What does it involve?
"A Psychiatrist works with clients, to evaluate, medically diagnose and provide treatments/interventions for various and challenging emotional, mental, or behavioural disorders. This includes specialisation in the treatment of sudden mental illness and lifestyle disorders, including substance abuse, child and adolescent, psychosomatic medicine, geriatric, and emergency medicine. They work with patients individually, their partners, or family members, to refer patients to hospitals, and other institutions, as well as work with other medical professionals and offer second opinions as deemed fit. Psychiatrists assess patients through interviews, observations, tests, and medical history reviews; diagnose them accurately and develop comprehensive treatment plans, and prescribe medication as needed. They follow up with patients' progress and alter treatment plans accordingly. This includes thorough documentation of each patient's diagnosis, symptoms, medication, treatment effectiveness, etc. A dedicated Psychiatrist provides emotional support and effective strategies to manage their disorder/diagnosis and refer them to other professionals if needed. In events where immediate psychological treatment is required, Psychiatrists provide crisis interventions. As mental health care grows and evolves, Psychiatrists continuously research developments in mental health, facilitate workshops, training, and public learning sessions. They collaborate with other professionals in devising, managing and implementing mental health projects. Additionally, they participate in educational programs, in-service meetings, clinician meetings, and workshops to further enhance professional development.

Psychiatrists maintain an exceptional medical and social profile on different social media platforms. And as potential future psychologists enter the ecosystem and start their journey, Psychiatrists evaluate them, as well as instruct and direct students participating in psychological internships. They attend and participate in peer supervisions as well. Finally, Psychiatrists take an active part in developing and implementing clinical and non-clinical research programmes."

Key Benefits

  • Utilise skills and expertise in Psychiatry to administer effective crisis interventions that would highly benefit mental health.
  • Increase exposure to working with various professionals and environmental settings, opening up opportunities to gain more experience as a practising Psychiatrist.
  • Devising effective treatment plans; researching, developing, and implementing the right strategies.
  • Staying on par with evolving mental health care, contributing to and learning developments made within the field.
  • Collaborating with other professionals in developing and implementing various mental health projects and programmes.
  • Instructing and contributing to the growth of potential future psychologists to carry forward notable works in Psychiatry and Psychology.