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  • By: Claire Nguyen & Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

A psychiatrist is a medical physician that specializes in the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. Psychiatrists use the biomedical approach, which emphasizes diagnosis and assessment as the initial phases of the doctor-patient relationship. ...

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