I'm interested in becoming a psych mental health np. Both of my parents had a psych np when they were in treatment for their mental disorders. Although I knew about them, I never really asked my parents exactly what they did. Anyhow, I don't think they would know about their work schedule either. I know they prescribe medicine but are they also there to help with lifestyle changes and such? My questions are for those out there is what is your work schedule like, what exactly do you do and what is the most rewarding thing about your job. As you can see I don't know much about this specialty so any detail is interesting to me.
I would love to know before I jump in it thinking I know what is about, when it turns out it is something way different.