American Psychiatric Association
Directory of Professionals - Psychiatrists
800 Maine Ave SW, Ste 900, Washington, DC, 20024-2812
Distance: 1002 Miles
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LH-2600.6500-500Physician Referral Services Definition
Programs that maintain extensive lists of physicians whose practices encompass primary care and a wide variety of specialties, and link people who are in need of medical care with doctors who meet their requirements. Most physician referral services serve a particular geographical area.
Individuals who assess and treat mental illnesses through a combination of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, hospitalization and medication. Psychotherapy involves regular discussions with patients about their problems and the psychiatrist helps them find solutions through changes in their behavioral patterns, exploration of their past experiences and group and family therapy sessions. Psychoanalysis involves long-term psychotherapy and counseling for patients. In many cases, medications are administered to correct chemical imbalances that may be causing emotional problems. Psychiatrists may also administer electroconvulsive therapy to those of their patients who do not respond to, or who cannot take, medications.