Psychiatrist is a physician who holds expertise in preventing, diagnosing and treating people with mental illness. A psychiatrist should have received additional training and must have served a supervised residency in their specialty.

Career Options

  • - Child Psychiatrists - Geriatric Psychiatrists - Neuropsychiatrists - Clinical Pastoral Counselor - Mental Health Counseling Therapist - Genetic Counseling

Educational Qualifications

  • 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board.

Personal Skills

  • - Inductive and Deductive Reasoning - Perception and Sensitivity - Oral and Written Communication - Listening Skills - Social and Communication Skills - Boundary Setting - Critical Thinking - Business Management

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.A. (Applied Psychology) - B.A. (Hons.) Applied Psychology - B.A. (Hons.) Psychology - M.A. (Counselling Psychology) - B.A. (Journalism
  • Psychology and English) - M.A. (Philosophy & Applied Psychology)

Top Colleges

  • Lady Shri Ram College For Women Address: No. 27, Block L, Kailash Colony Road, Greater Kailash, Kailash Colony, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110048 Phone: 011 2643 4459 Website:
  • Christ University Address: Hosur Rd, Bhavani Nagar, Suddagunte Palya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029 Phone: 080 4012 9600 Website:

Working Conditions

Psychiatrists mostly work on regular basis and on regular business hours but may also have to attend calls in the evening or weekends and they usually work in community mental health centers, hospitals and other places. They look after very distressed people so their job tends to be very hectic and stressful.

Top Companies

  • Aware Gleneagles Hospital Address: Laxmi Enclave, 8-16-1, Sagar Road, Laxmi Enclave, LB Nagar, Ramakrishnapuram, Hyderabad, Telangana-500035 Phone: 040 2411 1111 Website:
  • Cosmos Institute of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Address: 35, Defence Enclave, Vikas Marg, Delhi, 110092 Phone: 097174 02402 Website:

Successful Persons

Hans-Werner Gessman

Hans-Werner Gessman is a German psychologist and psychodramatherapist who is currently living in Russia. He is the founder of humanistic psychodrama, a form of therapy that involves role reversal.

Albert Bandura

Albert Bandura is an influential psychologist from about 60 years. He is the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University. Bandura has worked in various fields, including personality psychology and social psychology. He pioneered the theories of self-efficacy and social learning. Albert Bandura has also written a book called Social Learning Theory.

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