Career as a Psychiatrist

in India

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.


Why become a Psychiatrist?

Have you always wanted to be a doctor? Do you also like chatting with new people? Have you ever tried talking to a friend who is upset to relieve her worries? Or maybe singing to your grandmother sometimes? Do you want to help patients suffering from trauma that they cannot share with others? Or maybe prescribe medicines to treat problems of the elderly who are helpless. You can also help the police to make a convict admit his crime! The possibilities are varied and opportunities are vast in this medical profession which is emerging to be one of the most popular especially in recent times with rising number of patients coping with traumatic disorders in India & overseas. If this tickles the doctor in you, read on to explore what Psychiatrists do, how they do it and how to become one.

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