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Psychologist vs Psychiatrist

Psychologist vs psychiatrist

It is essential for individuals seeking mental health care to understand these differences and choose the right professional based on their specific needs and preferences.

Role and Approach to Treatment- Psychiatrists:
Diagnose and treat mental illnesses
Can prescribe medication to manage symptoms
May also provide therapy, but focus is primarily on medication management
Often work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals

Role and Approach to Treatment-Psychologists:
Provide therapy and counseling services
Conduct psychological assessments and evaluations
Cannot prescribe medication, but may collaborate with psychiatrists for medication management
May specialize in specific areas such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, or trauma therapy

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