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What is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry deals with the study and treatment of mental disorders. These disorders inlcude: affective, behavioural and perceptual abnormalities. 

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Treatment may be delivered on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on the severity of impairment or on other aspects of the disorder in question.

A psychiatrist is a physician who has obtained additional qualifications to become a specialist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness and emotional problems.

Department of Psychiatry - Clinical Department Heads


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