What is psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine dealing with people with a huge range of mental health conditions.

Psychiatrists help people to manage, treat or recover from these. Find out more about the different ways in which psychiatrists specialise – and what life looks like for a trainee psychiatrist. 

Choose psychiatry

“It's a privilege to have the time to listen and get to know patients. And it is so rewarding to see patients get better.”

Charlotte | Higher trainee in old age and general adult psychiatry