Psychiatry is the division of medicine focused on the analysis, management and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
A Psychiatrist is a medical specialist who specifies in mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are practiced to assess both the mental and bodily aspects of psychological problems. People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. The problems can be unexpected, such as anxiety attack, terrifying illusions, thoughts of suicide, or hearing "voices." Or they may be more long-term, such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiety that never seem to lift or problems functioning, causing everyday life to feel distorted or out of control.