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Psychiatrist Job Description, Career as a Psychiatrist, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

income psychiatrists practice mental patients

Education and Training: College, medical school, and specialized training

Salary: Median—$180,000 per year

Employment Outlook: Very good

Definition and Nature of the Work

Psychiatrists are physicians who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders. They treat patients with mild cases of anxiety as well as those with severe disorders that can cause dangerous and bizarre behavior. Psychiatrists may also diagnose mental retardation and treat alcoholism. They often work with other mental health workers, such as psychologists, psychiatric nurses, and psychiatric social workers.

Psychiatrists talk with patients to learn about their mental health problems. They may also use information provided by patients' families or by other mental health workers. They are trained to recognize the connection between mental and physical disorders, so they may order laboratory or other diagnostic tests.

For treatment, psychiatrists can prescribe drugs and use shock therapy and psychotherapy. In psychotherapy, psychiatrists use their special training to talk with one or more patients to help them understand and cope with their problems.

Psychiatrist and patient in therapy session

Psychiatrists may work with patients in private offices or in hospitals or clinics. They may also do research, studying the causes and treatment of mental illness. Some psychiatrists teach in medical schools or in special psychiatric institutes. Others write or edit psychiatric books or journals.

Psychiatrists are often confused with psychologists and psychoanalysts. Psychiatrists are physicians who have advanced training in psychiatry. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Psychologists have either master's degrees or doctorates in psychology. They are not physicians and cannot prescribe drugs or perform surgery. Psychologists are basically scientists who study the reactions of people to their environment. Psychoanalysts are specially trained to practice long-term therapy that investigates the subconscious or hidden causes of emotional disturbances. Most psychoanalysts are psychiatrists, while those known as lay analysts are not.

Education and Training Requirements

Psychiatrists need extensive training after high school. They get bachelor's degrees, followed by four years of medical school. After one-year internships, they must also have three years of psychiatric training as residents in hospitals. Usually after one or two years of residency, psychiatrists must take examinations to be licensed, which is required in all states. They need additional experience before they are eligible to take examinations for certification as psychiatrists.

Getting the Job

Psychiatrists work in institutions or in private practice. Some combine the two types of work. Building a successful private practice can take a while, so many beginning psychiatrists start their careers in established psychiatric offices. Professional associations can provide information about setting up a practice or getting salaried positions.

Advancement Possibilities and Employment Outlook

Psychiatrists usually advance by building their practices. Some specialize in fields such as child, educational, or legal psychiatry. Others become teachers, researchers, or administrators in colleges, hospitals, or other institutions.

Employment of physicians in general is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2014. Expansion of the health-care industry, a growing population, and increasing life spans, as well as higher incomes and educational levels, are spurring the demand. Shortages of psychiatrists exist, especially in rural areas and in public facilities.

Working Conditions

Psychiatrists in private practice work in quiet, peaceful settings so their patients can feel at ease. However, the work can be stressful because of the suffering they see every day. In addition, psychiatrists in private practice must be available to their patients whenever they need help, so their working hours can be irregular. Psychiatrists who work in hospitals and clinics often have more regular hours than private practitioners do because the staff divides the hours they must be on call. To do their work well, psychiatrists must be well balanced, disciplined, and enjoy working with all kinds of people.

Where to Go for More Information

American College of Psychiatrists
122 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1360
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 622-1020
http://www.acpsych.org

American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
(703) 907-7300
http://www.psych.org

Earnings and Benefits

Psychiatrists' earnings are similar to those of other physicians. In 2004 psychiatrists who had been in practice more than one year earned a median income of $180,000 per year. Psychiatrists in private practice provided their own benefits. Salaried psychiatrists received paid holidays and vacations, health insurance, and retirement plans.

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almost 6 years ago

I am a sophomore in High school and I am planning to be a psychiatrist. This is my dream job.

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over 5 years ago

I am in 3rd year hoping to be a psychiatrist.

This site really helped influence my career choice

THANKS! :-)

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over 5 years ago

Hi, I'm in high school right now and we have this thing called IMPAC. I think it is really stupid but i had to do this project on this career. I want to be a Psychiatrist when i grow up but i didn't know you had to do so much work just to get there. I hope its worth it.

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about 10 years ago

i am a 7th grader planning to be a Psychiartrist.

This site helped me out alot



THANKS

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over 6 years ago

Sounds like Jonny has some resentment from a misdiagnosis? You are nothing more than an ignorant prick. Psychiatrists do a service for the community so people who have a mental disorder (they can't control it) can live a purposeful life. This is a place for young people to learn & plan a very stressful part of their lives, make a big decision full of give sacrifice, hard work, and hard earned dollars to give back to the community through their careers.

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about 6 years ago

I am an upcoming senior in high school next year, I've wanted to become a psychiatrist since the 8th grade, i love talking to peope and getting to know them. This website has definately increased my interest into this career.

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over 5 years ago

hi everyone!

This site helped me out so much for a project I am doing... I really want ot be a psychiatrist when i grow up.

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over 4 years ago

ummmmm , who is this johhny & why is everyone reffering to him ?

