Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the medical descipline of the mind. This gives it a nuanced difference from Psychology in that it is concerned with the medical operation of the mind rather than the thematic operation of the mind. The study of psychiatry is then the study, treatment and prevention of illnesses of the mind.

The process of Psychiatry follows the same stages as that of a doctor in that it involves consultation, diagnosis and treatment. Treatment may be through medicine, recommendations of action to improve wellbeing or referral to another health professional. Diagnosis is a combination of subjective assessment on the part of the patient, and objective assessment on the part of the doctor.

The three most common areas of psychiatry are mental illness, personality disorder and learning difficulties.

Different forms of therapy may be recommended or prescribed by a Psychiatrist as part of a holistic treatment process. For example a child with learning difficulties may be prescribed medication and also recommended therapy in educational techniques which will help to overcome his difficulties within either a specialist environment or normal environment.

At Dimensions Center Hong Kong we believe in an integrated approach to the application of psychiatry and psychotherapy.

 

Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the medical descipline of the mind. This gives it a nuanced difference from Psychology in that it is concerned with the medical operation of the mind rather than the thematic operation of the mind. The study of psychiatry is then the study, treatment and prevention of illnesses of the mind.

The process of Psychiatry follows the same stages as that of a doctor in that it involves consultation, diagnosis and treatment. Treatment may be through medicine, recommendations of action to improve wellbeing or referral to another health professional. Diagnosis is a combination of subjective assessment on the part of the patient, and objective assessment on the part of the doctor.

The three most common areas of psychiatry are mental illness, personality disorder and learning difficulties.

Different forms of therapy may be recommended or prescribed by a Psychiatrist as part of a holistic treatment process. For example a child with learning difficulties may be prescribed medication and also recommended therapy in educational techniques which will help to overcome his difficulties within either a specialist environment or normal environment.

At Dimensions Center Hong Kong we believe in an integrated approach to the application of psychiatry and psychotherapy.

 

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