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Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
Psychiatrists : Psychiatrists have gone to medical school just like surgeons and family practice doctors. That education has given them the knowledge of physiology a ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Medical School: One must attend and graduate from medical school and then pass a series of examinations before being allowed to obtain a license to practice medicine. ... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Medical training: All physicians (including psychiatrists, who are physicians) go through extensive medical training which includes the comprehensive effects of medicat ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
46 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ask your doctor: Shirley, most primary care MDs (GPs) in the U.S. will prescribe an initial dose of an antidepressant, often an SSRI medication, to their patients on t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Little improvement: When you are not getting better, you need to question the quality of the relationship with your therapist and if your therapist is helping you to achi ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Meds and therapy : Optimally, it's a combination of medication and psychotherapy together that works best for alleviating mental health stress. Get a psychiatric evaluat ... Read More
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Dr. Warren Kriedman
47 years experience Psychiatry
Psychiatrists are MD: After graduating college & graduating a 4 years medical school, one obtains a md degree.Psychiatry is subspecialty of medicine. The md completes anot ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
15 years experience Clinical Psychology
See below: I"m sorry you're going through this. Look at things that worked in the past. Discuss your treatment impasse with the providers to help you figure out ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Therapy vs meds: Speaking very generally, most psychologists hold either a PhD or a PsyD degree (I hold both) and practice psychotherapy. Psychiatrists hold either an ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
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Possible and good: Many people work with a psychologist for therapy and a psychiatrist for medication management. I think it's a good idea. Take care, .
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
39 years experience Psychiatry
Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist is a medical doctor while a psychologist is not. As a result they can more accurately review medical conditions that contribute or unde ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Ask Benefits Person: The person in charge of insurance Benefits at the insurance company or at the employer will know the answer to questions about which doctor is covered ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Missid Ghanem
25 years experience Clinical Psychology
Do it anyway!: That's unfortunate! but, here's what i think: do not let insurance companies dictate how to take care of yourself; if u feel that talking to someone ... Read More

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