Monday, March 15, 2010 11:03:33 AM
Psychiatrist is a medical doctor with an MD specializing in Psychiatry. They write prescriptions.
Psychologist is a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology or Psy.D. They typically see clients in in/out-patient settings and don't write prescriptions. Most Psyc research comes from Ph.D. Clinical.
Saturday, March 13, 2010 2:26:51 AM
"Ya know, It's funny that the Psychologist is the one who has to go to medical school and can dispense medication, but the psychiatrist gets paid more, even though he has no degree and anyone can be one." "Wrong way round, Einstein."
Actually, no. Both have to get a Ph.D/Psy D. The only actual difference is the psychologist focuses more on general psychology and less on neuroscience. The psychiatrist its the other way around. The psychiatrist can dispense medication but not provide much therapy, the psychologist provides psychotherapy.