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Psychiatrist ↓

a Psychiatrist is a Medical Doctor or Physician who has completed medical school and also a multi-year residency in Psychiatry (treatment of mental illness), usually in a hospital setting and under supervision of senior Psychiatrists (known as Attendings). Psychiatrists are experts in the use of medications to treat mental disorders and also experts in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. Because they have medical training (stressing the role of biological dysfunction in illness) and not psychological training (stressing the role of behavioral and psychological dysfunction in illness) many of them tend to view mental problems as essentially biological dysfunctions that require chemical/medicine interventions.

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