POLICE BLOG BY ALPHABETICAL ORDER: CRIMES, ACCIDENTS & OTHERS
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I decided to add mental illness issues to the blog. I think that officers deal a lot with people with mental illnesses.
Rossy Parker 08-27-2012
What's the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
Both kinds of professionals treat people with problems that vary widely by degree and type, from mild anxiety to schizophrenia. Both can practice psychotherapy, and both can do research.
The short answer is, psychiatrists are medical doctors and psychologists are not. The suffix "-iatry" means "medical treatment," and "-logy" means "science" or "theory." So psychiatry is the medical treatment of the psyche, and psychology is the science of the psyche.