Psychiatrist

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A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry and is certified in treating mental disorders.[1] All psychiatrists are trained in diagnostic evaluation and in psychotherapy. As part of their evaluation of the patient, psychiatrists are one of the few mental health professionals who may prescribe psychiatric medication, conduct physical examinations, order and interpret laboratory tests and electroencephalograms, and may order brain imaging studies such as computed tomography or computed axial tomography (CT/CAT Scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography scanning.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

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Psychiatry in the professional world

Psychiatrists are physicians (MBBS, M.D., DO, etc) who specialize in treating mental illness.

Subspecialties

The field of psychiatry itself can be divided into various subspecialties.[9] These include:

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