Psychiatry: is it for me?

The Surgeon General’s report, Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity, unequivocally states that “mental health is fundamental to overall health and productivity. It is the basis for successful contributions to family, community, and society. Throughout the lifespan, mental health is the wellspring of thinking and communication skills, learning, resilience, and self-esteem.” The report goes on to say, “Mental health problems are real and disabling conditions that are experienced by one in five Americans. More


What is a psychiatrist?

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How do psychiatrists tell what is wrong with their patients?

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What treatments do psychiatrists use?

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How does one become a psychiatrist?

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Can psychiatrists become “sub-specialists?”

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Where do psychiatrists work?

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How much do psychiatrists earn?

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Subspecialty/Fellowship Training

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