Psychiatry is a medical specialty, like surgery, general medicine and pediatrics. It involves the study, diagnosis and management of mental illnesses and distressing conditions, pertaining to both the mind and body. Misconceptions about psychiatric illness and treatment have some how prevented help seeking behaviour in those who need it the most. Psychiatrists can provide psychotherapy (Counselling, CBT and other talk therapies) as well as prescribe medication. This Wall has to go, wherein visiting a psychiatrist should no longer be taboo, and people should be able to openly and freely discuss mental health issues. More here.
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