Psychiatry & Mental Health



Medical doctors who possess additional training in mental health conditions are known as psychologists. They diagnose, treat and counsel patients who suffer from mental health conditions.

Psychiatrists are able to prescribe medication for patients to treat mental conditions, recommend counseling or therapy, or a combination of the two.

Those seeking to become a psychiatrist must receive a medical degree and additional training in psychology. They also must pass a state licensing exam in order to practice in the field.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, psychiatrists earn an average annual salary of $174,170.


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