What conditionscan psychiatrists treat?

Mental health conditions that may be diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist include:

  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • phobias
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • personality disorders
  • schizophrenia and paranoia
  • depression and bipolar disorder
  • eating disorders , such as anorexia and bulimia
  • sleep disorders, such as insomnia
  • addictions , such as drug or alcohol misuse

Psychiatrists may alsoprovide psychological support forpeople with long-term, painful or terminal physical health conditions.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018