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Psychiatrists are the professionals who are concerned with the mental health of human beings and provide the suitable cure and treatment in order to maintain the fitness of our mental health.

Psychiatrists are those specialised doctors who treat persons suffering from Mental illnesses or persons having  deviant thought processes. A typical day in the life of psychiatrist  consist of 1 Meetings with patients,who may be severly depressed,suicidal, schizophrenic  or paranoid. Most of the time they are intelligent people.. 2 Due to increased stress and strains in life, more and more people are referring to them for treatment..People from all age group refer to them. 3 Psychiatrists may  specialize their work in drug deaddiction,child psychiatry etc.  4 As

Hello Dear, Thank you for reaching [CareerGuide.com][1] This is my personal view. The scope of [Psychiatry][2] is all over the countries, The only thing that may differ is earning more in different countries. Below are my Inputs  [Job Opportunities for Psychiatrist in India][3] are immense. Psychiatrist can seek employment in regular hospital as as in mental hospitals.Many of them work in Rehabilitation centres to rehabiliate drug addicts, dipsomaniacs, juvenile, delinquents and others with other occupational therapists and Social workers.can be appointed in Private hospitals,

Hi,Psychiatrist are Doctors who pursue Psychiatry as their specialization. It is important to remember that to become a [Psychiatrist][1] one needs to pursue 12th from  Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their compulsory subjects.After successfully completing their they will have to [undertake the Medical Exam][2] and clear it and secure a seat to do MBBS.After doing their MBBS the student will have to do an [MD with a specialization in Psychiatry][3].Remember that a Psychiatrist is a specialized Doctor who deals with people suffering from Psychological Disorders.His ma

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An aspirant has to undergo a post graduate degree or diploma in psychiatry to become a psychiatrist after completion of MBBS The MD course is of three years duration whereas the duration of Diploma course is two years. Apart from degree and diploma one can also join the DNB course organized by the National Board of Examination which is equivalent to an MD. The admission to the post graduate course is based on Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination conducted at all India level. Several medical institutes are offering a post graduate courses in psychiatry. However the top institutes offering

There are a number of skills that a psychiatrist needs to have. Below is the list of those skills that would be of great help for them in this profession:1. The psychiatrists are physicians who work in the field of psychiatry. Thus they really need to be good at understanding the various concepts of psychiatry so that they can be effective in this profession. This is the core part of their work and they should be able to do it with great conviction. 2. The psychiatrists need to have the clear understanding about the various medicines and the medical procedures that could help in the treat

Dear Aspirant, Firstly hope you are clear about the difference between Psychologist and Psychiatrist? If yes, then its good. Both are related to the mental health. Psychologist is a consulting science and Psychiatry is a medical science. Both have tremendous scope. If you belong to the Science stream and you have PCB in your 12th, you can go for Psychiatry courses. To become a Psychologist, you need not have Science background. Since Psychiatry is a medical science field, Psychiatrists are required in hospitals (mental hospitals), Trauma Centres, Schools. You have your own private practic

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Dear Aspirant, Thanks for writing to www.CareerGuide.com! No. You do not require to have biology as a subject to become a psychologist. After 12th, you can pursue either BSc or BA, then MSc or MA, and PhD. To become a clinical psychologist, you can do MPhil in clinical psychology. However, biology helps you study clinical psychology better. There is one subject in masters course, psycho-biology or biological basis of bahavior. If you are looking forward to bece psychiatrist, you need biology and complete MBBS. After MBBS, you can opt for MD in psychiatry to become psychiatrist. Hope this i

4 answers Vivek Negi in Psychiatrist category

Dear Aspirant, Thanks for writing to us! Two of our colleagues have answered your query well. Let me add my perspective that may be helpful for you. As explained by one of my colleague, biodata, resume and CV are different. You may want to prepare CV rather than resume. Biodata is used specifically for matrimonial purpose or for giving brief professional information to seminar, publisher, or professional associations. In other word, biodata is professional profile. Resume is a brief description of your professional history. Usually used by professionals for sharing with other professional

3 answers Vivek Negi in Psychiatrist category

Hi There, Firstly, please note that Psychiatrists are mental health professionals, who are basically Medical Graduates, and hence are allowed to administer medications to their client. At the same time, as a Psychiatrists one is permitted to individually function on their own by setting up their own clinic. But since India is still a little skeptical when it comes to discussing Mental health issues, that they would not mind visiting nursing homes or polyclinics or hospitals, since everything or rather all services are available under one roof, so no one would know about their visit to a Psy

