Term Psychiatric Services
Code RP-6400
Definition Programs that are staffed by physicians who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional and behavior disorders. Psychiatrists have specialized training, knowledge and skills which enable them to explore the biologic, psychological and social components of illnesses; and are licensed to prescribe medication, conduct physical examinations, order and interpret laboratory tests and EEGs and order brain imaging studies such as CT, CAT, MRI and PET scans as well as evaluate and treat psychological and interpersonal problems and provide continuing psychiatric care.
Created 5/25/11
Changed 5/26/11
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External Classification Terms Counseling (UW
Mental Health/Addictions (AIRS MH-500)
Mental Health/Addictions (CAN MH-500)
Mental Health Treatment (NPC F04)
Mental Health Treatment (NTE F30)
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Bibliographic References "Initial Certification in Psychiatry", The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., http://www.abpn.com/Initial_Psych.htm

"Psychiatrist", Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychiatrist

"What is an ABPN Board-Certified Psychiatrist?", American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., http://www.abpn.com/public.htm

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