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Loss of function: Decompensation refers to a person losing functionality as a result of strain or stress, usually secondary to life pressures or to a specific disorder such as schizophrenia or depression. The ability to do day-to-day tasks deteriorates, which can be the start of a vicious cycle because it increases stress and strain. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
B/c of subjectivity: Misdiagnosis is more common in psychiatry b/c of it's subjective nature.Absence of physical signs, less help from lab work, imaging studies & physical exam. Although, psychiatric diagnoses may be almost as accurate, if a good history is taken, applying dsmiv-tr criteria, ruling out all other possible causes, excellent observation, doing relevant labs, imaging studies & checking 6 major groups. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
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My goodness!: I'm not sure where an idea like this about psychiatry would come from. Behavior is one of the areas in which psychiatric symptoms and disorders express -- so how could we possibly ignore it? Behavior produces objectively observable data. To correctly understand behavior requires information from the patient: thoughts & emotions, both conscious and unconscious. Truly biopsychosocial. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
HS, College: Typically need the following: 1-Complete HS with obtain a GED/Diploma 2. Attend College 3. Take the MCAT exam & get the best scores you can. 4 USA Medical School--meet basic requirements have decent MCAT scores & good referemces. Most USA Med. Schools very competitive. 5. Get State M.D. license. 6. Apply to ACGME approved Psych. Resid.-3-4 yrs. 7. Consider Certification. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Defensiveness: I agree with dr. Omrani about ignorance being a big reason. Some people have remarkable abilities in this area. Another is defensiveness, because they are frightened of "those" people with psychiatric problems. It's easier to dismiss an issue than to delve into and understand it. People often do dismiss psychiatry -- until they or their family members need help. Then, the light may dawn. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Quick diagnosis: Personally, i find it very difficult to diagnose in psychiatry in only 15 minutes unless I have a lot of background information (old records, information provided by family etc) or unless it is an extremely obvious situation (very blatant, severe symptoms). Part of the diagnosis is ruling out things as well, and it would be very hard to ask all the appropriate questions in a short period of time. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Canadian Psych.: Basically philosophy is same as far as mission & goals. The canadian classification of mental illnesses follows the world health organization classification (icd), whereas the american follows the diagnostic & statistical manual of mental illnesses (dsm). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i entered psychiatry i was very hesitant and wanted to turn back, get out. Is my hesitation normal? Who should I trust?
Normal: Talking to a psychiatrist can be anxiety-provoking, but remind yourself that s/he is there to help you. Doctors are held to a high standard of confidentiality, and so you can trust your psychiatrist to respect your privacy. By talking with her/him you may begin to find that you're able to handle other anxiety-provoking situations more easily. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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I have this homework due tomorrow which is about the psychiatry work field.
IMMEDIATELY?: SEEMS YOU NEED TO WORK ON TIME PLANNING FOR STARTERS. ALSO THERE IS THIS THING CALLED RESPONSIBILITY - UNLESS SOME REAL EMERGENCY KEPT YOU FROM DOING THE WORK BEFORE TODAY. WHEN YOU HAVE A FEW MOMENTS THINK ABOUT BECOMING A MORE RESPONSIBILE STUDENT. IF YOU HAVE REAL PROBLEMS WITH DISTRACTION OR CONCENTRATION THESE SHOULD BE CHECKED OUT BY YOUR DR AND NOT BRUSHED ASIDE. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Philosophically...: The "ideal" in medical treatment is to achieve a healthy norm. This is very difficult to achieve, but should always be the goal. In psychiatry this means helping patients (as much as possible) develop the ability to realistically experience and navigate the world, enabling them to adapt to stressors while they experience life's joys, losses, and disappointments with a healthy range of emotions. ...Read moreSee 16 more doctor answers
Similar: Psychology is the study of behavior. Clinical psychology is the diagnosis and treatment or mental disorders. Psychiatry is the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. These two disciplines have different training and have different focus for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychiatry can help: The human mind-body is not static. The body, thoughts and feelings are constantly changing. Talk therapy has helped many people to change their mind about suicide. In addition, a psychiatrist can prescribe medications which can be helpful for deep depression. Change is always possible. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No: No, actually psych meds have been shown to both protect and heal brain damage related to stress and aging. Ssris increase hippocampal volume, thereby healing harmful neuronal damage to this critical memory region of the brain. Lithium is neuroprotective(prevents age related brain neuronal damage)and at the 2013 apa mtg was shown to significantly reduce the risk of dementia in patients with bipolar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers