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can there be such thing as a mental health doctor?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Mental health drs: Include psychiatrists, who are medical doctors (M.D. Or D.O.) who focus primarily on mental illness, and psychologists, who have a doctoral degree (pH.D., psy.D. Or ed.D.) in psychology. Psychiatrists can prescribe medication. Psychologists have more extensive training than any other profession in non-drug methods of identifying and treating psychological and emotional problems.
Answered on Jun 25, 2013
Dr. Rick Barnett
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: There are several types of "mental health doctors": psychiatrists, PhD/PsyD psychologists, EdD psychologists, Doctors of Social Work, Doctors of Nursing Practice with psychiatric focus, Doctors of Behavioral Health to list a few.
Answered on Jun 27, 2015
Dr. Danielle Biggs
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, a Psychologist can be considered a Mental Health Doctor: Psychologists usually earn a Ph.D or a Psy.D (which stands for Doctor of Psychology) after attending 4 years of graduate school that specializes in training doctors to treat various mental health disorders.
Answered on Feb 11, 2017
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Dr. Julie Bruno
16 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: This would be considered a psychiatrist and/or a psychologist. Each are doctors, the former prescribes meds and the later provides therapy.
Answered on Jan 27, 2016

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