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about 10 years ago

I'm a junior in high school and i plan on becoming a psychiatrist. i love helping other people and ive taken two psychology classes. this site was very helpful!!

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over 6 years ago

it helped a lot..except for 'list 5 things about you that make you good for your career' ...what kind of personality traits do psychiatrists need to have??

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over 6 years ago

I would have to disagree with Johnny's example of a psychiatrist. Usually the situation where students are over-diagnosed with ADHD is a case were the teacher is attempting to diagnose a student. I have seen both kids with ADHD and those who the teacher "suspects" they have ADHD. Its obvious if someone really has ADHD because their behavior is shown both inside and outside of school.

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over 7 years ago

Wow Johnny. I am guessing you have had bad experiences with psychiatrist because that's one helluva stereotypical comment you made. I hope you could educate yourself further about certain professions before you go on rambling false statements about something such as psychiatry.

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about 6 years ago

I look this up for a career project and this has helped me out a lot i am actually thinking of becoming a psychiatrist :)

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over 5 years ago

This website is very helpful. I really wanted to leave a comment. so that is what I am doing. I have this little dream that one day this will be my career. And I believe with great efforts I will get there. furthermore all on you need to not try to be a psychiatrist so I will have a greater chance at being one. Thank you a lot XOXOXO MUAH bye (:

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over 5 years ago

i am a psychiatrist, and i help save lives.. not ruin them. thank you very much!

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almost 6 years ago

I enjoy making people feel better, when my friends are troubled, everyone comes to me for help. I think i would like this career a lot especally after reading this. I also like this career because although it comes witha lot of stress there is also that satisfaction that you helped someone overcome a fear or thought or problem.This is definetly the job for me.

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about 9 years ago

im doing a 8th grade report on future careers..this site eally helped me..

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over 10 years ago

I Like This Website =) It Helped Me A Lot With My Research on psychiatrists Because thats what I wanna be when I get older So In my Intro To Majors class I Am Writing a paper about psychiatrists because my teacher is making me && maybe thats why I dont like her so much .. I Dont know lol. But Anyways This Web Site Helped Me So Thanx Oh! && did I Mention That Im Gonna Be A Psychiatrist When I Get Older lol. .Cause I Need A Psychiatrits && They Say Most ppl In The Psychiatric fild Needs Psychiatrits themselves && I Do Need One Ill Prolly Get One Soon Thats What Mommy Says Cause Then I Wont Be Depressed No More && See Wouldnt I Be A Good Psychiatrist Thanx! <3 You

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over 8 years ago

Hey, im Going to be a psychiatrist after im out of high school. this really helped me get an idea what i would have to do and what it would be like.

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over 6 years ago

I notice everyone has a problem with Johnny. Now, what he says is somewhat true, A psychiatrist can actually do that. However, They don't. Someone who wants to do that would not go through the hassle of 4 years of pre-med and 4 years of psychiatric residency in which you do not get paid your full salary, all in order to mess with people's minds and make money. After time, people would notice that you are not taking your job seriously, and you could get fired if you work in a clinic or no one would come to you if you are private because you would not be recommended. Therefore, his plan does not work out at all, because you can't forget all those student loans you need to pay off from pre-med! Don't let him bother you, I'm almost positive you will never see a psychiatrist who does that. (:

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over 7 years ago

Okay jonny. Not all us Pyschiatrist are like that. I take all my patients very seriously and try to understand every little detail thats going through there mind before even thinking about giving them a prescription. Some of us Pyschiatrist care for our patients. Thank you

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over 7 years ago

alright johnny..i have been seeing a psychiatrist for three months and was diagnosed with atypical depression and also anxiety. but even though i have gone every week for three months, my therapist is still taking the idea of medication very slowly and does not want to jump into it too fast. so don't think that all therapists do what you say they do.

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over 6 years ago

my name is mya i have to do a project for school and this guy "johnny" is scaring me im a 7th grader and i want to help people i really love kids and i want to work with them when i get older to help them cope with there feelings if the have a disorder or have been diagnosed with anything what gob am i looking for also i love babies i think the job i want is orphanage if you have any advice let me no in the next 3-5 weeks

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over 5 years ago

Entering this profession could be fulfilling and lucrative. Although this web site (not "sight") informs us of the many years one must invest to follow this career path, there is an important matter that one can take care of long before college. Anyone wanting to be taken seriously in most professions such as this should pay attention to their English classes. Thost of the people, who commented here, who used good grammar, correct spelling, capitalization and punctuation, are the few who are already on their way to a degree. Singular verbs don't belong with pleural subjects. There are different meanings for the words "there" and "their". "Your" doesn't mean "you are" ... that would be "you're". I learned that stuff in the second grade. How are the folks past 3rd grade getting decent grades? You need good grades to be accepted by a college. Learn and practice writing and speaking English well, and your chances at top earnings are increased quite a bit. By the way, the first letter of the first word in every sentence is in upper case. So is the word "I". As matters of politeness, clarity and good form, subjecting readers to poorly written text is avoidable. As a matter of getting good job opportunities, job candidates who speak and write English well are expected in certain professions. My psychiatrists were born in Asia and in Lebanon. Both speak English perfectly. They have accents, but they follow the rules of the language. If they didn't, I would not go back for a second session. This goes for any doctor. I've never met one who uses bad grammar.

