Private Consultant Psychiatrist Birmingham

Dr Guirish Radja MBBS MSc MRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist


Tel 0121 446 1638



1 in 4 of us will experience some kind of mental illness in the course of a year


Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental disorder in the UK


Depression affects 1 in 5 older people

Private Consultant Psychiatrist Birmingham Mental Symptoms Assessment treatment




Symptoms such as low mood, excessive worries  and memory problems may be related to an underlying mental illness.


Other symptoms may include:


          Non refreshing sleep


          Poor concentration


          Altered appetite


          Lack of enjoyment


          Increased stress



It is important to seek expert help early to make the correct diagnosis, a full assessment includes:


    Taking a comprehensive history


    Assessment of mental state


    Assessment of cognitive/memory functions


    Identifying any physical illnesses


    Relevant blood tests


    Investigations such as brain scans


Assessments can be conducted either on the NHS or on a private basis  





Identifying the underlying cause early significantly improves the chances of making a complete recovery.


Once correctly diagnosed, most mental illnesses are treatable with a combination of modern pharmacological treatments and psychological therapies.


Treatment regime would be tailored individually according to symptoms and the underlying condition.


Treatment goals would be to reach full remission of symptoms, regain activities of daily living - whilst maintain a feeling of wellbeing