Psychiatrists work with people with mental, emotional, or addictive disorders while diagnosing and treating conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, and sexual and gender identity issues. Psychiatrists can focus on children, adolescents, or the elderly.
Previous testing and bloodwork do not typically reveal a specific medical condition. Psychiatrists will see patients who are depressed and are constantly feeling ill in many ways—when this patient suffers by wrongfully being treated as a hypochondriac by medical professionals, their own families, and their inner circle. Many AATD patients end up divorced and alienated from family, friends, and coworkers, which may cause even more mental health issues that a psychiatrist can assist in their patient's care.