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What Is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (an M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Learn more about psychiatry here.

Mental Health Topics

Learn about common mental disorders, including symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. Find answers to common questions written by leading psychiatrists and links to additional resources.

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