Essay about Do People Really Hear Voices?

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Being A Psychiatrist Do people hear voices? Do people see fire but can not feel the heat? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, a psychiatrist is there to help. A psychiatrist, a licensed medical doctor, requires many years of education and residency that enables them to treat people with mental illnesses and prescribe medications. Psychiatrists are some of many that try to keep the people in the world sane. “Psychiatry is the science and practice of diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental disorders” (Lomax). Before the eighteenth century, people with mental disorders were considered to be possessed by demons. It was not until Philippe Pinel, a French physician, looked into treating people who had mental disorders. Because…show more content…
Many people do not pass the exam the first time, so if the student wanted to pass the test they would have to study hard. There is preparation materiel available to help students who are looking to take the medical college admission test. If the student passes the MCAT, they are subjected to more courses in medical college. These courses include classes in anatomy histology, immunology, biochemistry, and psychology. After completion of these courses they will receive the degree of Doctor of Medicine. The hard work still continues. They must now go through four years of residency. During residency, the student goes through training in a hospital putting the lessons they learned in medical college to work. The student may work in a psychiatric ward or health clinics. Some students wish to become certified in a subspecialty and will complete more years of residency. After this training is complete they must take and pass the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology exam to be able to practice medicine legally. “They must be re-certified every ten years”(American Psychiatric Association). The student is now able to treat and prevent people with mental disorders. All of those years of hard work have finally paid off. Colleges that offer the courses needed for medical school are: Jackson State University, University Of Michigan, and The University of Mississippi. Possible medical colleges include Meharry Medical
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