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Now a day, mental illness is the reason of every problem. But it is hard to understand that what exactly is bothering you. People feel stress, sadness, grief and headaches most commonly, but they couldn’t decide that what they need is a psychiatrist or a psychologist. A Psychiatrist in Dubai deals with this kind of mental disorder. Although there are some similarities between psychology and psychiatry, there are also some important differences in their type of training, focus and treatment approaches. The primary differences between the two fields are mainly the education requirements, the specific training and practice.

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Difference Between a Psychiatrist and Psychologists:

Educational Difference:

Psychiatrists are physicians that have specific training in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses. In order to become a psychiatrist in Dubai, students first earn an undergraduate degree in medical university.

After finishing their medical training, they also complete an additional four years of residency training in mental health. This residency often involves working in the psychiatric unit of a hospital. They also work with a wide variety of patients ranging from children to adults who may have behavioral problems, emotional difficulties, or some sort of psychiatric disorder.

Psychologists must obtain a doctoral degree, which can take up to four or six years. Throughout their education, psychologists study personality development, the history of psychological problems and the science of psychological research. Graduate school provides careful preparation for a career in psychology by teaching students how to diagnose mental and emotional disorders in varying situations.

After graduate school, psychology students are required to complete an internship that can last one to two years.

Treatment Difference

As psychiatrist in Dubai usually being taught as medical doctors, they can prescribe medications, and they spend much of their time with patients on medication management as a course of treatment.

Psychologists focus extensively on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in patients with behavioral intervention. Psychologists are also qualified to conduct psychological testing, which is critical in assessing a person’s mental state and determining the most effective course of treatment.

 Psychiatrists tend to treat people who need their medical, psychological and social needs considered. These people can provide with a wide range of treatments in the field of human physic and behavioral sciences. According to a psychiatrist, their treatment domain include following modules:

  • General medication
  • including checking your physical health and the effects of medication
  • psychological treatments
  • Brain stimulation therapies
  • severe depression
  • schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder.

Psychologists are more likely to see people with conditions that can be helped effectively with psychological treatments. This might include behavioral problems, learning difficulties, depression and anxiety.

Psychologists focus extensively on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in patients with behavioral intervention. Psychologists are also qualified to conduct psychological testing, which is critical in assessing a person’s mental state and determining the most effective course of treatment.

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