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What are various job roles one can get after graduating as a Psychiatrist?

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A psychiatrist is a medical doctor that specializes in the treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatrists are sometimes confused with psychologists, and while there are many similarities between the two professions, there are also many important differences.
Because psychiatrists hold a medical degree and are trained in the practice of psychiatry, they one of the few professionals in the mental health field that are able to prescribe medications to treatpsychological disorders. Much like a general practice physician, a psychiatrist may also perform physical exams and order diagnostic tests in addition to practicing psychotherapy.
Psychiatrists may also work as part of a mental health team, often consulting with primary care physicians,social workersand psychologists.

Job Description of a Psychiatrist

"Psychiatrists are the primary mental health-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 them find solutions through changes in their behavioral patterns, the exploration of their past experiences, 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." rel="nofollow"

Types of Psychiatrists

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.

- Geriatric psychiatrist - Works with elderly populations.

- Neuropsychiatrist - Treats mental disorders associated with nervous system problems, brain diseases and brain injuries.

- Organizational psychiatrist - Practices psychiatry in workplace and organizational settings.

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