PSYCHIATRIST

A highly trained physician who holds a specialty in diagnosing, treating and study of mental disorders. Training (in the United States) includes 4 years pre-med, 4 years of medical school and 2 years study with an established doctor of psychiatry. And a final 4 years (1 as a hospital intern and 3 in residency) while they learn psychiatric medicine and treatment.

PSYCHIATRIST: "A decision to become a psychiatrist is a commitment to intense training for a long time."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PSYCHIATRIST," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/psychiatrist/ (accessed December 10, 2019).
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