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Do universities or researches ever recruit for case studies? (not looking to get paid) neurology, maybe psychiatry psychology?

Do universities or researches ever recruit for case studies? (not looking to get paid) neurology, maybe psychiatry psychology?

Yes: Look up clinicaltrials.Gov on the internet. You can find studies that might be of interest to you and give information on recruitment. ...Read more

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Neurology (Definition)

Neurology is a field of study in which a person studies the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in brain, spinal cord, and nerve disorders ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between clinical psychology and psychiatry for lifestyle health problems?

Whats the difference between clinical psychology and psychiatry for lifestyle health problems?

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 more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the fields of psychology and psychiatry?

What is the difference between the fields of psychology and psychiatry?

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 more

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Can you please tell me the important differences between psychiatry and psychology?

Can you please tell me the important differences between psychiatry and psychology?

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 more

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Trying to decide between psychology and psychiatry. What do you think are the benefits of each path? How do I decide?

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 more

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I would like to develop neurofeedback software. Can you tell me what degree would be best for me? (psychology, neurology, biomedical research)?

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 more

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Could therapy, psychiatry, and or psychology work?

Could therapy, psychiatry, and or psychology work?

Therapy work?: The data is very strong that therapy helps people. Equally, psychiatric medication also helps people. The data is also clear for many significant emotional problems when medications and therapy are combined the effect is even more powerful. ...Read more

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Clinical psychology or psychiatry question: i heard that yawning really is contagious, is that true?

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 more

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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

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

No need to wait : Stem cell repair is just on the horizon. Consider consulting a Neurosurgeon or neurologist at a major medical center affiliated with a medical school with a vibrant neuroscience research center . ...Read more

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I know that to stop smoking you need psychology, but do you need psychiatry too?

I know that to stop smoking you need psychology, but do you need psychiatry too?

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 more

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Trouble thinking (unpred., comes & goes); really hurts me @ work. Just don't know who to see. Psychiatry? Neuropsychiatry?Neuropsychology? Neurology?

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

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How do a neurological disorder and a psychiatric disorder differ?

How do a neurological disorder and a psychiatric disorder differ?

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

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Does psychiatric medicine withdrawal leave your neurology all messed up until you take three medicine again or something to replace it. Will it recove?

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 more

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Which physical conditions/infections can present themselves with psychiatric and neurologic manifestations?

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

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Could chronic insomnia be a psychiatric or neurological disorder?

Could chronic insomnia be a psychiatric or neurological disorder?

Sleep disorder: There can be many different causes for sleep disruption and both psychiatric and neurological problems can affect. See a sleep specialist, perhaps do an overnight sleep study and get back on schedule. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can prescribe a Cholinesterase inhibitor, is it a psychiatric? Neurological?

What type of doctor can prescribe a Cholinesterase inhibitor, is it a psychiatric? Neurological?

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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Psychology (Definition)

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Psychiatry (Definition)

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