What's the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

2016-05-10 02:52
 
Please don't say "one studies psychiatry and the other psychology", I want to know the actual difference and what each does.
1#
2016-05-10
The difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist is that psychiatrists specialize in mental health and mental disorders like schizophrenia and ADD while psychologist is a scientist trained in psychology. Learn more from http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/features/psychology-vs-psychiatry-which-is-better.
2#
2016-05-10
a psychiatrist gives medicine, thats the only difference.
3#
2016-05-10
A psychiatrist can issue drug prescriptions to patients. A psychologist cannot. They both deal with counseling and mental health, it just depends on what field they are in.
4#
2016-05-10
One is a MD, the other is not.
5#
2016-05-10
About 250K/year

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