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What Does a Psychologist Do?

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Sunday, January 08, 2017

What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist? It’s an age old common question, so if you don’t know, don’t feel bad. Psychologists in Winter Park, FL at Psychological Affiliates want you to understand the differences between psychologists and psychiatrists so you can be better informed on who you may need help from. In many cases, people are unaware of which one they could use help from, but do not worry, even after reading this article, if you are still a little foggy on who would best suit you, scheduling a visit with a doctor can help you sort out that question. Psychology in Orlando, FL at Psychological Affiliates is balanced, as the doctors here work together for your sound mental health. When you have doctors collaborating with significant issues, you gain an entire support team that works behind the scenes to ensure the stability in your mental health.

 

It is important to recognize the similarities between a psychologist and a psychiatrist so that you can truly understand the differences. Sometimes psychology, sociology, anthropology, and psychiatry can all seem to blend together as they all involve the study of human behaviors. Each sector, focuses on a different spectrum of behavior however.

 

Psychologists and psychiatrists are both trained and educated to help people with their mental health challenges. Some people think that psychiatrists are only for the “crazy” people, but that simply isn’t so. Although, you do tend to find more psychiatrists in facilities for those that cannot function in normal society, but that is because those people generally need medication for balance. Do not view medication as a negative. It in no way a negative; many people can function at high levels professionally and in society with the aid of medications. Life is challenging, and sometimes it is necessary to speak to someone on the outside of your circle, even to just share and talk your thoughts through (WebMD, LLC, 2017).

 

Psychiatrists are medical doctors that undergo a longer internship and residency after graduating from medical school versus a psychologist. Psychiatrists, being a medical doctor, can prescribe medications, whereas a psychologist cannot. They are both there however, to talk you through any problems or issues you may be facing. There are a small number of states that will allow limited prescribing by a licensed psychologist if they study and complete a course in psychopharmacology. Psychologists are also specifically trained in giving psychological tests such as I.Q. tests and personality tests (WebMD, LLC, 2017).

 

When a psychiatrist is examining a patient, they focus more on the patient’s neurochemistry and biology to explain the patient’s current state of position. Whereas a psychologist will focus on studying the patient’s behavior. They recognize that patterns lead to answers as to why a patient is unhappy. Behavior such as sleep patterns and eating patterns all contribute to a person’s current state of mind. They also give insight into a patient that may not realize they are even depressed. It is all interconnected (WebMD, LLC, 2017).

 

With a doctoral in psychology, psychologists simply take a different approach than that of a psychiatrist, however, they both seek to achieve the same results; helping you cope with your problems. They both address mental health problems, and traditionally are both trained in psychotherapy. The difference in their education focus gives a broader spectrum to approaching mental health problems and unveiling the solutions (WebMD, LLC, 2017).

In many cases, patients do not have severe mental health issues and merely need a sounding board for their thoughts to be sorted out. Advice from a professional can give a person the confidence they need in moving forward in life, both personally and professionally. Many professions are high stress vocations. Statistically, there are professions that have higher suicide rates than others, and that is simply due to the pressures that come with that particular vocation.

It isn’t unusual to feel down, distressed, and even overwhelmed. A psychologist seeks to relieve those feelings no matter where they stem from. They also seek to uncover where they stem from in efforts to finding a healthy solution to those feelings. There is a reason why psychologists are in such high demand; nothing can replace the confidence in feeling grounded and balanced; ultimately at peace. Dr. Day is a psychologist in Winter Park, FL, and would love to help you. Feel free to call for an appointment today. Take the first step in securing a happier future.

(WebMD, LLC, 2017).

 

 

References:

WebMD, LLC. (2017). Psychologist or Psychiatrist: Which Is Right for You?. Retrieved from http://webbed.com


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