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Learn about Psychiatry Subspecialties

Updated: Jun 19, 2021

Author: Ioannes Salamanes

Editor: Anand Somasundaram

Artist: Denise Suarez

Psychiatry is a medical specialty focused on the treatment of mental illnesses. Psychiatrists hold medical degrees and are one of the few mental health practitioners capable of administering medications to treat mental health problems. These doctors also order medical tests and conduct physical assessments, in addition to practicing psychotherapy. Psychiatrists work alongside a team of occupational ther