A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. Psychiatrists are authorized to prescribe medicine, conduct physical examinations, order and interpret laboratory tests, and may order brain imaging studies such as computed tomography (CT/CAT Scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) scanning.

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    A psychiatrist is a man who goes to the Folies-Bergère and looks at the audience.
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    It is almost impossible to be a doctor and an honest man, but it is obscenely impossible to be a psychiatrist without at the same time bearing the stamp of the most incontestable madness: that of being unable to resist that old atavistic reflex of the mass of humanity, which makes any man of science who is absorbed by this mass a kind of natural and inborn enemy of all genius.
    Antonin Artaud (1896–1948)