Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis
and treatment of mental health problems, such as depression. They provide
counseling 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
Psychiatrists can be board-certified through the Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical
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