I am trying to decide which doctor I need to go see for my issues I am having and don't know which one I need to see. I need someone to talk to and to see if there is something wrong with me. Thank you for your answer.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Jul. 2, 2011 in Health
Answer by Imogine at 8:45 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
Answer by miss_lisa at 8:48 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
Answer by MrsMWF at 8:49 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
Answer by Imogine at 8:50 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
Answer by miss_lisa at 8:50 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
Answer by Imogine at 8:51 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
A psychologist primarily aids the depressed patient through counseling and psychotherapy. He may hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) and be called "doctor," but is not a medical doctor (M.D.).
A psychiatrist, on the other hand, is a medical doctor, and while he may also perform psychotherapy, he can additionally prescribe medications and perform medical procedures such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
There is an exception however. Two states -- Louisiana and New Mexico -- do allow appropriately trained clinical psychologists to prescribe medication with certain limitations
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:53 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
Answer by Imogine at 8:53 PM on Jul. 2, 2011