Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have specialised in the treatment of mental illness. They often use medication to treat their patients, but are also able to offer psychotherapy. They are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa under the specialist register.
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-building empathic therapeutic relationships with patients
-offering patient centred care which looks at all aspects of self (medical, psychological, social, psychiatric, behavioral, spiritual)
-the cautious and rational use of psychiatric medication
-promoting open communication and family involvement
-educating patients on all aspects of mental illnesses
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