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Psychiatry is the specialist medical discipline dealing with the diagnosis, investigation and management of mental illness.  

Diagnosis primarily involves a detailed assessment of symptoms (by asking questions based on criteria defined in diagnostic manuals), the use of screening/diagnostic questionnaires and where necessary the use of special investigations.

Special Investigations include medical (blood tests, brain scans etc) and psychological (e.g. personality inventory) tests.

Treatments include evidence-based biological (e.g. medication), and psychological (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approaches.

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