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Can A Psychologist Who Has A Phd Prescribe Medicine In Some States In The Us
Yes: If i recall, louisiana, new mexico, hawaii, native american reservations, and armed forces. The candidate must have a masters degree beyond their doctoral degree--the masters must be in psychopharmacology. They must have a lot of supervised prescription experience and must pass a tough national exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No medical education: This is controversial, as psychologists in some states are legally able to prescribe psychiatric medications after a course in psychopharmacology. This is not the same as having the depth and breadth of 4 years of medical education, or serving a 4 year psychiatric medicine residency (which includes general medicine rotations). Treating with meds is much more involved than writing scrips alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: There are some psychologists who have taken training in classical homeopathy. Depending on state laws, such psychologists may be able to give homeopathic remedies. States with healthcare freedom acts like mn and ca make it easiest. Extent of homeopathic training is most important for effectiveness though. Mental health disturbances are very deep, & you can't prescribe for these superficially. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean when it's said that psychologist act as collaborative prescribers for their patients that need medication?
Have't actually: heard it put that way. Psychologists are trained in the categories and (side) effects of psychiatric meds, but because we didn't go to Med school, we either have to take additional training to prescribe (two states) or we advise clients when meds might be good, or bad. But we refer to psychiatrists to deal with meds. We do the therapy and psych. testing. Psychiatrists don't do testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you when, you feel really suicidal , but the doctor won't prescribe medication because I hoard , and my psychologist believes I am dependent?
Life Is Too Dear: When you feel truly "suicidal" (constant thoughts of it, deciding how to do it, looking forward to it but not completely sure, feel guilty to leave loved ones behind, really deprhave composed a note, etc) call a local suicide hotline, who I'm sure will talk to you for a while then suggest you get to an ER for acute intervention. You have plenty of time to decide your future so get some expert help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How come there is no general health doctor that is not allowed to prescribe prescriptions? Like how there are psychiatrists (allowed to prescribe prescriptions) and psychologists (not allowed to prescribe prescriptions)?
There are many: I believe my colleagues mis-read your question. Actually, there are many health practitioners who do not prescribe medications. They are not physicians, but herbalists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, etc. The word "physician" was originally associated with giving medicines, ; to this day any licensed physician can prescribe. More info here: http://tinyurl.Com/kp7xtbo. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal for a doctor to refer someone who's hearing voices to a psychologist and not prescribe meds?
Is there any doctor who prescribes meds for mental disorders and give behavior therapy and methods... (like he's a psychatrist+psychologist together)?
I haven't seen my psychologist for a month and i refused to take the medicine that she prescribed. Did i make a good decision?
That would be hard: To say since there are no psychiatric conditions listed for you and we don't know what medication it is. I would be honest and advise the mental health provider that you haven't taken the medication. Explain your reservations. Get information about your psychiatric condition ; ask her to educate about how the medication will help you. This way you can make an informed decision. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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