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Old 08-07-2011, 12:39 PM
sugarkang sugarkang is offline
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Default Re: John has gone off the deep end

Originally Posted by AemJeff View Post
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Originally Posted by AemJeff View Post
They're pretty much are mutually exclusive. One requires an MD and the other doesn't. A psychiatrist can prescribe medication, a psychoanalyst can't. Psychoanalysts engage in talk therapy ("the couch") and group therapy, and other behavioral modalities. Psychiatrists engage in the practice of a medical specialty (just like cardiologists, rheumatologists neurologists, and every other medical specialty.) There's really very little in common between them.
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?
The mixing of populations lowers the cost of being unusual.
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