Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
To become a psychiatrist, I completed medical school and gained a state license to practice medicine followed by five years of neurology and psychiatry residency in a hospital. After completing residency training I took another oral examination by the German Board of Psychiatry to become a “board certified” psychiatrist. Continued training is an obligation in order to stay certified, a requirement I always honor. I am qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems as well as to perform a full range of medical laboratory and psychological tests which help provide a picture of a patient’s physical and mental state and their diagnosis. If necessary, I can prescribe a medication or issue a medical certificate of disability.