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  • The field of psychiatry itself can be divided into various subspecialties. These include:

  • Child and adolescent psychiatry

  • Adult psychiatry

  • Old-age psychiatry (Geriatric psychiatry)

  • Learning disability

  • Consultation-liaison psychiatry

  • Emergency psychiatry

  • Addiction and substance abuse psychiatry

  • Forensic psychiatry

  • Psychiatric disorders

  • Personality disorders / mental retardation

  • General medical conditions

  • Social functioning and impact of symptoms

  • Global Assessment of Functioning (described using a scale from 1 to 100)