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What is the field of a clinical psychology like and what do they treat?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychologists assess, treat, or conduct research on mental disorders, abnormal behavior, and multiple psychiatric problems. The field is science-based, integrating research and practice. With a few new exceptions, clinical psychologists do not have the authority to prescribe medications as do physicians. Clinical psychologists work closely with psychiatrists and extended treatment team.

Answered Oct 4, 2015

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

psychology is the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

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Dr. Andrew Berry answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychology is a subfield of psychology is a hole that deals with clinical issues that are emotionally-based typically depression anxiety and related phenomenon. What clinicians do is to help patients better manage symptoms of anxiety and depression, And get to know them selves better as well as their internal, mental processes.

Answered Feb 20, 2015

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Dr. Jerry Smith answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

This is an exciting field that provides a wide variety of possible experiences and career options. Most generally, clinical psychologists work with severely mentally ill persons (as opposed to counseling psychologists, for example, who may work primarily with the "worried well") and often work closely with psychiatrists and other medical doctors in various settings.

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Dr. Ana Ochoa answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychologist treat a variety of mental health disorders. These may include anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar diseases, personality disorders, addictions, etc. For me, it's quite fulfilling to be able to help individuals deal with periodic mental health disorders and have a more peaceful life.

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