people accept this problems and expand their life beyond their problems.  This is applicable to all chronic difficulties that are not 100% curable, and many psychiatric problems fall into this category.

This video teases out some of the issues associated with the difference between solving and accepting.

The video is found here.