2 answers Meghna Mukherjee in Psychiatrist category

To become a psychiatrist , after completing the MBBS degree  one can go for a post graduate degree (MD) or diploma in psychiatry.The MD course is of three years duration while the duration of diploma course is two years. Apart from these courses one can also join the DNB course organized by the National Board of Examination which is equivalent to an MD. Entry into post graduate courses is on the basis of all India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination. Apart from educational qualification , a good psychiatrist must be emotionally stable and have an excellent ability to listen. S/he

1 answer Preeti Taneja in Psychiatrist category

Thanks Gaurav for putting up a query. Your question is, Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Psychiatrist? My answer is "YES." Interpersonal skills are crucial to be a psychiatrist. Since Ajit and Meghna already provided detailed answer to your query, I will cover other aspects to enlighten you with new perspective on interpersonal skills. Psychiatrists need to demonstrate knowledge. Attitude and skills necessary to develop and maintain appropriate interpersonal therapeutic relationship and communicate effectively with patient, families, and other professional colleagues

3 answers Renu in Psychiatrist category

Hello There, Interesting that you wish to get into the Mental Health profession. Hope that you are aware that a psychiatrists is a Medical doctor, who is responsible for the rehabilitation of Mentally disturbed patients as well as less severely disturbed groups. They mainly treat with the help of medications as they are doctors and through Therapies. To be eligible for a Psychiatry course, a student must be 12th Science preferably PCB combination. After 12th, they would have to appear for the medical entrance exam, like - Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) entrance exam - All India I

2 answers Meghna Mukherjee in Psychiatrist category

Hello Friend, Thank you for reaching MeraCareerguide.com Yes, It is very important to have at least a good communication skills even if we are not excellent. Communication skills is not only meant for Professionals working in the Top Hospitals but it is very essential to communicate with the patients especially. The ability to communicate effectively is important in relationships, education and work. Develop a ability to communicate well A [Psychiatrist][1] needs to be able to communicate with many people in addition to the patient. you may require to talk to the patients family members

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[A Psychiatrists is a Mental health professional][1]. mainly dealing with severe psychotic and neurotic disorder, as well as mild issues relating from academics to relationship issues, to work stress depression and many more.To qualify as a Psychiatrists one needs to clear 12th, in Science [stream preferably PCMB][2]. After that appear for [various medical entrance exams][3] and then [5 1/2 years MBBS course][4]. Post that one has to clear his MD or MS in Psychiatry a 2 1/2 year course.After that one needs to work in hospital settings or polyclinics. Knowledge of therapies or counseling would

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Psychiatrist category

Good question. Looks like you are a person with high aim and wish to achieve it and remain at the top.Firstly to be a Psychiatrists, you need to clear your 12th in Science stream. Thereafter, appear for entrance exams like All india premedical entrance exam, AIIMS, CET to get admission into MBBS, a 5 1/2 years course,k which also includes internship. Post that you need to achieve a masters degree or MD, for which you would again have to appear for an entrance exam and then choose a specialization , in your case Psychiatry which would be a 2 1/2 to 3 years course.After your degree, you need to

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Psychiatrist category

Psychiatry involves dealing with mental health issues. Mainly involved with nuerotic and psychotic disorders.As a psychiotrists you would mainly be involved in medication and counseling, whereby genrally a Psychioaitris since comong from the medical background, is mainly into drug administering and not counseling.To be a full time psychiatrists, you need to do your 12th ( 10+2) in science stream. Post that appear for various entrance exams for medical like AAIPMT, AIMS, CET and so on. MBBS which is a 5 1/2 years course, which includes internships too. Post MBBS, you need to pursue MD or master

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Psychiatrist category

Hi,To be a qualified Psychiatrist you need to go through the MBBS route.Best,Ajit

1 answer Ajit sankar  Mallik in Psychiatrist category

Hello Dear, Thank you for reaching [CareerGuide.com][1] This is my personal view. The scope of [Psychiatry][2] is all over the countries, The only thing that may differ is earning more in different countries. Below are my Inputs  [Job Opportunities for Psychiatrist in India][3] are immense. Psychiatrist can seek employment in regular hospital as as in mental hospitals.Many of them work in Rehabilitation centres to rehabiliate drug addicts, dipsomaniacs, juvenile, delinquents and others with other occupational therapists and Social workers.can be appointed in Private hospitals,

1 answer Indumathi  Selvaraj in Psychiatrist category

Dear Friend, Thank you for reaching Meracareerguide.com Below are my Inputs inrelated to Salary. The Salary of a Psychiatrist is usually high as curing mental patients is a tough job and requires patience and Punctuality. The job of a Psychiatrist requires you to work very hard as it is not an easy task to do.The employers will call you late night as well to serve the patients.When you become a psychiatrist, serving patients will be your first priority.You will have to sacrifice your social time to serve the patients.The Annual salary of a psychiatrist on average is usually up t

1 answer Indumathi  Selvaraj in Psychiatrist category