Harshit Taneja

What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to become a Psychiatrist?

aptitude required to become a Psychiatrist

by Harshit Taneja
1 answer
| Share :

1 answer

RE: What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to become a Psychiatrist?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh
Behavioral sciences are going to dominate the medical arena in the next few years. The sudden increase in life style diseases such as cardiac ailments, , hypertension, depression , anxiety etc among the young population, rising incidence of suicides and problems like absenteeism and alcoholism in the corporate sector are adding to the demand of well qualified and skilled psychiatrists. Psychiatrists are qualified doctors who diagnose and treat illness and problems related to the mind through medication and psychotherapies. A good psychiatrist must be emotionally stable and have the ability to listen. S/he should have empathy and excellent observation . S/he should have an interest to study and understand the various dynamics of human behavior, genuine concern and sympathy for patient coupled with an objective approach for understanding their problems is also crucial. S/he should have immense patience and perseverance. To make a career in psychiatry , one needs to puruse a post graduate degree in psychiatry after completion of MBBS.
A psychiatrist can work with regular hospitals, polyclinics as well as mental hospitals. They can even set up their own private clinics or work as counsellors in big industries or drug de-addiction centers. Those interested in academic and research work can take to teaching or higher studies in medical colleges and psychiatric institutions.

In order to post replies to the question: "What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to become a Psychiatrist?"

Post Reply

Latest ANSWERS

What are the questions that will help me to find my dream career?

FIVE questions that will help you find your dream career. Starting as a kid everybody wanted to be a doctor or an engineer but goals of people change .. read more

What are the Careers in hospitality?

There always have been times in our lives when we have thought about whether we want to excel and take our existing careers ahead or completely switch .. read more

What are the fastest growing careers sector In 2017?

"There is no greater honor than supporting someone’s growth and evolution as a human being" —  Ellie Burrows       .. read more

which career is best after 10th for becoming an billionaire?

Hello Chinmay,  Interesting question. I agree with the above counselor, finance and especially stock markets is the easiest way to make money. Bu .. read more
Most Popular

How is the typical day of a Tourist Guide/Manager ?

Tour guides work in the travel industry, giving guided tours to groups of visitors. They are experts on the history of the location and offer their to .. read more

What is the eligibility criteria to be a Geologist?

Someone who's interested and concerned with Earth's natural resources may want to look into a career as a geologist. Geologists study the Earth to gai .. read more

What should choose between Software developer and Bank PO

We can compare both by the following factors. 1. On the basis of Salary: Starting salary for Bank PO Job - 38,000 – 42,000 Starting salary for I .. read more

Top 10 MBA Colleges that don’t require CAT Score

1. XLRI Jamshedpur- XAT 2. JBIMS-MHCet 3. SP Jain- CAT or XAT 4. IIFT  5. NMIMS 6. SIBM- SNAP 7. XIMB- XAT 8. MICA- Ahmedabad 9. SCMHRD -SNAP 10. .. read more