When it comes to prescribing medications, the short answer is "it depends"

To have a doctor who can prescribe you medication, you must have a history of behaving in a manner consistent with the medication you are prescribed.

If you are interested in seeing a psychiatrist for psychiatric medication, you'd better see your GP instead. Like a GP, your psychiatrist may have assistants to assess patients and prescribe medication, but unlike your GP, psychiatrists do not have to prescribe medication. You may consider seeing someone who specializes in mental health, such as a psychologist, psychiatrist or psychiatrist - in-residence.

Primary care physician can prescribe you medication or can you consider seeing someone who specializes in mental health?

Moreover, a video session with a specialist online can do more than just prescribe medication or evaluate you. During your appointment, your medical care provider will be able to discuss your condition with you, provide you with comprehensive services, make a diagnosis and prescribe medication. If this would help you with a condition, your medical care provider may also coordinate with your GP to recommend controlled medication that cannot be prescribed remotely.

Sometimes the NHS can be free to prescribe medication independently, but sometimes you need to consult your doctor. A doctor will always prescribe the drug that best suits the individual condition of the patient and refer the patient to a GP who can monitor possible long-term conditions.

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