Follow-up appointments are flexible. In the beginning of treatment, people usually need to be seen more frequently. I like to follow-up with patients who started on new medication within one to three weeks regarding response to medication, side-effects, or any changes. Follow-up appointments are scheduled for either 15 or 30 min. My standard medication management follow-up appointment is 15 min. although I prefer longer appointments to gather more information. Sometimes longer appointments are necessary to gather further diagnostic information or to communicate important psycho-educational information. Some patients may benefit from a psychotherapy process which involves exploration and understanding the patient's circumstances. Once a patient is stable, depending on the situation, they may follow up every one month, three months, or six months.