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over 6 years ago

I am looking up this career for a project i have all the other information i need except for the schooling and education need to become a psychiatrist

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over 8 years ago

This website was so very helpful! Thanks for your help! (:

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over 6 years ago

this helped me alot cause i wanna be a psychiatrist and i was doing a reseach and needed real information thank you very much.!

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over 9 years ago

I've been looking everywhere for a site that could tell me all of this. It rocks, it has answered so many of my questions. Thanks!!

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over 9 years ago

I would like to say that I loved this website. It helped me out alot. I"m doing a PBL project on who I am now an who I want to become. I've wanted to be a psychiatrist ever since I was about 10 years old. I"m 14 now and I haven't lost any passion for it.Keep up the good work..this is the only site that gave me what I was looking for.

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over 8 years ago

this website is great~

it helped me a lot in my english paper

i'm sure itll raise my grade up~

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over 4 years ago

Hi my name is Catarina. I am a senior in high school and im doing a personal powerpoint in class. I have been studying Phychiatrist for a while now, but my problem is i need help. I have the salary and the education, but i feel as if i need something more. I have always wanted to work in the medical field for some time now. My sister had gotten me started in wanting to become a Forensic Pathologist when i was in 5th grade, but now that im a senior i change my career options to something i find very interesting. If you have any ideas on what i can include that is very important about this job please let me know. Send me a message on my hotmail account if you would please? It is catarinashcraft@hotmail.com

I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You.

-Catarina Nicole Ashcraft

or text me (270)-321-2655

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over 5 years ago

hello,Im Tori and im really into this career and i want to be this can i hear from a psychiatrists themselves, was it hard to become this?

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over 5 years ago

yes im tiffany and i would enjoy yo be a psychiatrist because when i want to be and you get me on a subject i can inform u of stuff u didnt even know and i have very interesting points please get back to me on this and i am 14 but would like to know more bout how to become this thank you and have a nice day

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about 9 years ago

Thanx to this site, I finished my project just in time to turn it and get an A

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about 6 years ago

this is a very resourceful site im in the 9th grade now trying to figure out this life plan i think this is its if my singing career don't work out.

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over 7 years ago

I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and I am wondering if someone with schizophrenia can become a psychiatrist.

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over 8 years ago

Hi, I am doing my 2 nd year residency in Psychiatry in russia. I am planning to go to usa after my training. The information that you have given in this site is very useful and helpful. I' ll be much grateful if you 'd inform me further what examintions I have to go through , to join as a Psychiatrist in usa, after the completion of my residency. I 'll complete my residency in June 2010.

Dr Sreekanth Davu.

Ryazan, Russia . 19 Nov 2008.

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over 9 years ago

wow...this really helped me out alot and this is exactly what i was looking for and i couldnt find this anywhere else..thank you so much.. i am definitly going into this field after reading this..i am excited





thanks again



i would love to recieve more information about this career via email



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about 1 month ago

For those who are thinking of a career in psychiatry, and who would like to browse some real job openings, this website currently has over 1,000 jobs listed: https://www.hospitalrecruiting.com/jobs/Psychiatry-Jobs/.

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over 4 years ago

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over 4 years ago

This website really i helped me alot i am a 9th grader and i just recently made up my mind that i want to be a Phychiatrist. This gave me lots of information and helped alot with my understanding.

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about 5 years ago

I am doing a research paper for a job that we want to do when we grow up. I choose this job because I love the feeling that we helped someone feel better about themselves. Even though I am only 14, I know a lot of people who have killed themselves, and I like to think that if only they got the help they needed they would still be with us today. So Johnny, think about what you post.

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over 5 years ago

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over 5 years ago

I am still looking around for a career I want to pursue. When I stumbled upon this information, I realize that a psychiatrist is a job that suits me. I love working with people, I usually give advice o those who need it. I had to aid a rape victim at one point and still keep it secretive for all these years and I can cope with gruesome stories I might hear. I wish to help people on a serious level, I think I want this career since it involves human behavior and medicine, two things I love!

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over 5 years ago

I am a 6th grader planning for this career.

Thanks State UNiversity

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over 5 years ago

i am a 7th grader young girl and i found out psychiatrist make less money than an ASL Interpreter. and i strongly dislike psychiatrists because they never helped out my issues and my siblings issues :D

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over 5 years ago

Oh yeah, i'm an eigth grader planning to become a Psychiatrist. Beat that.

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over 5 years ago

I am a 7th gader and i am doing a projectin my career invest class and i am planning to become a psychiatrist and this page helped with my project alot.

:)

kThx

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over 5 years ago

I currently a special education teacher, and I've decided that I would like to be a psychiatrist. Since I already have a Bachleor's degree, what would be the most logical and practical track I should take toward becoming a psychiatrist? Should I go back and pursue another undergraduate degree in pre-med/biology or enroll in a master's degree program in a field like pyschology? Thanks.

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over 5 years ago

Psychiatrist Job Description, Career as a Psychiatrist, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

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over 5 years ago

Hey, guys. My names Casey Edens. And I'm doing a project on being a pyscatrist and this website has helped me alot! Thanks :)

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over 5 years ago

hello,
my self is M.Tech(VLSI), and M.Sc(Psychology)., from university of madras.

