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  • Importance Of Psychiatry

    I enjoyed all of my rotations during third year, but Psychiatry offers the ability to encounter this strength of spirit and to be a part of helping patients who had thoughts, that could not match seam to seam, add another stanza to Emily Dickson’s poem. This added stanza conveys those feelings when you do put the mind back together again, like I saw a young female do after detoxing from amphetamines, or from a young man who had an attempted suicide. It was an honor to be part of their story and I found that I was well suited for…

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  • The Characteristics Of Psychiatry

    Psychiatry can be described as many things; helpful, supportive, beneficial, and much more… but what exactly is psychiatry? Psychiatry (not to get confused with psychology) is a medical practice that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. Those who want to become a psychiatrist must go through years of medical school and residency to obtain an M.D. Some of the duties and responsibilities of a psychiatrist would be to administer, and prescribe psychotherapeutic…

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  • Psychiatry Vs. Psychology

    Psychiatry versus Psychology Often, when asked the difference, people will confuse the Psychiatry and Psychology professions. Even more often people will go so far as to say they are interchangeable. While these two professions can overlap and do have many similarities, they are not the same. In this paper I will focus on three main points of comparison between both practices. These points will be Education and Licensure requirements, Objective of Practitioners, and Focus of their fields.…

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  • Influence Of Child Psychiatry

    Running head: CHILD PSYCHIARTRY AND THE INFLUENCE OF GENETICS 1 Are Genetics Responsible for Mental Illnesses in Children? Tosin O. Ojerinde Towson University Psychiatry is the study and treatment of mental illnesses; child psychiatry focuses specifically on mental illnesses and abnormal behaviors in children. This topic interests me because it is a topic that is often overlooked in society. Childhood is an imperative stage of life and if…

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  • Phychiatry: A Career Of Psychiatry

    chosen psychiatry as my career. I want to help people rise above their sicknesses, and live a normal healthy life. Psychology is the study of how the mind works, and in psychiatry you have to know the ins and outs of the mind. They help their patients find the root of their problems and help them recover or to help them live a normal life with their illness. Psychologists and psychiatrists are in the same field with the exception of that psychiatrists prescribe medicine and psychologists cannot…

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  • The Importance Of Gaps In Psychiatry

    No one can disagree with the fact that there are gaps in psychiatry, however, how one looks at it is where things might differ from study to study as well as how ethical Rosenhan was in his study. We studied how Rosenhan went about his study sending a group of his friends, to be admitted to a psych ward, having previously had no signs of mental illness and held what most would consider prestigious jobs. The second piece we will be looking at is called Mike’s Musings, in this piece we will look…

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  • Forensic Psychiatry And Behavioral Science

    Forensic Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is a subset of psychiatry where there is an interaction between the two sciences and the law, though this is a somewhat restriction definition. Forensic psychiatrists also work to aid the mentally ill in navigating three major institutions: mental health, justice, and correctional. This subfield focuses on objective psychological evaluations, where adolescents, adults, and the elderly may be referred to determine any psychiatric, neurologic, and…

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  • The Connection Between Christianity And Psychiatry

    People linked psychiatric disorders with witchcraft, demonology, and possession (Boehnlein, 14). The link between Christianity and Psychiatry is what helped to strengthen the justification of what was wrong with the person, as well as how to treat them, because people used religion as a way to defend themselves and accuse others of sin when people became sick. This was shown with the link between the two ideas, so people could diagnose the conditions of the people who were considered to have…

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  • I Am Fascinated By The Field And Study Of Psychiatry

    From a very early age, I recall being fascinated by the field and study of psychiatry. Through life experiences, which I will briefly describe, I saw that lives can be devastated by mental illness, and I developed a passion for learning more about it, and making it my life’s work. When I was 15 years old, my sister experienced a sudden-onset depression, which led to psychotic episodes, bulimia, anorexia, and multiple suicide attempts. I had always considered our childhood as one filled with…

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  • Essay On Path To Psychiatry

    A single event in my life set me on the path to psychiatry. When I was in the first grade, my family moved from Salt Lake City to the small oil community of Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia. In the subsequent years, I was shaped profoundly by a rigorous education, exposure to diverse cultures and poverty, and personal tragedy. This move instigated my evolution into an individual with well-placed desire to enter psychiatry, and one uniquely prepared to do so. The course of my education was dramatically…

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