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What are the key areas on which every Psychiatrist works most of the times?

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RE: What are the key areas on which every Psychiatrist works most of the times?

Indumathi  Selvaraj
Indumathi Selvaraj
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Good day,

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There are various key areas where the psychiatrist can work on.


  • Psychiatry is one of the oldest medical Specialty areas.
  • A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor that specialises in the treatment of mental disorders.
  • Because Psychiatrist hold a medical degree and are trained in the oractice of psychiatry, they are one of the few professional in the mental health field able to prescribe medications to treat psychological disorders.
  • Much like a general practice physician, a psychiatrist may also perform physical exams and order diagnostic tests in addition to practicing psychotherapy
  • Psychiatrist may also work as part of mental health team, Often Consulting with primary care physicians, Social workers and psychologists
  • Psychiatrist are the primary mental care Givers
  • They assess and treat mental illnesses through a combination of psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Hospitalization and Medication.
  • Psychotherapy involves regular discussions with patients about their problems
  • The Psychiatrist helps patients find solutions through changes in their behavioural patterns, the exploration of their past expereinces, or group and family therapy sessions
  • Psychoanalysis involves long term psychotherapy and counseling for patients
  • In many cases, Medications are administered to correct chemical imbalances that cause emotional problems

There are a number of different specialty areas in Psychiatry. Some different types of Specialized psychiatrists include:

  • Addiction Psychiatrist - Works with people suffering from addiction and substance abuse issues.
  • Adult Psychiatrist - Works with adults experiencing mental illness or psychological distress.
  • Adolescent and Child psychiatrist - Works with children and teens.
  • Forensic psychiatrist - works in the courts and criminal justice system.
  • Geristric psychiatrist - Works with elderly populations.
  • Neuro Psychiatrist - treats mental disorders associated with nervous system Problmes, Brain diseases and brain injuries.
  • Organizational psychiatrist - Practice psychiatry in workplace and Organisational settings.

Psychiatrist are often self employed and run their own mental health prcatices. However, many Psychiatrist workat hospitals, Mental health clinics, Government offices and universities.

According to explore health, psychiatrist typically spend 60% of their time working directly with patients. Other duties may include teaching, consultations, Research and administration.

Day to day duties can vary depending on a psychiatrist's specailty area and employement sector.

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