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psychiatrist/psy·chi·a·trist/ (si-ki´ah-trist) a physician who specializes in psychiatry.
psychiatristA medical doctor specialised in mental disorders, who is legally allowed to prescribe medication and provide verbal-based psychotherapy.
psychiatristA physician–MD or DO specialized in mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders, licensed to prescribe medication and provide verbal-based psychotherapy Meat & potatoes diseases Anxiety, depression, eating disorders Salary $135K. See Addiction psychiatrist, Child & adolescent psychiatrist, Forensic psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst. Cf Psychologist.
Patient discussion about psychiatrist
Q. when my brother was responding well with psychiatrist treatment, why he is changed to the medicines again? My brother is bipolar with manic depression. He was given Emsan to control on his bipolar depression. However due to side effects like excess muscle twitching his medicine was stopped. He was immediately sent to a psychiatric treatment. We found a good and a positive change in him. But his psychiatric treatment is stopped and now he is taking Nardil. When my brother was responding well with the psychiatrist treatment then why he is changed to the medicines again? I feel this is not the correct way.
Q. I don’t know why doctor stopped the medicine and referred a psychiatrist. My sister is bipolar manic depression and we are taking her for her psychotherapy sessions from past 1 month. We have not found any change as of now. I don’t know why doctor stopped the medicine and referred a psychiatrist. We have to meet our doctor again after 2 months, but I wanted to know before meeting him that would this be of any help without any medicines.
Q. My brother who is facing high depression, how can a psychiatrist help for that? My brother who is facing high depression is sent to the psychiatrist by a doctor. He was already on some medicines for which he was not responding well. I don’t know what a psychiatrist did, he just asked some questions and that’s it. Doctor takes it as a case of bipolar…..how can a psychiatrist help for that?