Mental health professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers can help people cope with depression. What do psychiatrists do?
The psychiatrist is trained primarily as a clinician to diagnose, treat and provide ongoing care for mental disorders to patients of all ages. Psychiatrists are primary, secondary and tertiary care physicians. [ Psychiatrists not only provide direct care to patients but often act as consultants to other health professionals such as family doctors.
Psychiatrists work in a range of settings
including psychiatric or general hospitals, private offices, research units, community health centres, social agencies or in government.
Psychiatrists use a mix of treatment options, including medications and psychotherapy, depending on the psychiatric conditions. Often part of the treatment or rehabilitation plan will include referral to or collaboration with a range of social and support services. ]
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