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what is the difference betweeen psychiatric and psychologic?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Psych.: Psychiatrist is a medical doctor (md) treating patients with mental illnesses, both thru therapy & managing medications. Psychologist is a phd who treats similar patients thru psychotherapy & can perform psychological testing if qualified to do so. Both disciplines work very close to provide quality care to patients.
Answered on Sep 4, 2012
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Psychiatry : A psychiatrist is an md who is a graduate from medical school and has 4 years of medical and psychiatric training to anaylze disorders of the mind and determine labs, appropriate medications psychologists are usually phd or psycd who are trained in testing and counseling some states may allow psychology to prescribe in remote areas.
Answered on Aug 17, 2013
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
31 years experience Psychiatry
Thank U Dr. Chand for reiterating on response.
Aug 17, 2013

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