Inspiring futures in mental health care

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HOW DO YOU BECOME A 

PSYCHIATRIST?

All psychiatrists are qualified doctors, so have studied medicine at university.

Types of Psychartrits

TYPES OF PSYCHIARTY

GENERAL ADULT PSYCHIATRY

This branch of psychiatry involves treating adults with mental illness. General adult psychiatrists work with patients who have severe depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders, mania and anxiety. They assess and teat patients in crisis, including people who have attempted suicide or patients frightened because of psychotic (unreal) beliefs – for instance that they are being followed by people who plan to hurt them. 

These doctors can subspecialise within this disciple to work in areas such as eating disorders. They use medical investigations, for example, blood tests and scans, to aid diagnoses (what is wrong) before considering potential treatments including medications, electroconvulsive therapy and talking therapies.

TYPES OF PSYCHIARTY

MEDICAL PSYCHIATRY

Psychiatrists in this field work with adults with learning disabilities. These patients are more likely to experience mental illness, anxiety, depression and psychosis. Adults with learning difficulties can sometimes find it much harder to communicate their needs so even minor problems can have a severe effect. 

 

Doctors in this field require good clinical skills because their patients often have other complex physical health problems that they also look after, for example, epilepsy.

 

These psychiatrists work with a variety of other professionals to provide patient –centred community care, which enables people with learning disabilities to live supported but independent and fulfilling lives.

"I now understand what psychiatrists and psychologists do and how I could potentially pursue a career in that field. I especially liked how interactive the event was"

Julie Health, Director for Mental Health Hospital

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Inspiring futures in mental health care

Discover the fascinating world of psychiatry, a branch of medicine where doctors treat people with mental illness. If you’re interested in people, medicine and mental health, then psychiatry could be the career for you. 

 

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