I would have to say that Psychiatry is a really tough career choice, for anyone who’s interested in medicine. Now I am not saying it’s a difficult one when compared to the other medical fields, but trying to help someone with a mental illness isn’t as easy as say, someone having a benign tumor and it needing to be surgically removed. There’s certain fields where, if one thing is wrong, there’s a simple solution to it. In psychiatry, you have to rule out the physical/organic, and then decide how to treat it once it is an actual mental health issue.
So I give props to all those doctors who have chosen to do psychiatric medicine because society already stigmatizes the individuals who are diagnosed with a mental illness, so much so that mental health is a field where you can’t just go into one building, and get all your needs met; so they need all the help they can get. I mean think of it, when you go to a general hospital, you have everything under the sun available to you, but with mental health, there’s so many different levels of it and areas of specialty, but they generally aren’t under the same roof; at least that’s how it is in the UK.Read More »