- Susan Fletcher, Ph.D.
What is the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist Anyway?
You may be wondering what the difference is between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist. I'm often asked and totally understand that it can be confusing.
I'm a Psychologist with training in psychopharmocology but I don't prescribe medication. Psychiatrists prescribe medication.
Often I see patients who see me and a Psychiatrist. When that happens, I'm always wanting to make sure that I have permission to talk to the Psychiatrist so we can coordinate our treatment.
But that is not the only difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist. As a consumer, I'm sure it is confusing to you when you think about it.
So here is a video that I produced to help you know the difference.
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