What Is Psychiatry?
One of the oldest branches of medicine, psychiatry deals with the diagnosis, treatment and
prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
The primary goal of psychiatry is to improve the mental well-being of its patients and the relief of mental suffering.
People seek psychiatric help for different reasons. It can be a sudden problem, like thoughts of suicide, hallucinations, voices in one’s head or panic attacks. But problems can be more long-term, such as anxiety, feelings of sadness that never go away, or problems functioning, causing everyday life to feel out of control.
What does a Psychiatrist Do?
Your psychiatrist treats various types of mental health issues which include bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, personality disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. They also handle drug and substance abuse, addiction and dependence.
He is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health and well-being. To become a psychiatrist, he completed medical school and obtained a state license to practice medicine, and then completed at least four years of psychiatry training, learning the diagnosis and treatment of mental health, including various forms of psychotherapy and the use of psychiatric medications and other treatments.
The Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist
His medical training is what differentiates the psychiatrist from a clinical psychologist or a psychotherapist. While psychologists treat mental disorders with psychotherapy only, a psychiatrist is also able to prescribe medications and other medical treatments.
Mental health issues must be treated seriously. They should not be perceived as mere weaknesses that a person can overcome alone. If you feel that you can benefit from our psychiatric services, call now T4K Adults at (954) 828-0425 or our direct number 1-888-PSYCH4U.