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over 5 years ago

Hi, I am just recently getting into wanting to be a psychiatrists. I love talking to people and getting to understand them,not only that but i can kind of relate to many situations they may have. But i was wondering what kinda of class you need to take in college and high school to be a successful psychiatrist in the near future. I'm currently a sophomore in high school. Please Email: DropDeadBabyyy@yahoo.com if you have any further knowledge to help me. Thanks.

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over 5 years ago

As my name indicates this message is directed towards the person who posted as the "Real World". I just wanted to let you know that you misspelled the word "most" in your post. Thought you should know considering your whole post was a rant about spelling and grammar.

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about 6 years ago

im 14years of age turnin 15 in a few weeks and this intrests me alot i wish to become a person to help teens in trobled times and drug abuse or anythin like that i am good at giving advie and lisening to problems i hope ill be able to do this and like this web side gives me more hope that i will become this when im older

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about 7 years ago

hello my name is jenny and im doing school research about being/becoming a successful psychiatrists part of my paper includes the average salary per year and what kind of things are delt with in the process. One other thing that needs to be included is the schooling such as what degree you need how long it takes to earn your degree and so on and so forth. This is the career i would like to eventually persue in life. I am going to try and find out about the basic life style of a psychiatrists. Well i have to go now and get more information for my paper. Thank you for listening have a nice day, Sincerely Jenny. TTYL ={)

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over 7 years ago

Hey, I'm a medical student and I have bipolar disorder. While I don't know the rules exactly, I think having a psychological illness would not disqualify you from being a doctor. You would need to apply to a medical school first, but the thing is, they have no access to your medical/psychiatric record. However, for the patients' sake, you need to look beyond the rules and ask yourself whether your condition would possibly put them at danger. If you truly believe you won't, then I say go for it. Getting into med school and getting through it takes forever though (Total of 4 years before you're even a Psychiatrist, then 2 years after that before you're certified), so if you wanna do it, start now.

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over 8 years ago

this website really helped me to open my eyes and really see what i ewanted to be when i grow up :)

thanks

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over 7 years ago

GO JOHNNY!!! You have one helluva point, don't you?! You have me convinced, I'm becoming a psychiatrist!

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over 6 years ago

I am psychiatrist from North China Mainland. I give drug to wealthy honkies and get payed big monies and come here to america and sell my new drug to stupid american

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over 4 years ago

i think this website is very wonderful

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about 5 years ago

This article really helped me a lot for my careers assignment. While I researched about psychiatrists, the more I wanted to become one. It shows a lot of dedication, commitment, curiosity and the need to calm down when dealing with a patient. definitely something I would love to become when I grow up. I just hope I'll be able to get through the twelve years of post secondary school!

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about 5 years ago

I found this very helpful

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over 5 years ago

i'm a 9th grader and this site has help me alot.this is my dream job

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over 5 years ago

This website is very helpful. I really wanted to leave a comment. so that is what I am doing. I have this little dream that one day this will be my career. And I believe with great efforts I will get there. furthermore all on you need to not try to be a psychiatrist so I will have a greater chance at being one. Thank you a lot XOXOXO MUAH bye (:

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over 5 years ago

This website is very helpful. I really wanted to leave a comment. so that is what I am doing. I have this little dream that one day this will be my career. And I believe with great efforts I will get there. furthermore all on you need to not try to be a psychiatrist so I will have a greater chance at being one. Thank you a lot XOXOXO MUAH bye (:

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over 5 years ago

Without unpleasant side effects quit smoking? It really can. The unique laser treatment of ProStop therapy combined with the support of one of our therapists is the golden combination that entails minimal withdrawal symptoms. And the success rate of treatment is higher than many other cessation methods.

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over 5 years ago

This website was extremely helpful for the specific information. However, I have been in and out of psychologists offices for various reasons, and have come to be more fond of the psychologist than the psychiatrist. You are able to build a personal and fun connection with your therapist, not just go and be put on meds and not even looked over a second time. In my opinion psychology is the feild for those of us in this world that crave personalrelationships and enjoy a med. free life. (:

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over 5 years ago

This site has nothing to do with a Psychanalyst & it's really making me mad.

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over 5 years ago

I am a seventh grader with a dream of being a psychiatrist. I WILL BE A PSYCHIATRIST!! One day<3

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over 5 years ago

Shock therapy and drugs what great solutions....NOT!
I believe working with the problem not against will harvest a true out come. Does anyone know how corrupt the drug companies are?
watch this:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9083404572198377643
Who wants to be a puppet. I'm learning to develop my own skills,not learning how to read a "chart" and regurgitate what I've been learn.

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over 5 years ago

I am in 3rd year hoping to be a psychiatrist.

This site really helped influence my career choice

THANKS! :-)

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over 5 years ago

i'm a senior in high school and i want to be a psychiatry in the near future . is it true that to become a psychiatry i need to have a master degree in psychology first. and i want to know what class should i take when i go to college. .

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almost 6 years ago

i want to be a psychiatrist this website helped me !

