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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,
Melissa

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Melissa6666

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,
Melissa

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

Melissa,

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. 

Best,

Daisy

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,
Melissa

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. 

Best,

Daisy

June 29, 2013 - 7:49pm
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