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Psychiatric consultation with Dr Kishore Chandiramani

Dr. Chandiramani offers psychiatric consultations, including tele-psychiatry sessions, to clients suffering from a wide range of psychological problems.

Keeping up with the advancement in technology the Initial part of this consultation can be completed by the clients themselves online. This facilitates a capture of comprehensive account of clients’ difficulties in their own words, and it also has the advantage of reducing the costs of consultation. Alternatively you can ring the clinic on +44-1782-768656 to book an appointment with Dr Chandiramani.

The disorders commonly treated are anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, alcohol and drug problems, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, manic depressive disorders, psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia, personality difficulties including borderline personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, dysthymic disorders, etc, and work related stress. We also prescribe medication such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety, antipsychotics, mood stabilisers, etc.

First of all, I want to reassure you that we treat this information as highly confidential and it will not be disclosed to any individual or organization without your consent. In the normal course we share this information with your GPs, but if you don’t want this to happen please let us know and in certain circumstance, when a medication is not being prescribed, it should be possible for us to keep it fully confidential

Please read and provide your consent as per the GDPR declaration that allows us to keep this confidential information on our records for as long as necessary from your point of view as per the government regulations. You can withdraw this consent at any time and ask for these records to be transferred to another provider or be sent to you
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  • Personal Information
  • Present and Past Medical Conditions
  • Physical Health and Medications
  • Family History
  • Personal History

Personal Information

Name

Date of Birth

Home Address

Email

Contact Number

Next of Kin

Name

Relationship

E-mail

Contact Number

GP Details

GP Surgery Name

Address

Contact Number

Other Details

Source of Referral( how did you come to know about us?)

Do you have any allergies? If yes, please mention.

Source of Funding

Your Health Insurance Details

Name of Insurance Provider

Membership Number

Authorization Number

Presenting Complaints

Please describe the main problems that you have encountered within the last few weeks/months.

When was the last time you felt your normal self, and how long did you feel that way?

Please indicate if you have suffered from any of the following in the last few months:

Anxiety features

Panic attacks

Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder

Depression /Low moods/ Sadness

Self-harm thoughts/attempts

Suicidal thoughts

Alcohol and Drug use

Suspiciousness/Fear

Unusual /odd/ strong experiences

Hearing Voices/ seeing things when no one around

Memory Problems

Past Psychiatric Conditions

When was the first time in your life when you experienced any psychological problems, please describe and what were the triggers/life situation that brought them on.

Since the first onset - how much of the time you have been unwell (No. of months/years of being unwell(cumulatively)) )

Is it continuous or episodic?

Since the first contact - how much of the time you have been on any medication - (cumulative)

Please list the medications you have tried for your psychological problems in the past, and briefly describe their duration of use, any side effects and response.

Physical Health

Have you suffered from any of the following:

Please tell us the names of physical illnesses that you have suffered from over the years (eg hypertension, asthma, diabetes, weight problem)

Current Medication

For psychiatric illnesses

For physical illnesses the main ones

Family History

Father - age, occupation, how would you describe his personality and your relationship with him, and if deceased - the cause of his death and age when died.

Mother- age, occupation, how would you describe her personality and your relationship with her, and if deceased - the cause of her death and age when died.

Are your parents together - if divorced or separated - how old were you when they got separated.

How many siblings have you got - number of brothers and sisters, your relationship with them.

Is there any family history of psychiatric problems within your immediate family - parents, siblngs and children - please describe briefly and if they have sought treatment?

Diagnosis/treatment received if known. Please specify.

Is there any family history of psychiatric problems with your uncles, aunts, grandparents and cousins.

Diagnosis/treatment received if known. Please specify.

Personal History

Place/Country of birth

Childhood history- any birth complications, milestone delays, traumatic experiences or abuse of any kind?

Schools - did you enjoy being at school, any discipline problems, academic issues or social problems eg. Bullying?

Further study - College/Uni - qualifications acquired

Degree/qualification name

Work history - how many jobs have you had so far, what was your longest job?

Current job - how many hours/week, any work-related issues, level of satisfaction with work?

Relationships - currently in relationship/married /single /divorced?

How will you describe your marriage /relationship?

Do you have any sexual or desire problems?

How long have you been married for or in current relationship?

Is your spouse/partner working? Nature of job - Full time/Part time?

Children - ages - Any issues(health/social/academic/ relationship)?

Previous relationships - serious/long term - quality of relationship or any issues?

Alcohol use

How many days in a month you have at least one drink, average quantity on day you drink?

On a day you choose to drink; if drinking everyday - for how long has this been everyday? Any withdrawal symptoms on a day when you don't drink?

Smoking - how many cigarettes per day?

Illicit drugs (eg. Cannabis, cocaine or other party drugs) – which one, is it still ongoing?

Personality - how would you describe your personality - shy/ reserved or social/outgoing?

Your hobbies / passions

Your strengths - what you are good at?

How would your family/friends describe you?

Your future goals

Any important aspects about your life you would like to share which is not covered in the assessment so far?

Would you like to receive additional information regarding educational events/webinars conducted by the clinic?

Normally we send a copy of the assessment report to the GPs'. Please let us know if you have any objection to sharing this information with the GP?

Would you like to receive additional information regarding educational event/webinars conducted by the clinic?

Section to be filled by professional

Mental State Examination

Self-harm

Suicide

Aggression

Sexual assault

Vulnerability

Safeguarding issues

Risk management plan

Capacity to consent to treatment

Diagnosis

Management plan

Epilepsy, Blood pressure, Weight problems, Diabetes, etc.

Scores of Questionnaire×

PHQ-9 Score Summary

Score Depression severity Comments
0-4 Minimal or none Monitor; may not require treatment
5-9 Mild Use clinical judgment (symptom duration, functional impairment) to determine necessity of treatment
10-14 Moderate
15-19 Moderately severe Warrants active treatment with psychotherapy, medications, or combination
20-27 Severe

GAD-7 Score Summary

Score Symptom Severity Comments
7-10 Moderate Possible clinically significant condition
11-15 Moderately Severe Recomended consult doctor
>15 Severe Active treatment probably warranted

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