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What Are The Differences Between Psychiatry And Neuropsychiatry
Type of training: Both psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrists (behavioral neurologists) both start with medical school. Psychiatrists focus on psychiatric disorders, most of which have no identified brain cause; neuropsychiatrists get additional training in neurology and focus on disorders that may have a defined brain problem such as a stroke that is causing or contributing the behavioral difficulties. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below...: Depression is a mood disorder whereas ptsd is an anxiety disorder. The theme in depression is one of sadness; in ptsd, it's one of fear and nervousness. While a traumatic event may have happened in the life of a depressed person, the occurrence of a traumatic event is a requirement in the diagnosis of ptsd. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
VERY DIFFERENT: Parkinson's is disease of misfolded protein usually occurring in older males, associated with tremor, stiffness, loss of balance, etc. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune mediated disorder of people in their 20's and 30's, occas in childhood, and typically a pattern of relapses and remissions, with a variety of neurological symptoms. Meds for the 2 conditions are very different. See mayo clinic. ...Read more
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
Aphasia: Aphasia is an inability to use language, either receptively, i.e. Understand spoken language, or expressively, i.e. Speak meaningful language. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/aphasia.Html dyslexia is a learning disorder, and comes in a number of varieties, e.g. Visual for written language, auditory for spoken, etc. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/learningdisorders.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thoughts vs Moods: Schizophrenia is a disorder of a person's thoughts, known as psychosis. Psychosis involves having hallucinations and/or delusions. In schizophtenia, the most common hallucinations are auditory, whereby the person hears voices and the most common delusions are paranoid in nature. Bipolar disorder involves a problem with one's mood. Manic episodes, or extreme mood elevations is the main hallmark. ...Read more
MS v FM: MS is an illness in which there are lesions in the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Fibromylagia (FM) is a condition in which there is muscle and bone area pain, fatigue, and issues with sleep, mood and memory. There are no lesions in the brain, spinal cord, or optic nerves in FM. The causes of each are not known. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A job and a process: Optometery is the name for the profession that examines eyes and prescribes glasses, contacts and identifies diseases to refer them to ophthalmologists as needed. Orthoptics is the process of eye exercise used to correct malpositions and other defects of eye motions. It is like saying what is the difference between a mechanic and an air powered wrench. ...Read more
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder causes diminished or absent Theory Of Mind (TOM), face recognition, social communication & social reciprocity. TOM = the ability to understand that others may react to a stimulus differently than oneself or have a different point of view. Social Anxiety or Social Phobia, discomfort around social interaction & fear of being embarrassed & judged by others, has none of the above deficits. ...Read more
Psychiatrist versus neuropsychiatrist.: Personally i don't see much of a difference. I have never used the term neuropsychiatrist although i consider myself quite well-versed in the field. We are all trained in psychiatry and neurology. My take on it is that there are some people who think that they are so super specialized in the application of medications that they feel entitled to put neuropsychiatrist after their name. To me it basically indicates someone who probably does not have a lot of interest in doing psychotherapy and the type of broad general practice of psychiatry that the typical frontline psychiatristis quite familiar with.I am curious as to what my colleagues think about this issue. ...Read more
Mood: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder which includes distinct episodes of highs (mania) and lows (depression). Schizophrenia is a chronic thought disorder which includes hallucinations and delusions. Schizoaffective disorder is schizophrenia with depression, mania, or both. ...Read moreSee 2 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
It is complex: Multiple personality is when -usually due to severe trauma, different parts of the personality actually become separate. Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder where a person has biologically based chemical imbalances where they are paying attention to internally generated stimuli, hearing or seeing things not experienced by others, or having fixed false beliefs they may act on. Treatments differ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No difference: Emotional/mental health is essentially the same thing. The terms are used interchangeably. ...Read more
Depression: Sadness is an emotion that lets us know we need to slow down and address certain issues in our lives. Depression is often an inability to do sorrow work effectively, things mount and are unresolved and you mood suffers. Read the free articles on depression on the soundmindz.Org website for daily support.Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The same deficits : in reciprocal social interaction caused by lack of joint attention, facial recognition & theory of mind underlie all types of autism. Autistic Spectrum Disorder is now the diagnosis that "lumps" autism, AS & PDD-NOS in the DSM-V. There was a misperception that the old diagnosis of AS always implied superior cognitive skills. The DSM-IV required a "normal" IQ (> 70), not necessarily avg. or >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severity: In autism social, communication and restricted range of or odd behaviors is characteristic, in asperger's disorder there are social pbms and a restricted range of, or odd behaviors. In schizophrenia, hallucinations and or delusions in the context of impairment is required. There is often someover lap in that perceptual abn can be present to different degrees in all 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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