What is a Psychiatrist?
A Psychiatrist specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of:
- Mental, addictive and emotional disorders e.g. schizophrenia
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Substance related disorders
- Adjustment disorders.
Psychiatrists are able to understand the biologic, psychological and social components of illness. A Psychiatrist can:
- Order diagnostic laboratory tests
- Prescribe medications
- Evaluate and treat psychological and interpersonal problems
- Intervene with families who are coping with stress, crisis and other problems with living.
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