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Q. What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Answered by
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 09, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am looking into a career in child psychiatry, but cannot really understand the difference between what a child psychologist would be doing and what a child psychiatrist would be doing. Any child psychiatrists out here who can give me some information?

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • A child psychiatrist is a psychiatrist who is a medical doctor and treats patients of child psychiatry by pharmacological and non-pharmacological means. They are specialists and gain specialization after attaining a medical graduate degree.
  • A child psychologist is a specialist who is not a medical doctor. They assess the patients and try to treat patients by non-pharmacological methods like behavior therapy or psychotherapy.

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