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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Dr Donald Archibald Grant

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Dr James Maurice Rodney

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Dr Katrina Samios

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Dr Donald James Wright

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