Monday, July 29, 2013

Daily Psychiatry

They think they don't need help, but reality shows that they are stuck and need help to get out. For some reason in America people work harder than other countries. For example take mothers; in other countries mothers stay home with kids and be a full time mom. In America only about 15% of moms stay at home. What does that tell you?? Lots of divorces, lots of problems, lots of heartbreakers. But when someone's moods and thoughts start to make daily life difficult, a psychiatrist can often help.

Psychiatrists are specially trained doctors who treat people with mental and emotional disorders. Their job is to help with your problems, but not solve them for you. They may suggest you the solutions but you have to figure out what is the best for you. Their job is not that hard, just listen but it is hard to get a degree or a license on it. Psychological and physical conditions are sometimes related. Some psychological disorders are associated with changes in brain chemistry, while others may be partly hereditary.

One thing that makes psychiatrists different from counselors and psychologists is that they are also medical doctors. When treating patient's psychiatrists consider biological factors as well as life events and stresses. They can order medical tests, prescribe medication, and have patients hospitalized if necessary. Psychiatrists treat many different kinds of problems. Some of the most common are depression, manic-depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and addictions. Other problems include schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Schizophrenics may suffer from paranoia, delusions, or hallucinations. People with obsessive-compulsive disorder feel compelled to perform time-consuming and disruptive rituals like washing their hands constantly or repeating certain phrases. To become a psychiatrist, you'll need to complete a bachelor's degree this assuming takes about four years and medical school. Most medical schools accept people from a range of academic backgrounds, including the humanities. However, completion of several key science courses is usually required. To get into medical school is very hard. Candidates have to put together all admission tests and see who has the highest score. Medical school then interviews those who were on their list.

For people to apply to medical school two years in a row before being accepted it is not uncommon. While in medical school, you pick electives preparing for psychiatry. After completing medical school, you are a doctor, but you still have to do a period of on-the-job training called a residency. The residency for psychiatrist is around four years. At the end of it, you have to pass license exam, which allows you to practice psychiatry in your state. Some psychiatrists choose to specialize in a sub-field, such as child and adolescent psychiatry or forensic psychiatry. Specialization requires an additional one to two years of training. Psychiatric work can be extremely rewarding.

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