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Old 08-07-2011, 12:55 PM
AemJeff AemJeff is offline
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Default Re: John has gone off the deep end

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You ruled out scripts as the primary tool of a psychiatrist.
You ruled out talk therapy as the primary tool of a psychiatrist.
We're left with "the practice of a medical specialty."
Could you explain that?
Psychiatrists might receive training in psychotherapy - to varying degrees - and there are certainnly psychiatrists who engage in psychotherapy; but their primary training is medical. (What is I "ruled out scripts" supposed to mean?) Psychotherapists are limited to "therapeutic communication techniques" and aren't qualified to make medical decisions, precribe, formally diagnose, or otherwise act as an MD. Psychotherapy and related modalities are the primary tools of a psychoanalist. That's not the case for psychiatry.
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