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Is It A Psychologist Who Does Diagnosis For Mental Illnesses?

Is It A Psychologist Who Does Diagnosis For Mental Illnesses?

I've attempted to search it online but it just confuses me. Does anybody here know?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Psychologists can diagnose and provide non-prescription therapies. Psychiatrists can diagnose and write prescriptions, but usually don't get involved with non-prescription therapies.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

It can be either or but a psychiatrist not a psychologist is the dr who can write an order for anti -depressants or necessary meds for depression and anxiety.
I used to see both I found psychiatrists to only care about writing script and only gave me 15 mins per appt. My psychologist gives me an hour of talk therapy discussing real life issues that chronic pain causes. This has been my experience.

Good luck πŸ€ Be well πŸ™πŸ€—

posted about 1 month ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Right now there's a mental health crisis. As far as I'm concerned the only doctor worth a tinkers damn is an ER doc. The rest have such poor training because med school is a joke. Bodies are not separate parts. The gut controls your mental health more than anything else. It's responsible for like 80% of our seratonin. And many other factors effecting depression. Whst these jerks don't get is that we're depressed because we hurt, not the other way around!

posted 25 days ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I refuse to ever go to the er I don't care if I'm dying after being treated like a drug addict for going to get my shoulder checked after I fell and tore my rotator cuff being refused medical attention I was screamed at how he wasn't going to lose his license because I was a junkie (his words) and being told I had to leave I will NEVER go back for myself. I've seen how they treated pain patients when I've sat with my husband. It's horrible and so degrading. I hate drs now they all terrify me.i have sever ptsd from being treated like I was garbage. It's sad they treat anyone like this pain patients and those suffering from addiction. No one should be humiliated because of their pain

posted 24 days ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Thank you so much for your responses. ☺️❀️

posted about 1 month ago
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