What does a psychiatrist do?
A question commonly asked by patients is 'who is a psychiatrist?'
Some people can't differentiate between psychiatrists and other professions caring for those with psychological problems.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who undergo specialist training in mental health, psychological influences on life and health. Psychiatrists can treat a spectrum of emotional and mental disorders. They are trained to help people with a range of therapies including psychological or talking therapies. They are also trained to advise on medical tests and prescribe medication.