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Hi, I would like to know if you want to see someone as a therapist a person to talk to regarding the issues you have which doctor would be the right person to see would it be a psychologist or psychiatrist? I can't find anyone with the word therapist and I heard it should be either psychologist or psychiatrist. I'm not sure which is right. Which one do you think is right? Please let me know soon.

Thank You,

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So which kind of doctor would be right to see to talk to? I don't have such problems from what your saying I just really need to speak to someone like a therapist, counselar etc. but I don't know which is right. Can you tell me which is right? Please let me know soon.

Thank You,

June 30, 2013 - 10:48am
DaisyN Guide (reply to Melissa6666)


It might be best to see a psychologist and he will be able to determine if he can help or if your condition needs further help from a psychiatrist. 



June 30, 2013 - 6:48pm
Melissa6666 (reply to DaisyN)

Hi, I don't have problems to see psychologist or psychiatrist I just really want to speak to a counselor or a social worker I want to know is it right to see such doctor? Please let me know soon.

Thank You,

July 1, 2013 - 9:32am
DaisyN Guide

Hi Melissa6666,

A psychologist primarily aids the depressed patient through counseling and psychotherapy. He may hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) and be called "doctor," but is not a medical doctor (M.D.).

A psychiatrist, on the other hand, is a medical doctor, and while he may also perform psychotherapy, he can additionally prescribe medications and perform medical procedures such as electroconvulsive therapy or transcranial magnetic stimulation. 



June 29, 2013 - 7:49pm
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