What is the difference between psychology and psychiatry?
Therapists who work in the area of psychology studied psychology in school and learned to do therapy by talking with people or using other non-medical approaches. Psychiatrists went to medical school and can prescribe medications to help people deal with situations, feelings, or issues. Many clients go to a psychiatrist for medications and also go to a therapist to learn more effective ways of dealing with life. Most therapists and psychiatrists expect to work together to help clients make changes in their lives. Research has shown that just taking medication is not usually an effective way to make changes that last; it is usually necessary to include therapy to have changes that last.
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