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Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems, such as depression. They provide counselling and can prescribe medicines to treat mental illness.
Psychiatrists may further specialize in specific areas, such as addiction psychiatry, or in treating specific age groups, such as adolescents.
Psychiatrists are certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Current as of: August 21, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
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