Over 30 years of experience in the field of Psychiatrist. Interested in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety served as a consultant to the WHO.
Fortis Malar Hospital
Invited speaker at the World Congress of Psychiatry at Buenos Aires in 2011
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A psychologist is someone who studies abnormal and normal mental states, emotional, cognitive, and social processes, and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and to their surroundings. While talk therapy often comes to the mind when people hear the word psychologist, this profession actually incorporates a wide range of specialty areas which include things such as animal research and organizational behavior.
Clinical psychologists diagnose and treat people who experience psychological distress and mental illness. They also conduct psychotherapy and develop treatment plans and are often seen working in mental health clinics, hospitals, and private practice.
Psychologists focus on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering with behavioral intervention. Psychologists are also qualified to conduct psychological testing but in most cases, cannot prescribe medications to their patients.
Psychologist treat mental illness by using a treatment method called 'Psychotherapy' and sometimes referred to as 'talking therapy'.
It allows the patient to:
It has been already proved that these treatments work well for emotional, mental and behavioral issues.
Because a psychiatrist is a trained MD, he or she can prescribe medications and spend much of their time with patients on medication management throughout the course of treatment. But psychologists can not prescribe medications and focus extensively on psychotherapy (Talking Therapy) and treating mental and emotional suffering in their patients with behavioral intervention.