(non-psychiatrists): Primarily trained and experienced in treating
medical conditions, some physicians have training in treating mild
mental problems as well. Your physician will be able to recommend
a mental health specialist if your symptoms require it.
Psychiatrist: Psychiatrists are medical providers with specialization in the
treatment of psychiatric illness. Psychiatrists are licensed
to prescribe medication as part of a treatment program.
Psychologists: A psychologist has a master’s or doctoral
degree and is an expert in psychology, with training in counseling,
and psychological testing. Psychologists cannot prescribe medications
to treat your symptoms.
Social Worker: A social worker is a specialist
who provides counseling services and support. Social workers
can often recognize mental
illness and recommend further help.
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Types of Mental Health