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  Definition of a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The child and adolescent psychiatrist is a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy who specializes in the diagnosis and, if indicated, the treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behavior affecting children, adolescents, and their families.
Although the ABPN examinations are not required for practice, they are a further assurance that the child and adolescent psychiatrist with these certifications can be expected to diagnose and treat all psychiatric conditions in patients of any age and to contribute in many ways to serve the welfare and interests of children and their families.
The child and adolescent psychiatrist, as any other physician, continues to study and learn about the new advances in the specialty by reading scientific literature and attending conferences to be able to apply new knowledge effectively in daily diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultive work.
www.aacap.org /about/psych.htm   (1261 words)

 AMA (Ethics) American Psychiatric Association
When the psychiatrist is ordered by the court to reveal the confidences entrusted to him/her by patients, he/she may comply or he/ she may ethically hold the right to dissent within the framework of the law.
Psychiatrists are responsible for their own continuing education and should be mindful of the fact that theirs must be a lifetime of learning.
Psychiatrists are encouraged to serve society by advising and consulting with the executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of the government.
www.ama-assn.org /ama/pub/category/print/13351.html   (3046 words)

 The Psychiatrist's Role And Medication
Psychiatrists are medical doctors trained in the use of psychotropic medications who can perform psychotherapy and prescribe drugs.
A psychiatrist can be brought in as part of a treatment team at any time but is usually consulted in the beginning as part of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
Psychiatrists treating eating disordered patients should keep updated in the field of assessment and treatment with psychotropic medications for eating and related disorders.
my.webmd.com /content/article/83/97760.htm   (743 words)

 AAGP - Patients & Caregivers - Role of the Geriatric Psychiatrist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A geriatric psychiatrist is a medical doctor with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders that may occur in older adults.
Because the geriatric psychiatrist also understands the family's role in caring for the patient, the doctor educates the family about the nature of the illness and how they can best cope, and may include referral to other appropriate services.
The geriatric psychiatrist is a good ally when it's not clear whether the patient's problem is dementia, depression, or the complications of multiple physical illnesses in addition to dementia or depression.
www.aagpgpa.org /p_c/psychrole.asp   (408 words)

 Dr. Andrew K. Black - What does a Psychiatrist actually do?
A further important requirement is for the Psychiatrist to possess the skills necessary to elicit specific information from the patient, by a combination of asking appropriate questions and observing and listening to the patient and others involved in his or her care.
Apart from helping the patient directly, by fostering an atmosphere of mutual confidence, the Psychiatrist is helped enormously in his or her task of eliciting the information necessary to make a diagnosis, if the patient feels reassured by the manner in which the assessment is conducted.
Psychiatrists are not born with the first two qualities, but Education and Training can help to provide the necessary knowledge and skills.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~drakb/psychqual.html   (645 words)

 Forensic Psychiatry & Medicine: Ask the Expert: The Role of a Forensic Psychiatrist in Legal Proceedings
A forensic psychiatrist is a medical doctor with, first, the additional training of a psychiatrist, and then with special training and experience (forensic) in the application of psychiatric knowledge to questions posed by the legal system.
However, when acting in the capacity of a forensic specialist, he or she is not providing therapy to alleviate the patient's suffering or to help the patient be free and healthy, but an objective evaluation for use by the retaining institution, attorney, or court.
Forensic psychiatrists use their special knowledge of the medical-legal interface to testify in cases of medical malpractice, including the explosion of accusations of sexual exploitation of patients by health professionals.
www.forensic-psych.com /articles/artAskexp01.html   (1991 words)

 CNN.com - Psychiatrist: Yates 'one of sickest patients' she'd ever seen - February 22, 2002
Melissa Ferguson, the only defense witness to testify Friday, told the court Yates was "one of the sickest patients I had ever seen" when she interviewed the mother soon after the killings.
Ferguson, a psychiatrist at the Harris County Jail, was one of the first doctors to begin treating Yates in jail.
They were expected to call to the stand Dr. Parke Dietz, a UCLA psychiatrist famous for convincing a Wisconsin jury that serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was not insane.
www.cnn.com /2002/LAW/02/22/yates.trial/index.html   (688 words)

 The Psychiatrist, Psychologist, and Psychoanalyst: The Differences Between the Three P's
Psychologists, unlike psychiatrists, are not MDs, and they tend to deal more with emotional issues than with clinical issues.
A person with schizophrenia would visit a psychiatrist because they would need medication to correct the chemical imbalance in their brain.
For instance, a patient may go to a psychiatrist for medication, but meet with a psychologist regularly to talk about their issues.
www.estronaut.com /a/psychiatrist_differences.htm   (523 words)

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing, treating and preventing mental and emotional problems.
The psychiatrist often works as part of a treatment team, including nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists and when possible, the patient's family.
Psychiatrists work in many settings including community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, private practice, the military and medical schools.
www.aheckids.com /psych.htm   (196 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Psychiatrist (A Party Game) - A498008
Psychiatrist is a party game with the guessing fun of "Who Am I?"and the revealing nature of "Truth Or Dare".
Understand that once you know the secret of the game, you may no longer play the part of the Psychiatrist, so if you know a party is coming up with this game featured you may not want to read the rest of the article.
The first time a "patient" calls "Psychiatrist", be prepared to explain what happened to the Psychiatrist, whom you didn't warn.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/alabaster/A498008   (1279 words)

