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The specific study trained for by a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist trains with the thought in mind that biological causes are the root of mental and emotional disorders. Training includes intense study ofpsychopathology, biochemistry, psychopharmacology, neurology neuropathology, psychology and numerous other disciplines.

PSYCHIATRY: "Psychiatry is based on the premise that mental disorders have a biological underpinning."

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