Psychiatry – Ending the Stigma


What is Psychiatry?
Psychiatry refers to the branch of medicine which focused on giving the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists are then qualified in assessing both mental and the physical aspects of psychological problems. The psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. They can also offer their service through online therapy at this moment.

When problems may happen suddenly, they can include frightening hallucinations, panic attacks, thoughts of suicide, and also hearing many “voices.” Or this could be a long-term, like feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or anxiousness which will never be a lift or a certain problem functioning, causes their everyday life to feel distorted or out of control. People seek psychiatric better help for many reasons.

What is Stigma? And what is the role of Psychiatrist to end the Stigma from patients?

Stigma may destroy an individual’s dignity, marginalizes the affected individuals, violates many simple human rights, markedly diminishes the chances of being a stigmatized individual of achieving the whole potential, and seriously blockers for happiness and contentment. According to Patrick Corrigan, PsyD, “There’s pretty clear evidence [stigma] is getting worse and probably the best post-hoc reason for that is the degree to which we equate these god-awful shootings with mental illness.”


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