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Dear sir I would like to become an psychiatrist please tell me the career prospects?- 6-Mar-2008

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A psychiatrist is a medical physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance abuse and addiction. Psychiatrists are uniquely qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological disturbance. Their medical education has given them a full working knowledge of the many causes for a patient's feelings and symptoms. Armed with this understanding, psychiatrists can make a complete, accurate diagnosis and then recommend or provide treatment.

Psychiatrists are doctors who specialize in the physical causes and effects of mental illness. Some focuses on talk therapy, helping patients heal through talking about their problems, and others focus on treating illness with medication. Many combine these approaches.

A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders, such as the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Psychosis
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexual dysfunction

Psychiatrists are trained in the medical, psychological, and social components of mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders. They order diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, practice psychotherapy, and help patients and their families cope with stress and crises. Psychiatrists often consult with primary care physicians and psychotherapists, such as psychologists and social workers. To obtain board certification, psychiatrists must fulfil educational, practice, and examination requirements.

After completing your MBBS degree you should opt to do M.D in psychiatry to become a recognised Psychiatrist.

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