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about 6 years ago

I'm in the 9th grade and I love opening up peoples minds. :D it's like once you get in your can either help fix whats inside or destory whats left! I wont destory anyones mind, I just wanna help them.

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over 6 years ago

right now i'm doing research about psyciatrics..I prefer to choose this courses upon my study because i found this field quite interesting..thanks for the information.

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almost 9 years ago

This site has helped me figure out what I want to do in life.

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about 9 years ago

Wonderful! I also need this information for a career project, and not to mention my future!! :]

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about 9 years ago

thanks it really helped me w/ my school paper!!!

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about 9 years ago

This website has helped me out alot! i didn't really know what i wanted to major in after high school, but i wanted to get a head start on things since i'm in the 10th grade. now i know what i want to do after high school. This website was a big help because it went into more
detail, a excellent resource! THANKS!!

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about 9 years ago

This site really is helpful because I'm doing a project on a career that i want to learn about and this really helped me out big time THANKS!!!!!!!!

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about 9 years ago

Does anyone know how I can get an Interview with a psychiatrist?

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over 9 years ago

This Information is really helpful. I am doing a Career project and I've been trying all these other web sites and none of them were as good as this one! Thanks so much!

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over 9 years ago

This is an excellent resource for educating the general public on this great career. As for the person who commented that this line of work is one which "ruins lives", I'd like to say that I am a Harvard student studying this line of work and believe that those who think psychiatric medicine is toxic witchcraft have not worked in a clinic or had much experience whatever with the mentally ill who benefit greatly from psychiatrists.

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over 9 years ago

this is a helpful resources and it has helped me tremendously on my research paper! it has a lot of detailed information, thanks!

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over 9 years ago

thanks for the information. you see im 13 and in the 8th grade and we're doin a research paper on health careers and i chose a psychiatrist and this website has gave me a lot of info. please and thank you!!!!

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over 9 years ago

thanx a lot 4 helping me on my child development paper!!!!!!

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over 9 years ago

The majority of my psychology paper was sourced to your web page. The information was accurate and useful. Thank you very much.

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over 9 years ago

you didnt incluse anything about ones that wont to work in hospital

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almost 6 years ago

This website was off the chain!! Its sooooo dope. Imma be makin bank at this joint. If yall insane, hit my line, and im here to help.



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about 6 years ago

HI GUYS THIS IS KARTHIKEYAN.R FROM TN. I DOING MY MSC IN PSYCHOLOGY. THIS WEBSITE GIVE LOT OF ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT PSYCHIATRIST.THANK TO WEBSITE.

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over 6 years ago

BASICALLY YOU WAKE UP AT 7, GO TO WORK AND GET COFFEE FROM YOUR SLAVBED ASSISTANT, THEN GO TO YOUR OFFICE WHERE YOU WILL FIND A WHEAPING GROM UP WHO DOESNT KNOW HOW TO GET THROUGH LIFE. YOUR LIKE THIER MOTHER. THEY NEED SOMEONE TO HOLD THIER HAND WHILE THE PISS AND MAKE A DECISION. THE ARE GROW BEHIND ADULTS WHO ACT LIKE 4 YEAR OLDS. AGREE OR DISAGREE? IM JUST TELLING YOU JUST LIKE IT IS......PLAY WITH IT.

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almost 5 years ago

I'm so mind blown by this opportunity. I'm a senior in High School and I was having trouble deciding on a major. By reading the information and requirements just motivates me more. That's one the reason why I've finally made my choice because so interested in learning more about the field of study. I want my career to be successful and I also want to enjoy doing it. And I honestly think this the one , because its benefits others and that really warms my heart truly!

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over 5 years ago

This website is very helpful. I really wanted to leave a comment. so that is what I am doing. I have this little dream that one day this will be my career. And I believe with great efforts I will get there. furthermore all on you need to not try to be a psychiatrist so I will have a greater chance at being one. Thank you a lot XOXOXO MUAH bye (:

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over 6 years ago

Hay I was wandering if anyone could help me out, I have this knack where I read people's emotions by small facial features and body movement. I was wandering if there was a career that would suit this knack, or if this is a useless skill.

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over 5 years ago

i'm a 9th grader and this site has help me alot.this is my dream job

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over 5 years ago

This website is very helpful. I really wanted to leave a comment. so that is what I am doing. I have this little dream that one day this will be my career. And I believe with great efforts I will get there. furthermore all on you need to not try to be a psychiatrist so I will have a greater chance at being one. Thank you a lot XOXOXO MUAH bye (:

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over 5 years ago

this was a very helpful website thank you veey much thank you

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almost 6 years ago

I was considering becoming a psychiatrist but I agree with Xinchu's earlier comment. It is too much time and way too much work. One only lives once. I still would like to remain within the health care field and have accordingly decided to become an ultrasound technician. Based on what I researched, it is possible to make more than $100k within 5 years of graduation and the ultrasound tech plays a great role in patient's care. God luck to all.

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about 6 years ago

people keep asking me what i want to be when i get older. they have been asking ever since i started school and ive always just shrugged my shoulders and said i dont know. im starting the 9th grade this fall and ill be starting high school. i decided to start looking for a career choice.i had a idea in my head about what i wanted to be.

