Psychiatry is usually that branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and early prevention of mental, emotional and often behavioural disorders.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors (an M.D. or D.O.) who specialize in mental health rehabilitation, also including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are usually qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of all psychological problems.
People often seek psychiatric help for multiple reasons. The problems can be sudden being as simple as a panic attack, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing unidentified "voices." Or to treat a more long-term health issue, such as feelings of sadness, anxiousness or hopelessness that never seem to get lifted or issues in functioning meanwhile causing everyday life to feel distorted or spin out of control.
As a physician, psychiatrists are capable of prescribing medication and can also order or perform complex medical laboratory and psychological tests that can provide a comprehensive profile of the patient's physical and mental state. Because of these extensive medical training, psychiatrists can understand the body's functions and decode the complex relationship between complex emotional illness and other medical illness. Psychiatrists are very much qualified to treat both the mental and physical aspects of all psychological problems.
Treatments: Brain stimulation treatments, Substance abuse treatment, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Medications, Antidepressants.