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How long is the first appointment and what should I expect?
 

How long is the first appointment and what should I expect?

Initial consultations range between 60-90 minutes. During this initial interview, we will strive to get a comprehensive idea of how your current symptoms developed, and how they affect the rest of your life. To do this we usually will ask about your medical and mental health history, your social and educational history, your family history, and your current life circumstances, your important relationships and about the ways that you cope with stress. The information you filled out before the session will help us streamline the interview and focus more on your biggest concerns. We will also record your weight and your blood pressure, and may do a brief neurological or physical exam if that is relevant to your personal health.   

 

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