1.) i wanted to help people.

2.) i wanted to be something none of my friends wanted to be.

i decided to look up theripists. and i saw something about psychiatrists and thought why not. as soon as i started reading about them. i knew i wanted to be one. this site helped me alot.

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almost 7 years ago

Hi,

I am Management graduate (from India) in marketing but knows well about human psychology and human instincts as good as a psychologist.

Want to explore my ability, so wuld request pls suggest me the proper way to develop the quality..

thnks & rgds

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about 7 years ago

Maria_ He needs to pass the boards, USMLE 1,2,3 apply for residency training and do the psych training all over again, any specialty done outside the USA does not count, so basically it's like starting from the end of Med School.

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over 8 years ago

WeLL I WANT TO KNOW IF PSYCHIATRIST USE ANY EQUIPMENT? iF THEY DO P.S. PUT IT IN THE PAGE

THANX

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over 8 years ago

thanks for the info it really helped me when i had to do my career at school

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over 8 years ago

this has helped me alot in my senior porfolio!

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over 8 years ago

im ahead of alot of ppl n ma project! WHEW! thx alot

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over 8 years ago

WOW have a five pages of a six page paper, and i found the sixth with this website!!! thanks

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over 8 years ago

OMGNESS!!!...O.o..I needed this info. 4 my ultimate push 2 finally realize what I wanna b 4 my career..^^..Thx tonz 4 this website..=3

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about 9 years ago

This website is a life saver. I didn't even start on my esaay and thnks to this website I'm almost finished.I toaught I was going to fail for real this time. Wheew

Th@$ks --

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about 9 years ago

I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH I AM DOING A CAREER RESEARCH PAPER ON PSCHIATRIST. EVERYWHERE I HAVE LOOKED THERE IS NO PLACE WITH THE BENEFITS OF A PSYCHIATRIST.THANK YOU!!!!

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over 9 years ago

This website helped me find out excatly what i needed to know. Now I'm entering my first year of college majoring in Psychology to b a psychiatrist.

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almost 10 years ago

nice site of information...you gave me the info, especially on the education requirements, which most other sites will not get into. kudos to you guys on that...if you'd like, put more info on colleges that cater to psychiatric careers...and to perfect your site even more give a little more info on salaries in rural areas...thanks...good site!

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over 7 years ago

Jonny- I have had the same problems with psychiatrists- but they were working in a short term hospital. They work quickly just to get you stable enough to go home and get other treatment. That way they can help the most people. I understand that it may not always work the best, but I do understand the reasons behind why it happens.

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over 9 years ago

Psychiatry causes at least 90% of the mental illness out there by "treating" conditons with psychiatric drugs. These medications cause brain damage and thus cause people to become mentally ill. If you want to actually help people become a psychologist. Talk therapy does not cause brain damage, but psychiatric medications unfortunately do.

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almost 8 years ago

You guys forgot to mention what a REAL Pyschiatrist does now. He is quite effecient in his work. Here is how it goes... He gets a patient, listens for about 5-10 minutes, diagnoses patient as to having some sort of "mental disorder", prescribes him a powerful and addictive mind altering drug, makes a load of money on both the visit and of course the "prescription drug" and walla! Gee There is the profession. Anyone who likes to do this sort of thing and destroy in the name of help are welcome to join! Just think of all those kids you can falsley label ADHD and then give them powerful mood altering drugs? And oh yeah, make lots and lots of money too... ;)

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almost 8 years ago

My nephew is a PSYCHIATRIST, he has completed his studies and his internship in Europe, he would like to come to the USA to continue his carreer, what does he have to do. Will he need to continue his studies in the USA to get his USA psychiatrists license and if so what exactly does he still need

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over 8 years ago

Thanks for the info! This will really help with my report.

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over 4 years ago

ur all a bunch of nigs.

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about 5 years ago

swag.im also a seventh grade doing a career project thx . u helpe alot

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about 5 years ago

I HAVE COMPLETED MY 10TH STANDARD.I WILL BE GETTING 60 TO 80 PERCENTAGE.AM I ELIGIBLE FOR STUDYING PSYCHIATRIST.CAN I DO DIPLOMAS IN PSYCHIATRIST.
THANKINGYOU

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over 5 years ago

This website is very helpful. I really wanted to leave a comment. so that is what I am doing. I have this little dream that one day this will be my career. And I believe with great efforts I will get there. furthermore all on you need to not try to be a psychiatrist so I will have a greater chance at being one. Thank you a lot XOXOXO MUAH bye (:

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over 5 years ago

I am also a 7th grader, and I have research the subject throughly. It is not very easy, I do agree, if you even are able to work long and hard. I have mentally prepared myself and try to grow to be ready for college.There are so amny people out there who desperatley need that certain kind of help, and rarely get to see even a psychologist once a month. I want to get out there and help as many people as possible, to make a difference. Isn't that what psychiatrists' are for?

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about 6 years ago

i am now in anxiety and i now get out from this. i want to write an article about this

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over 8 years ago

I am really interested in becoming a psychiatrist in the future. This information is extremely helpful in giving an idea of what it takes to do so. Thank you for providing this information.

