Psychologist Versus Psychiatrist

In my private practice, I am frequently asked about the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist. Many of my clients will ask me if I can prescribe medication to them. The answer is no. In the state of Georgia, a licensed psychologist cannot prescribe medications. So, what are the training requirements for a psychologist or a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist attends medical school and spends many years training to prescribe medication after deciding upon a specialty. He ...

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