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What is the difference between psychopharmacology and psychiatry? Would a psychopharmacologist help more in finding the correct medicine?

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In brief: Definitions

A psychopharmacologist is typically a psychiatrist who identifies as having studied psychiatric medications in significant depth and has a very technical approach to medication management.
If someone is looking for purely medication management and possibly has had difficulties finding a helpful medication in the past, then a psychopharmacologist is a good option to try.

In brief: Definitions

A psychopharmacologist is typically a psychiatrist who identifies as having studied psychiatric medications in significant depth and has a very technical approach to medication management.
If someone is looking for purely medication management and possibly has had difficulties finding a helpful medication in the past, then a psychopharmacologist is a good option to try.
Dr. Jessica Langenhan
Dr. Jessica Langenhan
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Psychiatrists are physicians with special training in diagnosing & treating psychiatric disorders.
Knowing what to treat is vital. Most but not all psychopharmacologists are psychiatrists who specialize further in meds, but other physicians and in some states psychologists also can prescribe. If you have been "treatment resistant, " consult a psychiatric psychopharmacologist.

In brief: Depends

Psychiatrists are physicians with special training in diagnosing & treating psychiatric disorders.
Knowing what to treat is vital. Most but not all psychopharmacologists are psychiatrists who specialize further in meds, but other physicians and in some states psychologists also can prescribe. If you have been "treatment resistant, " consult a psychiatric psychopharmacologist.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: Not necesserily

Psychopharmacologist may not be a medical doctor and although he/she might know a lot about medication he/she might not be able to diagnose your condition that well.

In brief: Not necesserily

Psychopharmacologist may not be a medical doctor and although he/she might know a lot about medication he/she might not be able to diagnose your condition that well.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
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In brief: Psychiatry

All psychiatrist by training show know how to prescribe meds, this is psychopharmacology, the science of prescribing meds some psychiatry training program still focus on psychotherapy but most do on meds on a days.

In brief: Psychiatry

All psychiatrist by training show know how to prescribe meds, this is psychopharmacology, the science of prescribing meds some psychiatry training program still focus on psychotherapy but most do on meds on a days.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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In brief: All psychiatrists...

All psychiatrists are trained nowadays in the use of medication to treat certain mentland emotional conditions such as depression.
Psychopharmacology is the name for these treatment methods. But as with all medical specialties and subspecialties, some psychiatrists concentrate in particular on the use of medications.

In brief: All psychiatrists...

All psychiatrists are trained nowadays in the use of medication to treat certain mentland emotional conditions such as depression.
Psychopharmacology is the name for these treatment methods. But as with all medical specialties and subspecialties, some psychiatrists concentrate in particular on the use of medications.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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