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Psichiatria (Italy)

  • Generic name of profession

    Doctor of Medicine
    harmonised training required here:
    Specialist medical training (Article 25 of Directive 2005/36/EC)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Generic category in Annex V: Psychiatry (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:

    DM 01/08/2005

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
    Qualification level:
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    "Ha competenze in psichiatria biologica, clinica, psicoterapia; conosce il rapporto medico-paziente; conosce gli aspetti psicologici, psicopatologici, eziopatogenetici, diagnostici, clinici, prognostici delle malattie psichiatriche in età giovanile adulta e senile, di disturbi di personalità e delle farmaco-tossico-dipendenze e dei correlati sociali delle stesse, dei principi di tutela e promozione della salute mentale, di lotta allo stigma, di aspetti etici e giuridici della professione, della responsabilità professionale, della legislazione psichiatrica. Ha profonde conoscenze sui rapporti tra patologie internistiche e chirurgiche e disturbi mentali, sulla psichiatria di consultazione e collegamento, sulla medicina psicosomatica; è competente a: trattare i quadri clinici, adoperare le classi di psicofarmaci, integrare i trattamenti psichiatrici, approntare prevenzione, presa in carico cura e riabilitazione; applica tecniche di psicoterapia individuale, familiare, di gruppo. "


    Expertise in biological and clinical psychiatry, psychotherapy; understands the doctor-patient relationship, has knowledge on the psychological, psychopathological, aetio-pathogenetic, diagnostic, clinical and prognostic aspects of psychiatric illnesses in youth, adulthood and old age, on personality disorders and on drug and toxic substances dependencies, including their social aspects; knows the principles of protection and promotion of mental health and of fighting the stigma, the ethical and legal aspects of the profession, professional liability, psychiatry-related legislation, has profound knowledge on the relationship between internal and surgical diseases and mental disorders, consultation-liaison psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine; competent to deal with the clinical cases, employ drugs of psychotropic classes, integrate psychiatric treatments, prepare prevention, take charge of treatment and rehabilitation; applies techniques of individual, family and group psychotherapy.

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