What does a psychiatrist do?
It is believed that a psychiatrist should treat only “psychos” and people with various mental disorders, “ordinary” people with mental problems prefer to turn to psychologists, friends and relatives for spiritual support, to various fortunetellers and psychics. In our society, there are various myths about psychiatrists, perhaps that is why many avoid them. But turning to a good specialist in time, you can help yourself or your close person to quickly and efficiently cope with a mental problem. To stop being afraid of a psychiatrist, you need to find out what he does, how he treats and when he can be approached.
What is a psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats various diseases associated with mental disorders and also deals with their prevention. Obtaining medical education, such a doctor learns psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy. This is a specialist with a wide stock of knowledge, so he is able to make an accurate diagnosis, identify the connection of the disease with somatic pathology, prescribe a complete treatment and explain preventive measures for the recurrence of the disease.Basically, the doctor prescribes medicines, can also send for procedures, provides psychotherapeutic assistance.
Also, psychiatrists are involved in the development of social programs that are aimed at preventing the development of mental problems in people, improving the healthy lifestyle of the population, solve ethical, legal and social issues.
Psychoneurologist is a synonym for the word “psychiatrist”, such a concept was introduced in practice so that people are not afraid and feel free to contact such specialists. Therefore, psychoneurology is synonymous with psychotherapy.
How is a psychiatrist different from other specialties?
As we have already found out, a psychiatrist and a neuropsychiatrist are synonymous. These specialists are engaged in the treatment of diseases associated with mental disorders, so if a person notices the signs of one of these diseases, he needs to contact a psychiatrist.
A psychologist helps to find a solution in a difficult life situation and to solve a personal life problem. He is not a doctor, so he has no right to make diagnoses. A psychologist can participate in helping mentally ill people who have previously been examined by a psychiatrist and who have been diagnosed.
The psychotherapist combines a doctor and a psychologist.If a person has a mental disorder, such a specialist can provide appropriate assistance in the presence of higher medical education.
Where to find a psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists work in psychoneurological clinics, city polyclinics and private clinics. Psychiatric registration was abolished, and doctors observe ethics and confidentiality, so if you or your loved ones have serious problems, do not hesitate and do not be afraid to go to a good psychiatrist. You will receive qualified professional help, no one will tell about it, and this will not affect the future life of a person in society.