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arrow What is a Psychiatrist?

17-07-2006
A psychiatrist is a Doctor first who then specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance abuse and addiction. Psychiatrists are uniquely qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological disturbance. Their medical education
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arrow Why do people go to a psychiatrist?

16-07-2006
People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. Life's usual round of trials may become overwhelming. Relationships may become troubled, or the disability from anxiety - easily dismissed before as simple "nerves" - may grow sharper and last longer. The fresh-faced young newcomer down the hall at
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arrow Why Choose a Psychiatrist?

15-07-2006
Of all the mental health providers in Malaysia, only psychiatrists are fully licensed medical doctors. Because they are doctors, psychiatrists can order or perform a full range of medical laboratory and psychological tests that provide a complete picture of a patient's physical and mental state.
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arrow What are the differences between psychiatrists and other types of professionals who provide mental health care?

14-07-2006
Only the psychiatrist is a medical doctor who can order medical tests and prescribe medication. It takes many years of education and training to become a psychiatrist. After graduating from medical school he or she needs to complete four years of residency training in the field of psychiatry.

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arrow What are the most common treatments psychiatrists use?

13-07-2006
Psychiatrists use a wide range of treatments-including various forms of psychotherapy, medications and hospitalization-according to the needs of each patient.

Psychotherapy is a systematic treatment method in which, during regularly scheduled meetings, the psychiatrist and patient
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arrow When do psychiatrists use medications?

12-07-2006
In the same way that your family doctor can prescribe medications to help patients with high blood pressure or thyroid problems, psychiatrists can prescribe a number of medications that are effective against mental illnesses such as depression, manic-depression, panic disorder, anxiety disorders,
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