 Party Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Psychiatrist is by far the most fun party game I've played.
One person is chosen to be the "Psychiatrist." This person must then leave the room as the rest of the group prepares to play.
If a patient answers a question or says or does something that is inconsistent with his disease, another patient MUST yell "Psychiatrist!!!" At this time, the person who said something wrong and the person who called him on it must switch seats.
www.bluepineapple.com /partygames/index.php?page=psychiatrist   (413 words)

 LookSmart - Search results for "ohio psychiatrist"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Psychiatrist: Ohio highway shootings defendant knew his actions were wrong
John Bartz, a highly-respected Ohio psychiatrist, observed that this reaction is akin to "that of abused children, who become more dependent on their abusive parents the more they are abused." Many...
Psychiatrist testifies accused highway shooter fired at cars to quiet voices in his head COLUMBUS, Ohio A psychiatrist has testified that Charles McCoy fired at cars and threw building materials off...
www.looksmart.com /r_search?look=&pin=011121x2de76f8e168debe7bd1&key=ohio+psychiatrist   (536 words)

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Psychiatrist: "Once you understand your earliest feelings, we'll make some progress." Sister: "OK. The first one, he was reaching across me for the syrup while Mom was watching the waffle iron.
Psychiatrist: "So why do you say he slipped off your 'petit culottes'?" Sister: "Because we were practicing vocabulary for a French test." Psychiatrist: "I'm wondering how they say 'button' in French." Sister: "Maybe 'but-tone'.
Psychiatrist: "Being the superior is a common feminine fantasy.
www.asstr.org /files/Authors/Holly_Rennick/Top_Tips.txt   (12336 words)

 Questions and Answers About Child and Adolescent Psychiatry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist also reviews the full medical history with parents, and frequently will ask to obtain additional information from other members of the family, the school, child or adolescent’s personal physician, and other significant adults in the life of the child or adolescent.
As a physician, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist is qualified to take medical responsibility for the plan of psychiatric treatment and will consult with your child or adolescent’s family physician to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are physicians who specialize in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders which cause problems with feeling, thinking, and behavior.
www.aacap.org /about/q&a.htm   (1261 words)

 Migrainepage Discussion Forum - "Visit to psychiatrist"
Psychiatrists have a bad rep in some circles - and there are some dreadful ones - but when they are good, when they care and do their jobs, they really can be of great benefit.
My guess is that it really annoys a good psychiatrist when a medical dr can't comprehend that emotional distress is a normal reaction to physical pain.
When one psychiatrist said that the headache was my problem, they disregarded that and sent me to another.
www.migrainepage.com /dcforum/discussion/9013.html   (806 words)

 C & S D Counseling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A psychiatrist is a physician who has special training in the field of mental disorders and psychological problems.
In addition to providing psychotherapy, psychiatrists are trained to perform diagnostic evaluations, evaluate physical problems, prescribe medications and arrange hospitalizations when needed.
Psychiatrists help you deal with the interaction of psychological and physical factors in your problems as well as to treat serious illness.
www.udel.edu /Counseling/page15psychiatricservices.htm   (367 words)

 Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Law, Expert Witness
Thus physicians, including psychiatrists, who are not members of either professional organization have no external motivation (separate from their moral one) to follow any of their ethical guidelines unless some other relevant body, such as a legislature, licensing board, or employer, adopts them.
Although the American Psychiatric Association opined over 20 years ago that most psychiatrists are not experts in assessing driving skills, and although issues of confidentiality create difficult decisions for the psychiatrist or therapist, each clinician should be aware of the rules in his or her state, and aware of the duties they may generate.
Psychiatrists and psychiatric organizations have been upset about the case of Dr. Sheila Horn, who refused to reveal to her employer certain information about employee-patients that she believed was confidential.
www.reidpsychiatry.com   (11774 words)

 ABPN - What is a board-certified psychiatrist?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He or she understands the biological, psychological, and social components of illness and is qualified to order diagnostic laboratory tests, to prescribe medications, to evaluate and treat psychological and interpersonal problems, and to give continuing care for psychiatric problems.
The psychiatrist must pass a day-long written examination covering knowledge of the basic sciences as well as the clinical science of psychiatry and its subspecialties.
The psychiatrist must pass an oral examination which includes observation of the history-taking and examination skills of the psychiatrist with an actual patient.
www.abpn.com /geninfo/what_psychiatrist.html   (454 words)

 LookSmart - Search results for "meyer psychiatrist"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Covers the background, achievements, life, and works of the Switzerland born American neurologist and psychiatrist who was active in the mental hygiene movement.
Adolf Meyer, a psychiatrist, reported that "the proper use of time in some helpful and gratifying activity appeared to be a fundamental issue in the treatment of the neuropsychiatric patient." He is...
psychiatrist, a soldier, a secret agent, a Romulan, and many others, but always with the same air of confidence and determination.
www.looksmart.com /r_search?look=&pin=011121x2de76f8e168debe7bd1&key=meyer+psychiatrist   (479 words)

