In medicine it assumes a special role: Psychiatry focuses on the research, diagnosis and therapy of mental illnesses. The rehabilitation of mentally ill people - as well as life-accompanying measures - also belong to the field of psychiatry.
The mental disorders diagnosed and treated in psychiatry include depression, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders. The burnout syndrome and somatoform disorders also belong to the field of psychiatrists who have completed further training as specialists in psychiatry and psychotherapy. Important elements of therapy at a psychiatrist or in a clinic for psychiatry and psychotherapy are behavior therapy and talk therapy.
Psychiatry includes several fields - such as psychopathology, pharmacopsychiatry or forensic and biological psychiatry.