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over 8 years ago

helped my project

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almost 9 years ago

this website helped me alot 4 mii career project thnx alot :p xoxoxxoxoxoxoxo luv ur website

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over 9 years ago

i <3 you guys for all the help that i have recieved from you thanks a bunches

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over 8 years ago

I have to do a project for my HCA class. This is really helping me because I had to start ALL OVER. Thanks for having this site available. @:3

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over 5 years ago

hi everyone!

This site helped me out so much for a project I am doing... I really want ot be a psychiatrist when i grow up.

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over 4 years ago

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over 4 years ago

Nice information you can become online psychiatrist at this site

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over 4 years ago

this thing and website helps alot. cody told me about it and i thought he was crazy, but he isnt!!! :3

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almost 5 years ago

dont take the medicine they give you! If they don't have PHYSICAL evidence of your so called "mental illness" i suggest you stay away from them. They tell you you have a mental illness but can't prove it. They just see money and it's all just a big fraud

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over 5 years ago

This website is very helpful. I really wanted to leave a comment. so that is what I am doing. I have this little dream that one day this will be my career. And I believe with great efforts I will get there. furthermore all on you need to not try to be a psychiatrist so I will have a greater chance at being one. Thank you a lot XOXOXO MUAH bye (:

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almost 6 years ago

What is the best college to attend to a Child Psychiatrist. With out leavin the state of Tennessee or Mississippi

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almost 6 years ago

I am a 12th grader at carolina high and acadmey school. My name is Jennifer but everyone calls me Jenny. Everyone always comes to me about their problems. I was wondering to who ever would it be a good career for me to be a psychiartrist. Anyone have any advice please let me know my email is jfarme2435@student.greenvilleschools.org email me please.

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almost 6 years ago

I would like to get more information and advice on psychiatrist carrers so that way i would know what exactly to look forward to for collage when i graduate high school this your>

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about 6 years ago

This site sucks. Im sorry

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almost 8 years ago

It says psychoanalysts are often psychiatrists. I don't think that's so. They are often psychologists, who have a superior non-medical knowledge of psychology, which is what is involved in psychoanalysis. A psychoanalyst wouldn't want to block someone's mental state by a drug.

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over 8 years ago

thank you, but can you tell me what personal qualifications might be needed?

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over 8 years ago

This website has a lot of great information. I also used it for a school paper in which I wrote about a job I may have. Thanks!

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over 8 years ago

Thanks for your help! This website was a very nice resource site for a career project i had to do. I can see it helped many other people in the same boat as me :)

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over 8 years ago

this helped alot with my 3 minute presentation on psychiatrist and psychology for my balancing careers and family class =) ^_^ =)

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almost 9 years ago

this helped alot for my career project ALOT!! thx!

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almost 9 years ago

I have a career project due and this helped ALOT! thx alot!

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almost 9 years ago

i have a report due for health service class and this site just basically made the whole assignment easier it had all the information i needed!!!

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almost 9 years ago

thx it was a big help 4 my summer homework

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almost 9 years ago

thanks i am doing a project for school and this helped out a lot

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almost 9 years ago

Thanks so much to the site. i now have a good understanding of what my career will include. thi sreally helped!

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about 9 years ago

Hey,

I just wanted to say thanks this sight really helped me get what I need for a career brochure that is due.

One thing I was wondering is if you could put up a some kind of graph that shows the salary a psychatrist makes.

That would be EXTREMELY helpful!

=]]

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about 9 years ago

thanx will help with my project a lot

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about 9 years ago

This is really helpful. I'm doing Health careers for my Health class and this site provided all the iformation I needed. Thanks!

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about 9 years ago

wow! this is very helpful! i was having the same problem writing a report, and over half the information I need is right here! thankyou so much!

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about 9 years ago

thanks so much for all the info! I'm doing a presentation on psychiatry, and this site told me exactly what I needed to know.

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about 9 years ago

this website was most helpfull for my school paper (which is on psychiatry) Thanks! But i would like to know all the different fields of psychiatry.

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over 9 years ago

This website was really helpful, thank you for the information you provided. One thing I would suggest would be to add a section explaining if there are any special skills or abilities psychiatrists need or have.

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over 9 years ago

Thank you so much for this information, you really helped me understand what it takes to become a psychiatrist.

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over 9 years ago

This is a very convenient straight forward educational article. It has helped me a great deal while writing my term 2 essay in Career.

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over 9 years ago

thanks alot you really helped on my science paper

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over 9 years ago

I'm a student at Fairdale High School in Louisville Kentucky. This website helped me find the information that I needed for my Feature Artical=D I'm gald that my teacher gave me this website to use for my Artical!! Thanx alot=D

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over 9 years ago

This site helped me a lot on my English Research Paper Final.

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over 6 years ago

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about 6 years ago

this career sucks ! so never be it !!!!!

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3 months ago

I am cat, from ojhs and am an 8th grader going onto 9th. This cite helped me with my writing to show that a psychiatrist is the best choice for my dream job. I appreciate it fully and hope that this information is the best of being useful.
L0VE, CAT <3

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3 months ago

THIS SITE IS TRASH

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3 months ago

THIS SITE IS TRASH

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5 months ago

Im a senior in high school and this is a job I'm looking forward to once i go to college, this website really helped and made an increase to my interest.

