Psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental disorders. The scope of a psychiatrist includes not only diagnosing a mental disorder, but also carrying out a set of measures aimed at eliminating it, determining the relationship between the identified disease with somatic pathology and determining ways to prevent the recurrence of the disease.
Medical therapy is the key treatment. However, it is combined with psychotherapy – explaining to the patient the causes and methods of treating his illness, providing moral support, stimulating the patient’s inner strength to fight the disease. In addition, modern psychiatry takes part in the development of social programs, the purpose of which is to prevent the development of mental disorders in the population, the formation of healthy lifestyle skills, and assistance in solving social, expert, ethical and legal issues.