Psychiatry entails the treatment of patients' mental health and well-being. Psychiatry may be practiced in an office, providing psychotherapy and medication for more common psychiatric care, or in a psychiatric hospital for more serious, acute psychiatric issues such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other issues requiring hospitalization. Psychiatry also involves treatment of patients with addictions such as drugs or alcohol.
Psychiatrists and psychologists are mental health professionals. Their area of expertise is the mind and the way it affects behavior and well-being. They often work together to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental illness and are committed to helping people stay mentally well.