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24th July 2010, 09:37 PM
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What is the difference between psychologist & psychiatrist?


Hello.. I am ghazala .i am waiting for result of ba. In ba ,my subject is applied psychology & education . I am confuced ,in which subject i did ma/msc?q2 i am average student ,i am not good in english ,problam is that,ma/msc is only in english medium?i want to become psychiastrist. I hope you understand my problem.reply must.bye.




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25th July 2010, 02:17 PM
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the basic difference between psychologist and psychiatrist is that the psychologist knows the psychology/mentality of the person but the psychiatrist is one who cures the person who is not mentally fit.
as your subject in ba is psychology and both of these fields are related you can be a psychiatrist in future.
as far as english is concerned you have to work on grammer in your writing and speaking and i am telling this by reading your question. and if you really want to speak english good then you have to increase your vocabulary of english that means you have to increase the collection of words you know.
good luck
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25th July 2010, 03:13 PM
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hii friend.... you can sure be a psychiatrist but you need to work hard more develop you English by talking to your friends...English is really a easy language...difference between psychiatrist and psychologist is only a degree if you do msc clinical psychology you can be a psychologist and if you do phd psychology you can be a psychiatrist only a degree difference... psychologist is based on clinical basis and psychiatrist is based on human psychology.........
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psychologist are doctors who diagnosis psychological dis orders and treat them by means of psychotherapy,they rely more heavily on standardized test to diagnose the heavier dis order....and psychiatrist holding MD degree on their other hand they have goin medical school an have completed 3 or 4 years of residency training in psychiatry.. they can prescribe drugs to treat behavior dis orders,....

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25th July 2010, 06:29 PM
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Difference between psychologist & psychiatrist

(1)

Pschologist, are the person who Councels the patient with problem of Dipress, lack of confidance etc. and if requires then carry out some therapies like- Psycotherapy for there betterment.

Psychiatrist, are the person/doctor who will treat the patient, with all his braing related diesease, will prescribe medicines, and if necessary will forward it to Neurosurgeons in case of any surgery.

(2)

One can become Psychologist after persuing MA/M.sc and P.hd in the subject of Psyghology.

For becoming a Psychiatrist one need to persue, MBBS with specialisation in Psychiatry, means they are complete Doctors.

(3)

Psychology is a General degree.

Psychiatry is a medical dergee.


So, the things areclear now, for becoming Psychiatrist you have to persue MBBS. But since you are already a BA (psychology) passed, better to go with the same and persue upto P.hd for better career possibilities.




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25th July 2010, 06:34 PM
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hello,
you can become Psychologist after persuing MA/M.sc and P.hd in the subject of Psyghology. but one can become Psychiatrist when they have done MBBS with specialisation in Psychiatry
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25th July 2010, 10:27 PM
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Hello.. I am ghazala .i am waiting for result of ba. In ba ,my subject is applied psychology & education . I am confuced ,in which subject i did ma/msc?q2 i am average student ,i am not good in english ,problam is that,ma/msc is only in english medium?i want to become psychiastrist. I hope you understand my problem.reply must.bye.
The simplest way to describe the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist is that a psychologist primarily aids the depressed patient by counseling and psychotherapy. A psychiatrist may also perform psychotherapy; but, in addition, can prescribe medications and perform ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). A psychiatrist is a medical doctor. A psychologist may hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) and be called "doctor"; but, is not a medical doctor (M.D.).
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26th July 2010, 01:40 PM
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A psychatrist is a doctor who prescribes medicine for the patients suffering from mental illness.He uses therapies as well as medicines to cure and prevent the diseases whereas a psychologist hold a BA/BSc/Phd in psychology.He cannot prescribe medicines and treats people using word therapies and counseling.
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12th August 2010, 10:14 PM
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Dear friend,

more or less both of these professionals help to cure mental or mind-related problems of human life,through some therapy procedures and counsellings.

But there are some points where these two fields surely differs.

The educational background is the first thing to find for this difference.

A psychiatrist has a degree in medicine and a psychologist has a doctoral-level degree in psychology,that is a psychologist is not an M.D but a psychiatrist is an M.D.

