Psychiatrists are a type of medical doctor. Unlike other doctors, psychiatrists work with the social/emotional health of the patient as well as the physical health. Their job is to listen to a patient’s problems to then assess what type of medical assistance will be best to enhance the patient’s mental health. Psychiatrists have been trained specifically in working with mental issues of patients.
When a patient goes to see a psychiatrist, they may be evaluated using different techniques. A patient may undergo individual, or group therapy depending on their situation. They may also undergo psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. It is up to the psychiatrist to determine which method will work best for the given situation.