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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

What is psychiatry?

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

As a psychiatrist you’ll help people to manage, treat or recover from these.


There are many sub-specialties within psychiatry and huge variety within the career.

Working in psychiatry is varied, busy and rewarding.


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