For this,psychiatrists can prescribe medication, while psychologists cannot.

Hope now you can trace the differences..

All the best!
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14th August 2010, 02:21 PM
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what is clinical psychology?how is it useful?describe nature,career,for scope of clinical psycholgy?basic knowledge a clinical psychologist should have?any new information in this area?
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14th October 2010, 11:41 PM
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psychiatrist is a person who treats mental disorders,
psychologist is a person who has done Phd in psychology.psychologist just studies and does analysis,research regarding psychology,mental behaviour.
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15th October 2010, 11:07 AM
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I will give a basic clarity,
see psyche means mind.
logy means study &
iatriea mean medical healing.
So you might have got what is psychology (study of mind ie basically illness due to mind)
and Psychiatrist means medical healing of mind related diseases (mental & emotional disorders)
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15th October 2010, 12:37 PM
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what is clinical psychology?how is it useful?describe nature,career,for scope of clinical psycholgy?basic knowledge a clinical psychologist should have?
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY: Meant for diagnosis,treatment,prevention of mental disorders.
QUALIFICATION:A masters/doctoral degree,training,and a license is required to become a clinical psycologist.
Here two doctoral degrees are available:

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PSYCHOLOGY[PH.D]-having a role in research and science works.
DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY[PSY.D]-having a role in clinical and practitioner works.
A doctoral degree is required for an independent practice which is a 5-7 yrs of graduate study.
CLINICAL PSYCOLOGISTS: they are not the medical doctors and do not prescribe any medications and but often work in hospital sectors included in geriatrics as wel as pediatrics[adult and child] having a role in treating mental health disturbances,and psychiartric disorders like depression.
NEED: they should have good communication skills to work in all the private and academic settings,hospitals.
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15th October 2010, 12:45 PM
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PSYCHOLOGIST:deals with the depressed patients by counselling and psycotherapy.

He holds a doctoral degree [phd] but he is not a medical doctor[md].

PSYCHIATRIST: performs psycotherapy and also prescribes medications and can also perform electro convulsive therapy[ECT].

He is a medical doctor.
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15th October 2010, 06:05 PM
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Both are related to the human psycholgy which studies the behaviour of indivials mental level.
This both are the branches of science
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18th October 2010, 08:51 AM
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The difference between psychologist and psychatrist is
psychologist is who handling the subject in education
he will be a counsellor in carying and solving the student problem and he is the one who support them in the education
The psychatrist is he is able to cure the patients at the same time he will be a guidance and counsellor
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hello... i am now waiting for university entrance... i have just got my STPM result last month and thank god, it was awesome... now, i'm tthinking of pursuing myy first degreen in psychology in one of malaysia's university. my question is, can a psychologist turn out to be a psychiatrist after furthering his/her study? i've read many articles about it. some say yes... and some say no... im really in confusing now. by the way, to be honest, my english isn't really good. my other questin is that how about the job oppotunities in psychology and psychiatric. please, i really need to know about this asap because the close date for selecting courses in university is geating nearer.... thanks...
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9th March 2011, 06:30 PM
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What is the difference between psychologist & psychiatrist?


Basic Difference Between Psychologist And Psychiatrist -



A Psychiatrist is a Medical Doctor And A Psychologist is Not A Doctor.

A Psychologist Is A Scientist Trained In Psychology.

A Psychiatrist Is A Physician Who Specialises In Psychiatry.


So, Psychiatrist Are Medically Trained Doctors Who Have Chosen to Specialise in Treating Mental Disorders.

And Anyone Who Has Obtained A Psychology Degree Is Entitled To Call Themselves a Psychologist.
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6th July 2011, 12:26 PM
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iam a fsc student my subjects are maths stats and economics but i want to be a psychiatrist doctor now please tell me can i be a psychatrist because of my fsc in mentioned subjects if so tell me what subjects to take in bsc and in masters and what to do afterwardssome training or diploma or what please tell me its really urgent
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For becoming psychatrist what qualification required because right now i am in tyba in psychology
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hi!sir i have completed my bsc nursing i m interested in dong msc psychology.am i eligible to doit
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