Friday, March 6, 2009


It is an important branch of the medical profession concerned with the study and treatment of mental illness, is gradually gaining a lot of importance. It  deals with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders in a person. In psychiatry, medical therapies are applied to attack the organic source of the disease. After the physical and behavioural symptoms are diagnosed, drugs and other means are used for treatment.

Psychiatrist are physicians who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems, illness and emotional disorders. They look after patients with mental problems, such as depression and schizophrenia. Treatment approaches may be more biologically based. The demand for psychiatrists is increasing, with the increasing mental tension and stress arising from modern lifestyles.

Psychiatry is a field of medicine which deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. It integrates biological social and psychological aspects of mental health to provide holistic medical care for a wide range of symptoms. There are many fields in psychiatry including general adult, child and adolescent, eating disorders, old age, substance dependence, forensic, CL (or hospital) psychiatry and neuropsychiatry.

It is increasingly apparent in today's world, that disorders of mental health are becoming more significant and represent significant personal and social costs to the community. While attitudes in the community are changing, disorders of mental healthy still attract social stigma and this contributes to individuals ongoing difficulties.

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