What are Doctors who work in mental hospitals?

After I graduate high school, I want to go into Psychiatry. I want to specialize in schizophrenia, multiple personalities, and things such as that. I want to become a doctor who works INSIDE the mental institutions, with the mentally unstable. What would this type of doctor be called, specifically, and what courses in college would I need to take, specifically? Would it be Consultation/Liaison?

Asked By: - 1/8/2012
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To answer your question, specifically, you would be either a clinical psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist. In reference to specific job titles, that really depends on the hospital... More
Answered By: Francisco - 1/9/2012
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Hi there, you needn't be a doctor to work inside of the mental hospital. In fact, I have close friends who volunteered during high school. As for careers, you would specialize in Psychiatry. Psychiatrists are doctors. Good luck!
Answered By: David - 1/8/2012
I'm a psychology student, which is kind of similar. In undergrad, you would probably have to double major in psychology and pre med. That means a lot of classes. For the psychology major at my college I have to take a lot of psych classes, a couple sociology classes, and behavioral statistics. I'm not really sure of... More
Answered By: Tay - 1/8/2012
most are quacks... but those that actually act appropriately are psychiatrists/psychologist usually, they spend a few minutes with each person--maybe 1x/week and prescribe drugs to make the rest of the staff happy... if you actually want to help---you are better off going into the therapy end (psychologist)
Answered By: JMITW - 1/8/2012
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