Psychiatry & Psychology
Psychology is a field of study focus on behavior and the mind of an individual. Humanistic Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Human Factors Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Abnormal psychology, Positive Psychology, School Psychology, Social / Personality Psychology, Engineering Psychology, Experimental / Research Psychology, Geriatric Psychology, Sports Psychology, Comparative Psychology and Physiological Psychology are different fields of psychology. Mental health condition of an individual may benefit from assessment and treatment with a licensed psychologist.
Psychiatry is the branch of study deals with diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health and behavioral disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with an affiliation of M.D. or D.O. who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Both mental and physical aspects of psychological problems are assessed by qualified psychiatrists. Individuals seek psychiatric help for many mental health problems those can be sudden, like panic attack, fearsome, visions, suicide thoughts, or hearing "voices". Long-term conditions such as grief, hopelessness, or anxiousness that causing everyday life to feel biased or out of control.
Psychiatrists diagnose the problem and treat by prescribing required medications. They spend plentiful of their time with patients on medication management as a course of treatment.
Psychologists do not concentrate on prescribing medicines but focus widely on therapeutic approaches such as psychotherapy and treating with behavioral intervention for emotional and mental suffering patients.