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Psychiatry is a medical speciality that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental disorders.
To date, the diagnosis of these disorders has been mainly based on the observation of patients and their clinical history, but psychiatrists are increasingly adopting new tools to assist them with clinical decisions, such as biomarkers in the blood, genetic investigations or neuroimaging tests.
Treatment of disorders involves the use of biological therapies, such as antidepressants, antipsychotics and electroconvulsive therapy (treatment) and psychological interventions, such as psychotherapies.
However, it is often necessary to experiment with different approaches to identify the optimal treatment for a patient.
In order to overcome these limitations, psychiatry has over the years embraced a translational and dimensional approach known as 'Precision Psychiatry'.
The main objective of this initiative is to provide an overview of advances in psychiatry with a view to offering a brighter future for people suffering from mental disorders.
by Prof. Eduard Vieta
Introduction to the Psychiatry Area by Professor Eduard Vieta
Introduction to the article "Impact of mental disorders on clinical outcomes of physical diseases: an umbrella review assessing population attributable fraction and generalized impact fraction" by Professor Joaquim Radua