Psychiatry in a nutshell is the fundamental of how to treat mental illnesses, emotional disturbances and abnormal behavior. Psychology and psychiatry go hand in hand, meaning that they both coincide with mental health problems and emotional occurrences. Being a psychiatrist means that that someone would talk to patients and reason with them, about things they do in their life and how they can do them better. Becoming a psychiatrist to help young adults and adults come to terms with their illnesses and some people want to help them get through everyday life.
How to Become a Psychiatrist
To become a psychiatrist, students desiring this job, would have to obtain a bachelor degree in science, a year of organic and inorganic chemistry, a year of biology, a year of mathematics and one year of physics. The student would be in school for 12 years, to learn everything about psychiatry. The student would have to obtain a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or Doctor of Medicine (MD). To become a psychiatrist, The student would have to do the same training as a doctor would. The student will learn about the body as well as the mind and how to treat all types of illnesses. The student will have to pass internal medicine, neurology, emergency medicine and many other courses. When deciding on which sub-specialty, The student could choose between: emergency psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and many more. After acquiring a D.O. or an M.D., the student will have to spend four years in residency, which means getting hands-on experience with patients. After four years of residency the student will take a state exam and become licensed. The student will have to become certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology ...
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...d a “clerkship,” which is essentially where they study and work with psychiatrists.
History of Psychiatry
Psychiatry is one of the oldest medical methods; it is also the most exciting form of medicine. In 1812, Benjamin Rush, who was also a signer of the declaration of independence, published the first psychiatry text book in the United States (5). Recently, circa 2000s, an organization, American Psychiatric Press, is using its subsidiaries¬¬¬¬- the American Psychiatric Foundation, the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education, and many more- to position the organization for a greater role of advocacy. (5)
Psychiatry is an intensive career field to go into, but it is worth it in the end. Being a psychiatrist pays well, in it rewards your confidence in knowing that you help people on a daily basis. Psychiatry is good for everyone.