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about 2 years ago

i m a student of 10th grade and want to be a psychiatrist as many people want to be but only some came up with tht but i wish i can became that much lucky as whatever i have thought for ma future that should became a reality...in ma life

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about 2 years ago

When was this information published onto this website? Please get back to me ASAP for a school project.

Thank You,
Kaleisha Ward

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over 2 years ago

Hi there how's life this article helped a lot thx see you
Lol

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over 2 years ago

I am in a Gifted Class and I am doing a school project. This helped a lot! :-)

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almost 3 years ago

i would like to become a psychiatrist but all the stress is not worth it

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almost 3 years ago

So I've been looking for a career for sometime. I finally found something I know would work great with who I am. I almost decided on another course because of how much schooling I'd have to go through but I am willing to do the schooling because its something I really want, and its better to do something you desire then to do something you won't enjoy because "its less school" or "an easier route"

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over 3 years ago

It is the 4th 9wks of my junior year and I'm striving to get an early start on college searching and career choices. Psychiatry is a very intriguing and/but interesting job. I definitely want to pursue a doctorates degree in this career. It may be overwhelming, I don't know just yet, but I believe that God has placed the gift in me to encourage others whenever they are going through trials. So I am excited about the path that God will lead me. Everyone please pray for me so that I will be all that God has called for me to be.

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over 3 years ago

hhh

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over 3 years ago

i am a 9th grader in high school and i alwys wanted to be a physicologist and a physiciatrist.



this site helped a lot

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over 3 years ago

this site just did my whole project for me
and helped me make my future
thanks

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over 3 years ago

Thanks! this article was very helpful i had to write a 10 page paper front and back on a career i wanted to pursue and i really want to be a child psychologist and this site helped me write almost three fourths of my research paper so thanks your site just helped a freshmen in high school write her paper!! thanks so much now i just have to over come my shyness to have an oral presentation!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks Again!

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over 4 years ago

I just wanted to say that I am in 8th grade and had to do a report and this is my dream job. I just wanted to say THANK YOU! This helped me out soooo much and was easy ad to the point. Just THANK YOU!!!

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over 4 years ago

Wow this definitely was the guide I needed. I'm almost done with my B.S in psychology,this has definitely got me prepare myself for the future. Thanks!

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over 4 years ago

A lot of people seem to have misconceptions about what psychiatry is. It's not therapy, where the image of the typical Freudian patient sitting on a couch, asking "how does that make you feel?". It is also not just "throwing medicine at problems". I am a senior in high school with plans to become a psychiatrist. I want to become one because having one has helped me so much. Yes, she has prescribed me a lot of medication, but it's stuff that I need. I have no deep personal problems that therapy can help (we tried), but rather chemical imbalances in my brain that,untreated, make me depressed all the time for no reason and also make me think that any bad thing is a legitimate reason for suicide. My medication is the reason I'm not dead. With my medication, I am one of the happiest, well-tempered people that I know.
People should learn about mental illnesses and how they should be treated before they ramble off their mouths about the subject.
That is all :)

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almost 5 years ago

I just wanted to say that this site really made me want to get into psychiatry more and I am a senior in high school and plan to go to school for psychiatry so I was wondering what courses I would need to take after high school or what I would need to do in order to do well in this subject and make sure I'm taking the correct steps. Thank you :)

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almost 5 years ago

This website really gave me all the info i was looking for! I was doing some research, because I want to be a Psychiatrist when I grow up :)

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about 5 years ago

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over 5 years ago

This website is very helpful. I really wanted to leave a comment. so that is what I am doing. I have this little dream that one day this will be my career. And I believe with great efforts I will get there. furthermore all on you need to not try to be a psychiatrist so I will have a greater chance at being one. Thank you a lot XOXOXO MUAH bye (:

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over 5 years ago

This website is very helpful. I really wanted to leave a comment. so that is what I am doing. I have this little dream that one day this will be my career. And I believe with great efforts I will get there. furthermore all on you need to not try to be a psychiatrist so I will have a greater chance at being one. Thank you a lot XOXOXO MUAH bye (:

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over 5 years ago

This website is very helpful. I really wanted to leave a comment. so that is what I am doing. I have this little dream that one day this will be my career. And I believe with great efforts I will get there. furthermore all on you need to not try to be a psychiatrist so I will have a greater chance at being one. Thank you a lot XOXOXO MUAH bye (:

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over 5 years ago

This website is very helpful. I really wanted to leave a comment. so that is what I am doing. I have this little dream that one day this will be my career. And I believe with great efforts I will get there. furthermore all on you need to not try to be a psychiatrist so I will have a greater chance at being one. Thank you a lot XOXOXO MUAH bye (:

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over 5 years ago

This website is very helpful. I really wanted to leave a comment. so that is what I am doing. I have this little dream that one day this will be my career. And I believe with great efforts I will get there. furthermore all on you need to not try to be a psychiatrist so I will have a greater chance at being one. Thank you a lot XOXOXO MUAH bye (: