TITLE

Psychiatry: The Specialty

AUTHOR(S)
Fawcett, Jan
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Psychiatric Annals;May2013, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p194
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author believes that psychiatry is a specialty because one should be knowledgeable in drug-drug interactions such as being familiar with less common medications like monoamine oxidase inhibitors and pramipexole when treating refractory mood disorders. Skilled psychiatrists are said to be needed in managing patients who are high-risk suicidal, intolerable of medications, or with comorbid personality disorders. The author adds that psychiatry encompasses the whole human experience.
ACCESSION #
87629971

 

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