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A 31-year-old male asked:

is it wrong to take appointments from two psychologist?

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Dr. Roozbeh Badii
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
No: I dont see anything wrong with getting a second opinion. In addition, one may work out better than the other one and you might choose to go with just one in the future after the trial period.

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Who would be better at diagnosing a mental condition: a psychologist or psychiatrist?

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Psychiatry 39 years experience
Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist is a medical doctor while a psychologist is not. As a result they can more accurately review medical conditions that contribute or underly emotional illness. They can order labs, x-rays, specific neurological tests, and carefully consider the role of medications in symptom presentation. They can also perform physical examinations. Importantly, they can knowledgably prescibe meds.
A 29-year-old member asked:

I think I have a behav or neuological problem, can psychologist help?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
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Possibly: Hard to say for certain without knowing the problems that concern you. Psychologists are trained to recognize different kinds of problems and should be able to help sort out whether what you are experiencing is behavioral or has a neurological aspect to it. If the latter, you may need to see a neurologist or psychiatrist. The key point is: get help, if you're worried.
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I have a lot of mental problems, should I see psychologist or psychiatrist?

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Any one of them: Any one of them will be a good start.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Visiting the psychologist after a drink. Is that self defeating?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
If you are : Going to a therapist while drinking, especially if you think you may have a problem with alcohol, yes. You will not be as clear headed or able to take advantage of psychotherapy if you are under the influence of alcohol. If you can't face your problems without having a drink, I would suggest that you tell the therapist. They will help you figure out why.
A 38-year-old member asked:

When should I see a psychologist rather than a psychiatrist?

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Therapy vs Meds: U wanna see a psychologist for psychotherapy to explore the underlying issues related to ur emotional state & explore ways to resolve those issues. Adjunct medication is recommended at times (an at times meds are the primary approach such as for schizophrenia) & that's when u wanna see a psychiatrist. Used to be where psychiatrists did both; some states are now training psychologists to do both.

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