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What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

July 4, 2013 0 comments

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (M.D.) who completes medical school, an additional four-year psychiatric residency and is licensed to prescribe medications.

A psychology doctor normally completes five to seven years of graduate school and may hold a degree as Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Ph.D.), Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), or Ed.D., a doctorate in educational counselling. A Master’s level psychologist holds a M.A. or M.Sc, Master’s in Psychology, and normally completes 2 to 3 years of graduate study.

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