- April 21, 2014
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Health & Medicine
Psychiatry is a medical speciality, that is devoted to diagnosing, treating and preventing mental illness. Medical doctors practising psychiatry are called psychiatrists. Psychiatrists focus on treating disorders and diseases related to the nervous system, organic brain disorders, substance abuse and other related mental illnesses. Psychiatrists also treat psychosis and mental health disorders such as Schizophrenia, anxiety and severe depression. At times to help in the development of a total treatment strategy for patients, psychiatrist collaborate with psychologists, clinical social workers and other therapists.
What to study to specialise in Psychiatry?
In high school students can focus on the sciences as well as math, moving to specialise in medicine as psychiatrists are physicians who can prescribe medications for their patients, medicine is a vital step in becoming a Psychiatrist.
Entry requirements for the UK and the US.
To continue to Psychiatry MD in the UK many universities stress on an honours (first) degree in medicine, psychology and nursing with pre-experience in the field.
UK universities with Psychiatry MD courses
- The university of Manchester.
- The university of London.
- The university of Cambridge.
- The university of Birmingham.
- University of Nottingham.
- The university of Bristol.
US universities with Psychiatry MD courses
- The university of Wisconsin.
- UC San Diego.
- The university of Tennessee.
- Buffalo State College.
- Harvard University.
- Yale University.
Further specialisation in Psychiatry (career options)
- Addiction Psychiatry.
- Pain management.
- Sleep Medicine.
- Forensic Psychiatry.
- Geriatric Psychiatry.
- Psychosomatic Medicine.