 Physicians and surgeons
Psychiatrists are the primary caregivers in the area of mental health.
Psychotherapy involves regular discussions with patients about their problems; the psychiatrist helps them find solutions through changes in their behavioral patterns, the exploration of their past experiences, and group and family therapy sessions.
Psychiatrists may also administer electroconvulsive therapy to those of their patients who do not respond to, or who cannot take, medications.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos074.htm   (2564 words)

 How to know if psychiatrist is qualified
I asked my current psychiatrist (in St. Louis) if there were any psychiatrists in the area who specialize in bipolar; she just laughed at me, and told me that there was no such thing as a psychiatrist who specializes in bipolar.
She is a general psychiatrist who practices part-time, and I feel that she just doesn't have adequate experience to be treating this illness.
I just discovered that my lithium level had fallen from 0.9 in November to 0.6 in February; my psychiatrist had the labs but she missed their significance--she told me that they were "normal" (I guess because 0.6 fell in the lab's "normal" range, and it was marked as such).
www.bipolarworld.net /phelps/ph_2001/ph260.htm   (716 words)

 My Antidepressant Doesn't work. What Can My Psychiatrist do?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To obtain a clinical response, her psychiatrist should increase the dose every two to three weeks.
Second, her psychiatrist can choose to augment the effect of her antidepressant with another medication such as lithium, triiodothyronine (T3), or buspirone.
In summary, Maria’s psychiatrist can optimize the dose, augment or combine treatment, switch the medication, treat side effects and ongoing symptoms, or use electroconvulsive therapy for treatment-resistant or refractory depression.
www.soardime.com /id26.html   (536 words)

 Mental Illness Stigma Information from Mental Health Advocate and Activist, Seattle Psychiatrist, Ron Sterling, M.D.
Psychiatrists seem to be in denial about the baggage that the profession carries, or they resent it, feel defensive, or opt-out of the public relations domain entirely, waiting for the public to come around.
A survey done in the United Kingdom in late 2001 revealed that barely one in two people knew that psychiatrists are medically qualified and 8 out of 10 underestimated the length of psychiatric training.
They are opportunities for psychiatrists to mingle and be seen as something other than gatekeepers, ivory-tower professionals, or removed practitioners.
www.dearshrink.com /antistigmaatitsbest.htm   (854 words)

 Practical Psychotherapy: Split Treatment: The Psychotherapy Role of the Prescribing Psychiatrist -- Goin 52 (5): 605 -- ...
patient, the psychiatrist, and the psychotherapist to decrease
The importance of the patient to the psychiatrist is not eliminated
Beitman BD, Chiles J, Carlin A: The pharmacotherapy-psychotherapy triangle: psychiatrist, nonmedical psychotherapist, and patient.
psychservices.psychiatryonline.org /cgi/content/full/52/5/605   (1332 words)

 Psychiatrist I - 2474
A level I Psychiatrist has completed a psychiatric residency training program; a level II Psychiatrist has additional post residency experience; a level III Psychiatrist has received a diploma by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
The differences in level are demonstrated in the types of cases handled, the amount of supervision provided by higher level psychiatrists, and the type and amount of consultation and training included in an assigned workload.
PSYCHIATRIST II Must meet the requirements for Psychiatrist I AND have two (2) years post residency experience.
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us /hr/classspecs/2474.htm   (654 words)

 PEREZ ON MEDICINE: The Psychiatrist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the first painting Perez did for this collection, and it set the stage for the mind games he would play with each specialty.
While a psychiatrist is supposed to be thinking about a patient's case, the psychiatrist in Perez' work is preoccupied with his own problems: His mistress is playing with his hair while illusions and delusions fill the room.
Trumpet sounds fill the air near the doctor's ear, and the drunken gladiator doesn't seem to know where to begin as he tells the doctor his troubles.
www.nlm.nih.gov /exhibition/perez/psychiatrist.html   (192 words)

 Party Game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Once psychiatrist has been declared everybody must change places.
Now call the victim back in the room and explain to that their objective is to discover the rules of the game and that the best way to do it is to ask invasive and rude questions.
This also adds the ability to replay the game as many times as you would desire and with anyone as the "psychiatrist".
www.eventwise.co.uk /asp/Game_078.asp   (416 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | 'Saddam, tell me about your mum'
Because the former CIA psychiatrist has spent years studying the inside of the Iraqi leader's head.
The psychiatrist himself, Dr Jerrold Post, is in his customary seat, patiently stroking Coco, a miniature wirehaired dachsund.
As US ships and tanks are moved into place on the Gulf chessboard, it is a subject that takes up an increasing amount of his time, when he is not considering Osama Bin Laden's unresolved issues with his father - another of Post's specialities.
www.guardian.co.uk /g2/story/0,3604,839391,00.html   (1560 words)

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