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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Kern County is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Kern County Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Kern County has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for Kern County child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Kern County). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Kern County, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have a MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Kern County Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to the find the right psychiatrist in Kern County, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in Kern County, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Kern County as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Kern County). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in Kern County, such as a child psychiatrist or adolescent psychiatrist, expand your search to generate a large pool of professionals and then select a specialty from the left nav bar.