A 49-year-old member asked:
What is psychology? is it the same as psychiatry?
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Psychiatry 22 years experience
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Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
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 MD or a DO degree, and they prescribe psychotropic medications, and generally do not do all that much therapy these days, but years ago psychiatrists would do both.
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Last updated Nov 15, 2016
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