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Can a psychologist who has a ph.D prescribe medicine in some states in the u.S.?

Can a psychologist who has a ph.D prescribe medicine in some states in the u.S.?

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 more

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l have severe social anxiety. Could a psychologist also prescribe for me a medicine or I should see a psychiatric also.

l have severe social anxiety. Could a psychologist also prescribe for me a medicine or I should see a psychiatric also.

Combination: You should strongly consider a combination of cognitive behaviour therapy and pharmacologic therapy after a diagnostic evaluation is performed by both professionals. ...Read more

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Can a prescribing psychologist prescribe cogentin along with Haldol (haloperidol) since it is not cogentin is not specifically a "psychiatric drug"?

Can a prescribing psychologist prescribe cogentin along with Haldol (haloperidol) since it is not cogentin is not specifically a "psychiatric drug"?

No: Psychologists are not MD's and do not prescribe medications (hopefully, that has not and will not change). To receive a prescription for medication, one would see an MD or DO, meaning an allopathic or osteopathic doctor, such as a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Why do docs don't want the law to allow psychologists to prescribe meds?

Why do docs don't want the law to allow psychologists to prescribe meds?

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 more

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Can clinical psychologists and/or neuropsychologists prescribe in california?

No: It still takes a medical license to prescribe in california. A nurse practitioner can "furnish" meds under a physician's supervision. Most clinical psychologists work closely with psychiatrists or other physicians who can prescribe psychiatric meds. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a psychologist prescribe homeopathic remedies?

It could be possible that a psychologist prescribe homeopathic remedies?

They are not: Qualified to prescribe homeopathic medications. They may suggest that you consult with a homeopath, but unless they are trained they will not prescribe. ...Read more

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What does it mean when it's said that psychologist act as collaborative prescribers for their patients that need medication?

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 more

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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?

Get a third opinion.: Even if your two providers are right, you might still have enough impulses to do some self-harm. And besides, what does hoarding have to do with not prescribing? If you are dependent, could you not still feel and do something suicidal? Couple of non-sequitars... ...Read more

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Is it normal for a doctor to refer someone who's hearing voices to a psychologist and not prescribe meds?

Is it normal for a doctor to refer someone who's hearing voices to a psychologist and not prescribe meds?

Meds help: In most cases a person hearing voices needs meds to improve. Several different illness can cause hallucinations but need a careful differential diagnosis by a psychiatrist and probable meds. ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Medical training: All physicians (including psychiatrists, who are physicians) go through extensive medical training which includes the comprehensive effects of medications on human physiology, consciousness, and behavior. They are supervised in learning to prescribe safely & effectively. Psychologist training concentrates on other areas, with some possible overlap in neurophysiology, etc. See comment below. ...Read more

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Psychologist wants me on antidepressant. Will gp prescribe or will i need to see psychiatrist?

Psychologist wants me on antidepressant. Will gp prescribe or will i need to see psychiatrist?

Ask your doctor: Shirley, most primary care MDs (GPs) in the U.S. will prescribe an initial dose of an antidepressant, often an SSRI medication, to their patients on the recommendation of a mental health professional. I don't know what the regulations are in the Great Britain health system. Call your GPs office and ask them. If you need to see a psychiatrist, ask your psychologist to refer you to one. Good luck ...Read more

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Is there any doctor who prescribes meds for mental disorders and give behavior therapy and methods... (like he's a psychatrist+psychologist together)?

Is there any doctor who prescribes meds for mental disorders and give behavior therapy and methods... (like he's a psychatrist+psychologist together)?

Some...: Psychiatrists still do both talk and drug therapy; some prefer to just give drugs ;#40;psychopharmacologists;#41; and work with talk therapists ;#40;psychologists, psychiatric social workers, clergy;#41;. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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If I want to change behavior, why can't I get insurance to cover psychologist and not just psychiatrist or drugs?

If I want to change behavior, why can't I get insurance to cover psychologist and not just psychiatrist or drugs?

Do it anyway!: That's unfortunate! but, here's what i think: do not let insurance companies dictate how to take care of yourself; if u feel that talking to someone (as in being in therapy) is what u need to do, then do so. Many therapists have a sliding scale or different payment options; u could arrange to meet with them weekly or every other week. It is your life! take charge. (+it's more private!). ...Read more

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Can a psychologist become an addiction medicine specialist?

Can a psychologist become an addiction medicine specialist?

No: The word medicine as used loosely today usually implies medical school training. A psychologist can only become an addictions medicine specialist by going to medical school and further residency training in addiction medicine. A psychologist can be an addiction spcialist/therapist but not an addiction medicine specialist without medical school training. ...Read more

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Could a psychologist refuse to provide therapy/counsel to a patient if he refuses to take a drug?

Yes: Many psychologists refuse to see patients with severe pathology who are not medicated, especially if there is a great deal of risk of harm to self or others, This gets assessed for immediately during the first session, also known as an intake. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for anxiety and cod that doesn't involve medicine or a psychologist or is it not possible?

Well,..: You could go on-pine and try to educate yourself as to remedies for self treatment, such as Relaxation techniques including yoga, meditation, etc. But anxiety and OCD may be related to Neurotransmitters that are at differing levels in your system and medications maybe more helpful. Hypnotherapy is a possible option that has worked for some people too. ...Read more

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I have depression i take medicines as seroxat and i went to a psychologist, sometimes i feel like i am sad.i want to change my life . What can i do?

I have depression i take medicines as seroxat and i went to a psychologist, sometimes i feel like i am sad.i want to change my life . What can i do?

Therapy and meds: It sound like you have a depression which may be quite significant since you have anxiety, sadness and loss of appetite. If you are on an antidepressant, the dosage may have to be adjusted or the med changed or another one added. Ongoing therapy is quite important here especially since you want to change your life. You should have a recent physical exam and complete blood test. Treatment works. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of when you need more than a psychologist when a doctor can prescrib, does it work by having psychologist and psychiatrist ?

What are the warning signs of when you need more than a psychologist when a doctor can prescrib, does it work by having psychologist and psychiatrist ?

Little improvement: When you are not getting better, you need to question the quality of the relationship with your therapist and if your therapist is helping you to achieve goals. Also frequently medication plus therapy is needed. ...Read more

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