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A 32-year-old male asked:

Can psychiatrists do psychological and neuropsychological testing like psychologists? or no?

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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Yes, they can but: But they typically don't do such testing, since they haven't had the training in giving and interpreting the tests, that the psychologists have had.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: Much of what a practitioner does depends on their past training, personal interests and time constraints. Much of this testing in time intensive & psychiatrists may prefer to have a psychologist do the testing to manage more patients at one time. Others may choose to do some or all of a variety of tests themselves as a way to better understand the patient.

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