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Psychology Vs Psychiatry Vs Neurology
Do universities or researches ever recruit for case studies? (not looking to get paid) neurology, maybe psychiatry psychology?
Talk vs. medication: Clinical psychologist might help you through the life-style changes on emotional, cognitive and behavioral levels through various techniques. While psychiatrist are potentially trained in provision of psychotherapy, their primary focus is medication management if the stress becomes unbearable and functioning of the client is impaired. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Medical training: Psychiatrists go to medical school for 4 years and residency for another four years. Then many take a board examination. Psychologists get training in a university and obtain a phd. They have to write a thesis and do a internship and sometimes a post doctorate. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
READ BELOW: A psychiatrist is a physician, a trained medical doctor. He will probably have more familiarity with medical illness that has psychiological symptoms. Also as a dr hr can prescribe medicaltions. These range from helpful to necessary, because there are things that will not respind to talk therapy or cognitive behavioraltherapy. As psychologist a ph d has had years of study and can be excellent too. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Trying to decide between psychology and psychiatry. What do you think are the benefits of each path? How do I decide?
Medical model: Training for psychiatry is decidedly very medical - one would have to obtain a MD degree (during which time you are working in various medical specialties that have nothing to do with psych... including surgery, gynecology, cardiology etc), and then at least 4 years of residency (usually starts out with 6 months of internal medicine and 3 months of neurology). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would like to develop neurofeedback software. Can you tell me what degree would be best for me? (psychology, neurology, biomedical research)?
Choices: There are multiple ways to prepare yourself to do this. Neurology requires a medical degree (md or do) plus 1 year of internal medicine internship, then 3 more years in neurology residency. Psychology education varies depending on how you mean to use it -- but you'll need a phd to do independent research. Biomedical engineers typically have an ms or phd to do this kind of research & development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinical psychology or psychiatry question: i heard that yawning really is contagious, is that true?
Yawning: Yes, studies have shown in humans that yawning is contagious! there is still much to be understood why we do it (and many other animals) and why is it contagious. Some researchers think it has to do with social bonding. It doesn't usually become contagious until about age 4. Kids with autism (and challenged social bonding) are half as likely to "catch" a contagious yawn. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What specialty has to do with psychology from the neurological standpoint? I've been told I have at least 20 years until nanotech brain repair arrives
U need commitment: I stopped smoking 1988 and i never took medication , i simply stopped carrying any cigarette with me and for the first three months only my pride prevented me from asking for a cigarette when i saw some one smoking but than it went out totally of my system. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Trouble thinking (unpred., comes & goes); really hurts me @ work. Just don't know who to see. Psychiatry? Neuropsychiatry?Neuropsychology? Neurology?
Start w/family doc: He/she will make appropriate referrals. Neuropsych testing can give you more information. Natural approaches from a nutritionist or nutritionally oriented doc would be good. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Some overlap: There are several conditions that are both neuro and psych, but in general psychiatric covers mood, behavior, cognitive function, attention. Neuro incolves motor and/or sensory abnormalities, several types of pain issues, seizures, headahes and several types of tumors, as well as some infections and neuro degnerative conditions. ...Read more
Does psychiatric medicine withdrawal leave your neurology all messed up until you take three medicine again or something to replace it. Will it recove?
Yes, you will: Recover if u decrease very slowly the medications one by one, together with the doc who prescribed the meds. If u have stopped all ur meds cold turkey on ur own, ur brain & body have readjust 2 quickly & withdrawal sx can be pretty awful to endure. Pls: go back 2 see ur doc, establish an entrusted relationship. If u feel s/he is not the best 4 u, find somebody else, u have 2 proceed w/ a dr. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which physical conditions/infections can present themselves with psychiatric and neurologic manifestations?
Many : There are multiple physical conditions or infections that can result in psychiatric symptoms. ...Read more
One with a licence: Any Doctor with a license to Prescribe medication can can Prescribe these medication. For example a Primary Care Doctor, a Geriatrician, an internist, a Neurologist, a Psychiatrist, etc. These medications are mainly used for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, but they have many other uses too. Certainly, a Neurologist would usually be the most educated/learned type of physician to. ...Read more
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