Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

Psychiatry vs. Psychology - difference between the two?

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    $100h/r vs $200/hr.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Fundamentally it is the same work, however, a psychiatrist must go to Medical School which is an extra four years above the normal bachelors degree. Psychologists do not go into med school, but usually get a higher degree in psychology (masters, doctorate). The biggest difference is that psychiatrists are able to perscribe medicine to their patients, where as psychologists can't. Hope this helped.

  • 1 decade ago

    Psychiatry: The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

    Psychology: 1. The science that deals with mental processes and behavior.

    2. The emotional and behavioral characteristics of an individual, group, or activity:

  • 4 years ago

    a psychologist analyzes behavior, such as one who has a drinking problem or one who feels depressed all the time. it takes a license to become a psychologist, so obtaining a masters or doctoral, depending on your area of specialization. the salary depends on your state, but psychologists generally earns about 35k to 110k. there are many factors that determine this, such as your level of education, experience and region. a psychiatrist specializes in treating mental disorders. they are certified to prescribe medicine; they go through medical training to do so. similar to psychology, psychiatry takes 4 years to get a bachelors, then 2 more years in medical school (to be certified). if you chose to specialize in a specific field of psychiatry, such as child psychiatry, you may want to consider additional training. the salary can also range, depending on state, and addtional factors. most psychiatrists can earn 140k to 200k per year. but a general starting salary can be 60k i hope i helped (:

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  • 1 decade ago

    The former can prescribe medications along with the behavioral therapy. Training to be a physician is the only additional difference.

    Source(s): HCP
  • 1 decade ago

    one of them can prescribe medicine, the other can't... I'm pretty sure that's the only difference.

  • 1 decade ago

    medicine / prescription permission

    Source(s): fact
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