Learn more about Psychiatry Specialists

A psychiatrist specializes in diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders and substance-related problems. A psychiatrist focuses on the biological, psychological and social components of diseases, disorders and conditions. Psychiatrists help people of all ages and families find ways to deal with psychological problems, relationship problems, stress, and crises.

psychiatrist typically: 

  • Evaluates your mental and emotional health

  • Performs psychiatric examinations and psychotherapy

  • Orders and interprets laboratory tests and mental health diagnostic rating scales

  • Prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses and treats depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dementia, developmental disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse problems

  • Conducts involuntary commitment and psychiatric treatment when necessary

There are 773 specialists practicing Psychiatry in Louisiana with an overall average rating of 3.7 stars. There are 86 hospitals in Louisiana with affiliated Psychiatry specialists, including Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center and University Medical Center New Orleans.

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