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Doctor insights on: Importance Of Behavioral Observation In Cognitive Psychology

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Dr. Andrew Berry Dr. Berry
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I do psychology and when I tested a number of young people using the MOCA cognitive assessment they failed? Do they have dementia?

I do psychology and when I tested a number of young people using the MOCA cognitive assessment they failed? Do they have dementia?

Neuropsychologist: Dementia is a very serious diagnosis and should NOT be based on the findings of one single test. The MOCA has only been validated for mild cognitive impairment, not full dementia. The patient needs a full evaluation administered by a neuropsychologist who specializes in geriatric issues. A comprehensive battery of tests will be administered to indicate a much more comprehensive clinical picture.

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Psychology (Definition)

The formal definition of psychology is: the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. The mental characteristics or attitude of ...Read more


Dr. Marc Zimmermann Dr. Zimmermann
Psychiatry
18 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What skills should I have to study psychology & I like to study about the boxy language & behaviors (under what category it is placed)?

What skills should I have to study psychology & I like to study about the boxy language & behaviors (under what category it is placed)?

Undergrad degree: In Psychology is probably what you are talking about. In addition to the general courses and college student would take you will need to take courses in research, statistics, general psychology, abnormal developmental psychology, and the like. If you eventually intend to become a psychologist you will need a doctoral degree plus several years of supervised experience and exams. See APA. Org

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Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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How did behavioral medicine develop vs developmental psychology?

How did behavioral medicine develop vs developmental psychology?

Developmental: Psychology said/says that you need to change your thinking to change your behavior. But a guy by the name of aaron beck said that you can change behavior first and that will help change the thinking.

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Dr. Thomas Delaney Dr. Delaney
Psychiatry - Geriatric
21 years in practice
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What are early goals of a clinical psychology session for depression--change behavior or thoughts?

What are early goals of a clinical psychology session for depression--change behavior or thoughts?

Both: Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses changing both cognitive distortions (thoughts, thinking) and also changing behaviors (actions) that are involved in depressed feelings (mood). The early goal is to start and commit to the process and also includes "homework". Keeping it simple is often the most easy to follow approach.

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Dr. Jerry Smith Dr. Smith
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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How can you improve your health with psychology?

How can you improve your health with psychology?

Mindfulness....: Mindfulness psychology can help a person gain better insight and awareness of their physical condition opening the door to improvement in mind and body. The mind and body health are connected and improving one invariably improves the other.

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Dr. Andrew Berry Dr. Berry
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What is the difference between a PhD vs D.psych. (Psychology)?

Research vs Clinical: A PhD is typically a research degree that emphasizes experimentation, time in the library, and publications with lesser of an emphasis on clinical work. A PsyD on the other hand, is a clinical degree that emphasizes work with patients instead of research quite so much

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Why is there a mental health section and a psychology section? Explanations please?

Why is there a mental health section and a psychology section? Explanations please?

Mental health: Mental health is pertinent to many medical specialties, because it can affect the illnesses each covers as well as patients' ability to work with treatment. Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc are all professionals working in the area of "mental health." so "mental health" is a large umbrella topic vital to overall health. Psychology is merely one area within that.

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Dr. Kevin Nasky Dr. Nasky
Psychiatry
12 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What do you know health psychology?

Health Psychology is: A specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior and social factors influence health and illness. Health psychologists are often consulted to help patients better understand both psychological antecedents that exacerbate illness, as well as the psychological effects of illness, and ways to mitigate both in order to improve outcomes.

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Dr. Jason Berman Dr. Berman
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Cheryl Wilczak Dr. Wilczak
Clinical Psychology
12 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: clinical psychology?

Definition/psych: Clinical psychology is a branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illness and disability. A clinical psychologist generally had a doctorate.

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Dr. Kevin Nasky Dr. Nasky
Psychiatry
12 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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In psychology, what is the difference between habituation and dishabituation?

In psychology, what is the difference between habituation and dishabituation?

Exposure = less fear: Habituation is the decline in response to fear-provoking stimuli with repeated exposure. Habituation is a passive process, in contrast to extinction, which involves active changes in cognition. Dishabituation is habituation in reverse, where one is resensitized to stimuli that had previously been habituated. Exposure therapy relies heavily on the concept of habituation.

Dr. Joseph Kwentus Dr. Kwentus
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
St. Louis University College of Medicine
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How precise is psychiatry vs psychology?

How precise is psychiatry vs psychology?

Moderately: Precision depends on the practitioner and not the discipline. As in many fields of medicine, many pracitices are understood with a degree of certainty, but many others are vaguely defined.

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Dr. Kevin Nasky Dr. Nasky
Psychiatry
12 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What kind of therapy is christian psychology?

What kind of therapy is christian psychology?

Therapy + Christian: Christian therapists are not a homogenous group in terms of psychoanalytical orientation and technique. Someone who advertises their services as a "christian" therapist is usually a therapist (of any psychoanalytical persuasion) who integrates christianity-based spiritual counseling into their psychotherapeutic work.

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann Dr. Zimmermann
Psychiatry
18 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What is psychology? Is it the same as psychiatry?

What is psychology? Is it the same as psychiatry?

Similar: Psychology is the study of behavior. Clinical psychology is the diagnosis and treatment or mental disorders. Psychiatry is the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. These two disciplines have different training and have different focus for treatment.

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Dr. William Hancur Dr. Hancur
Clinical Psychology
41 years in practice
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How are psychotherapy and clinical psychology different?

How are psychotherapy and clinical psychology different?

An apple and orange: Clinical psychology is a field of study or discipline. Psychotherapy is a treatment that is employed by clinical psychologists. Psychotherapy is aimed at behavior change to improve the quality of life of the patient.

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Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
Psychiatry
39 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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Can you please tell me how psychology and psychiatry differ?

Can you please tell me how psychology and psychiatry differ?

Psychiatrist is MD: A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in psychiatry, a branch of medicine, has gone to medical school, completed an internship and residency and maybe further training in child, geriatric, forensic, or addiction psychiatry. Can prescribe medication just like any other md. Psychologists go to graduate school after college, get phd in psychology.

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Dr. Carlos Neu Dr. Neu
Psychiatry
years in practice
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What is the main difference between psychology and psychiatry?

What is the main difference between psychology and psychiatry?

Educational track: Psychiatrists are medical doctors who after completing their graduate courses specialize in the field of psychiatry. Being physicians they are licensed to precribe medications. Psychologists on the other hand studied normal psychology and psychological disorders in a non medical domain. In the usa psychologist can treat mental illness but are not licensed to prescribe medications.

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Dr. Richard Levenson Dr. Levenson
Clinical Psychology
28 years in practice
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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Can you believe in biolgical psychology and biological treatments?

Psychology: Yes. There is overwhelming evidence that biochemical changes in the brain are related to behavior, moods, and emotions, and medications can, in part along with psychotherapy, affect positive changes in those areas.

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Dr. William Hancur Dr. Hancur
Clinical Psychology
41 years in practice
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What is the difference between counseling and clinical psychology?

What is the difference between counseling and clinical psychology?

PhD vs EdD: Clinical psychology resides within the department of psychology (PhD) whereas counseling psychology is in the department of education (EdD). Typically, the patient population for clinical psychologists is more pathological than for counseling psychologists and the training for clinical psychologists is more focussed on psychopathology.

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