Who is a psychiatrist and what is his role?
In earlier days people were very cautious to meet with a psychiatrist and they avoid them as much as they could. They don't know the real importance of a psychiatrist but now with higher education and development of societies people come have started realizing their importance and services provided by them. Still there is major hindrance in acceptance of psychiatric services even after being advised repeatedly by doctor. Hope everyone will soon know the importance of consulting a psychiatrist and will fix an appointment with them.
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (an M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. You will be surprised that there is dearth of professionals in this particular field. Psychiatrist often prescribes medicines to treat psychiatric disorders but can also provide psychotherapy and counseling whenever needed. So allow him to decide, what is ideal means to treat you. However you may be given choice of treatment in certain conditions where both pharmacological as well as non pharmacological methods can be used.
Is psychiatrist different from psychiatrist?
Psychologist and psychiatrist are two different types of trained doctors who help you to deal with mental issues and health.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who graduate from medical school, have a year of medical internship and have three years of residency assessment and treatment of mental disorder. Clinical psychologists are trained in a number of psychological therapies, and psychological test administration, scoring, interpretation and reporting.
Patient with a complicated clinical presentation who is being seen by a psychiatrist might be referred to a clinical psychologist for psychological testing to aid in diagnosis and treatment. They treat by counseling and psychotherapy.