Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are experts in mental health. They specialise in diagnosing and treating people with mental illness.
They have a deep understanding of physical and mental health – and how they affect each other. Psychiatrists assess all of your mental and physical symptoms.
They make a diagnosis and work with you to develop a management plan for your treatment and recovery.
Psychiatrists provide psychological treatment, prescribe medications and do procedures such as electroconvulsive therapy.