Psychiatry is a branch of medicine specialising in the prevention
and treatment of mental disorder, and the promotion of mental health
in the community. By virtue of their specialist training
psychiatrists bring a comprehensive and integrated bio-psychosocial
approach to the diagnosis, assessment, treatment and prevention of
psychiatric disorder and mental health problems.
Psychiatrists treat patients and work with the patientís general
practitioner and other primary health care providers, families and
carers of patients, and the general community. The work of
psychiatrists includes the prevention, management, and relief of
suffering caused by a range of developmental, emotional, behavioural
and cognitive disorders.
Hear about psychiatry specialty
training from the specialists
and trainees themselves at the
Auckland region RMO Careers Fair