Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are experts in mental health. People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. For example, the problems can be such as a panic attack, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing "voices." Or they may be more long-term, such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness that never seem to lift or problems functioning, causing everyday life to feel distorted or out of control. They make a diagnosis and work with you to develop a management plan for your treatment and recovery. Psychiatrists provide and recommend psychological treatment, medication, and brain stimulation therapies.