Psychologist vs. Psychiatrist
LaSandra A. Stinson
There is a great need to understand the mental psyche of individuals, in this day and time. In the wake of war and suicide bombings, the public at large struggle to understand the thoughts of individuals that commit such act. Psychologist and Psychiatrist are the people who study the mental process and behaviors of such individuals. There are many similarities between the two disciplines. Both psychiatry and psychology come from the Greek word, Psyche, which means Soul. In modern society, the word, Psyche means mind, or use of the mind. They both provide the same type of treatment, by using verbal communication,
Thus, they conclude that prescribing a hormone balancing drug will "cure" a patient. While there are similarities; there are also some differences between psychologist and psychiatrist. One major positive that psychiatrists and neurologists bring to the table is empirical evidence that certain traumas cause behavioral problems. Three notable differences are education level, medical practices, and research practices. Psychology use psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, and personality defect studies to help patients deal with mental issues. Each one sets out to solve the same problem in different way. Although both disciplines ultimate goals are the same; there are differences that make each of the distinct. They ask the same questions, give the same suggestions. It is related to the medical field more explicitly, and generally assumes that the chemical and physical makeup of the neurons, hormones, and brain control behavior has and effect on patients"tm mental state. Becoming a psychologist is not easy though; students must go to a graduate school program to obtain a masters degree. It would depend on ones belief about the origin of their mental issue. While Psychiatry is actually one of two related fields, the other being Neurology. Psychologists rely on patients"tm account of an event to determine the cause of a concern.