Psychiatrists are medical doctors and specialist physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind. Among other duties, they: prescribe, direct, or administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders; design individualized care plans using a variety of treatments; collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress; and analyze and evaluate patient data or test findings to diagnose nature or extent of mental disorder. (O*NET Online)
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Date modified: February 18, 2020