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Can a primary care doctor prescribe psychiatric meds?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Using medicines requires knowledge of doses, indications, adverse effects, and interactions with other medicines.

In brief: Yes
Using medicines requires knowledge of doses, indications, adverse effects, and interactions with other medicines.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Anthony Vita
Psychiatry
In brief: Yes
More antidepressant medications are prescribed by primary care physicians than by psychiatrists.
Any licensed physician can prescribe any medication, with a few exceptions. Primary care physicians vary greatly in their comfort level and skill in prescribing such medications, especially when using lithium or antipsychotics.

In brief: Yes
More antidepressant medications are prescribed by primary care physicians than by psychiatrists.
Any licensed physician can prescribe any medication, with a few exceptions. Primary care physicians vary greatly in their comfort level and skill in prescribing such medications, especially when using lithium or antipsychotics.
Dr. Anthony Vita
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Primary care
Sure they can. Main concerns over long-term continued prescribing is side-effects & possible liability issue.

In brief: Primary care
Sure they can. Main concerns over long-term continued prescribing is side-effects & possible liability issue.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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