General Practitioner

General practitioners play a key role in providing health care to people living with psychotic illness, not only treating their physical conditions, but also in providing mental health services.

Reason for consultation with general practitioner:

  • Prescription (new or repeat)
  • Blood tests
  • Other physical health
  • Reviewing psychotic symptoms
  • General check up
  • BP &/or cardiovascular check
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Weight gain &/or diet related
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Respiratory problems
  • Flu injection
  • Other psychological symptoms
  • Drug and/or alcohol problems
  • Sexual/ reproductive health issues
  • Medical certificate or form
  • Receive depot medication
  • Diabetes
  • Social isolation
  • Lack of employment
  • Financial problems
  • Uncontrolled symptoms of mental illness
  • Poor physical health/ medication side effects
  • Stigma/ discrimination