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Role and responsibilities of psychiatrists 

Role and responsibilities of psychiatrists
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Role and responsibilities of psychiatrists
Author(s):

Andrea Fiorillo

, Umberto Volpe

, and Dinesh Bhugra

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198723646.003.0001
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date: 20 May 2019

Psychiatry is that branch of medicine which deals with the origin, diagnosis, prevention, and management of mental disorders and emotional and behavioural disturbances. Thus, a psychiatrist is a trained medical doctor who has received further training in the field of diagnosing and managing those illnesses and disturbances. The role and responsibilities of the psychiatrist include planning and delivering high-quality services within the resources available. A psychiatrist will also advocate for the patients, the carers, and the services. This chapter is directed towards psychiatrists and the medical profession as a whole, towards other members of the multidisciplinary teams, as well as to employers and other stakeholders such as policy makers and patients and their families.

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