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Can a clinical psychologist diagnose psychiatric diseases?
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Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
As a psychiatrist, i frequently rely on neuropsychological testing for adhd.
They te conducted by psychologists.

In brief: Yes
As a psychiatrist, i frequently rely on neuropsychological testing for adhd.
They te conducted by psychologists.
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Dr. Vivek Prasad
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most state licensing laws allow clinical psychologists to diagnose "mental and nervous disorders" .
Clinical psychologists probably vary more in terms of the settings and types of psychiatric disorders they trained with than psychiatrists do. Those well-trained will often do in-depth assessments with psychological testing. Psychiatrists will also emphasize ruling out medical disorders.

In brief: Yes
Most state licensing laws allow clinical psychologists to diagnose "mental and nervous disorders" .
Clinical psychologists probably vary more in terms of the settings and types of psychiatric disorders they trained with than psychiatrists do. Those well-trained will often do in-depth assessments with psychological testing. Psychiatrists will also emphasize ruling out medical disorders.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Both psychiatrists and psychologists use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5th edition published by the American Psychiatric Association to diagnose patients.

In brief: Yes
Both psychiatrists and psychologists use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5th edition published by the American Psychiatric Association to diagnose patients.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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