Psychiatry: The Specialty

Fawcett, Jan
May 2013
Psychiatric Annals;May2013, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p194
Academic Journal
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.


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