Career as a Psychiatrist
Psychiatrists evaluate and treat patients with mental, addictive, cognitive, perception-related and emotional disorders of all types like psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia), mood disorders (such as clinical depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety or personality disorders, neuropsychiatric symptoms etc. Psychiatrists provide intensive daily treatment to such patients, which may include electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) when appropriate. Physical examinations and psychological tests may be conducted. On occasion, neuroimaging or other neurophysiological techniques are used. Such treatments can be pharmacological (i.e. withmedicationsor drugs) or through various other modalities such as talk therapy, commitment therapy or behavioral activation, etc.