General Physicians are highly trained specialists who provide the non-surgical treatment to adult patients, particularly who are referred to them by other doctors, most commonly by the patient's general practitioner. They care for the most difficult, serious or complex medical problems and continue to see the patient until these problems have been stabilized or resolved completely. General physicians are trained to carry out a variety of medical procedures for the diagnosis and management of patients with infectious and tropical diseases like HIV, tuberculosis, Kala Azar, Malaria, Cholera, and Diarrhea. They also undertake the teaching and administrative responsibilities which includes supervision and training to medical staff, planning medical programs, management of hospital pharmacy, and proper monitoring of medical activities in the hospital.
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who trained in diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. Psychiatrists provide a wide range of treatments including psychological treatment also called psychotherapy or talking therapy, medication, and brain stimulation therapies such as electroconvulsive therapy. Psychiatrists assess all of the mental and physical symptoms by examining mental or physical status, brain imaging such as a computerized tomography (CT), or positron emission tomography (PET) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and blood testing.