Psychiatrist (Medical School)
Psychiatry is a lucrative professional career, which deals with the mental, emotional and behavioral disorders in a person. Often, mental and psychosomatic problems arise in patients with various surgical, medical and gynecological causes. Psychology is the systematic study of human behavior in all its aspects, the study of the human mind as an individual and a part of society.
As in all other branches of medicine
psychiatrists too begin with a diagnosis first and then follow it up with treatment.
They often work with other occupational therapists and social workers for the rehabilitation of patients. Psychiatrists treat patients through counseling
and if required use electric convulsive therapy (ECT) or the administration of drugs. Where required
they even work on desensitizing patients
mainly through hypnosis.
A career as a psychiatrist has good prospects. As we grow more technologically advanced
we also find ourselves in more stressful situations. Mental illness and psychological disorders are prevalent in our world today more than ever and as a result of this
career prospects for aspiring psychiatrists are looking up.
Courses to be pursued
• Ph.D in Clinical Psychology
• Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing
• MPhil programs
• M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) in Psychiatry
• Diploma in Psychiatric medicine (DPM)
• National Board of Examinations conducts a programme called Diploma of National Board Exam (DNB). The DNB is considered to be equivalent to a MD degree.
• Usually work regular business hours, but may also be on call to cover evenings or weekends.
• Usually work in community mental health centers, hospitals or clinics.
• May find the work stressful because they often care for very distressed people.
• May travel to attend conferences.
• Empathy. Empathy is your ability to understand and identify with another person's experiences
even if they do not describe their thoughts or feelings explicitly to you. • Listening Skills. • Social and Communication Skills. • Boundary Setting. • Critical Thinking. • Business Management.