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Violet and Pete see a therapist for their marital troubles

Psychiatry is a specialty of medical sciences with the prevention, study and treatment of mental disorders. This specialty has many different approaches with a variety of different treatment options available for patients.

Psychiatry will focus more on patient relationships, using mental assessments and histories to evaluate the patient. Treatment can involve medications, therapy or both and in some cases referral to neurology or neurosurgery departments may be necessary, but these cases are rare and usually associated with neurological issues causing and presenting themselves as psychological problems.

Notable PsychiatristsEdit

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • Mark Sloan once told Meredith: "My 400 dollar an hour shrink says...behind this rugged and confident exterior, I’m self destructive and self loathing to an almost pathological degree."
  • Psychiatry, specifically talk therapy, is disparaged by numerous characters in both Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.

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