Are trainee psychiatrists able to diagnose you?

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I just found out that the psychiatrists i've been seeing for the past few months we're trainees because my clinic has no fully trained psychiatrists. As the title says, are trainees allowed to diagnose you?
 
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Trainees as in not consultants or SHOs but medical students? I doubt a medical student would be able to diagnose you as he or she hasn't completed a medical degree but an SHO or whatever they call them now probably could. Can you elaborate further?
 
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Trainees as in not consultants or SHOs but medical students? I doubt a medical student would be able to diagnose you as he or she hasn't completed a medical degree but an SHO or whatever they call them now probably could. Can you elaborate further?
One of the nurses at the clinic i go to told me that none of the psychiatrists there are fully trained. He said they are trying to get in a consultant psychiatrist.
 
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