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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.
Psychologists are the ones who study the mental process and human behavior by observing and understanding how people relate to one another. They can diagnose and treat the behavioral and emotional disorders of an individual.
Psychologists usually do the following:
Individuals who are suffering from any of the following medical conditions can consult Psychologists.
Psychologists can treat individuals suffering from depression with online programs, and e-therapies. They can also use consultation programs like cognitive behavior therapy [CBT], interpersonal therapy, behavior therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy [MBCT].
Following are the different fields of psychology:
A healthy individual can consult a Psychologist once in a year for a checkup of his/her mental condition. If an individual is suffering from any of the mental disorders or diseases, then one should consult a Psychologist once a week for about 3-4 months or should follow all the instructions as directed by the doctor.
A type of anxiety disorder that causes a person to experience extreme fear about a situation, living creature, place, or object is called phobia. Psychologists can treat phobia through medications and counselling therapies.