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1. Who is a Psychologist?
Psychologist is person who holds a degree in psychology and is able diagnose and treat mental illness with counselling therapies.They cant be called as doctor as they never attend a medical school and can't prescribe medicines.
2. What is the difference between Psychiatrist and Psychologist?
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can treat complex mental health issues like severe depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and suicidal tendencies by prescribing medicines.A psychologist is specialized in treating behavioral issues, learning difficulties and anxiety etc.
3. What is the work of a Psychologist?
A psychologist will talk to you and listen to your problems. He/She will do an interactive conversation with you to understand the cause mental distress.
4. Why should someone see a Psychologist?
One should consult a psychologist if facing issues like excessive stress, anxiety or any kind of phobia, anxiety or feeling too low for unusually long time.
5. Does a Psychologist prescribe medicines?
No, a Psychologist is not a medical professional specialized in medicines, so he/she can't prescribe medicines.They help in treating mental health issues with counselling sessions.
Study of normal and abnormal mental status, perception, cognition, emotion, and social behavior by experimenting, observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate and react to one another is known as Psychology. Individuals who study psychology are called Psychologists. Psychologists need a license to practice Psychology.
Psychologists usually do the following:
Psychologists and Psychiatrists differ greatly in terms of education and the action of treatment. Psychiatrists are trained medical doctors and they can prescribe medication and spend much of the time in medication treatment and the course of treatment. As Psychiatrists attend medical school and get trained under general medicine. After MD, they practice for 4 years of residency in Psychiatry. Whereas, psychologists focus entirely on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in the patients and behavioral intervention. Psychologists obtain a Ph.D. or PsyD doctoral degree of 4-6 years. Psychologists, throughout their study, focus on the history and science of psychological problems.
Following are the different types of Psychologists:
Following are the reasons for an individual consult a Psychologist:
As the treatment obtained from a Psychologist and the matter of the treatment being sensitive, the conversations between the patient and the Psychologist are kept confidential.