Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the study of the human mind. It includes thought processes and the biochemistry of brain functions. Psychiatrists diagnose, treat & try to prevent mental & emotional illness & behavioural disorders. General Psychiatry includes managing patients in medical & community settings. Psychiatrists are medical doctors. Psychiatric assessment typically starts with a mental status examination & the compilation of a case history.Psychological tests & physical examinations may be conducted. Mental disorders are diagnosed in accordance with criteria listed in diagnostic manuals such as the widely used Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, & the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) edited & used by the World Health Organization.

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  • Services: Psychiatry

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