Psychologist Vs Psychiatrist

Psychologists typically work on the cognitive side of things. Typically they use either Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), or Talk Therapy. Sessions typically are 45 min to an hour. In most states they aren’t allowed to prescribe medication. They typically have a PhD or PsyD Degree. PhD’s generally do more on the research end. PsyD usually do more

Psychiatrist on the other hand generally prescribe meds. They typically aren’t dealing with the cognitive distortions.Sessions last roughly 20 min. They typically have MD or PHD degrees.

These aren’t to be confused with Master in Social Work, LMFT, or others.

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