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Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has completed a special training in psychiatry and specializes in mental health. Among all mental health professionals, psychiatrists are the only ones who can prescribe and manage medications (for example antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anxiolytics, and so on). Because they are physicians, psychiatrists can order or perform a full range of medical laboratory, psychological tests and clinical interviews that combined provide a comprehensive picture of a patient`s physical and mental state. Psychiatrists use different methods of treatment, including psychotherapy, medications, psychosocial interventions and others.

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