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There Is A Longstanding Debate Between Psychiatrist Vs Psychologist

Those who have struggled with Mental Illness have been the recipients of stigmatization, cruelty, and fear up until fairly recently. It was only in the twentieth century that medicine has begun to tackle Mental Issues in a meaningful way thanks to the work of countless physicians compiling the diagnostic bible known as the DSM-IV which catalogs all manner of pathological symptomology that allows for patients to be diagnosed and treated. When it comes to be treated by a psychiatrist vs Psychologist, many patients remain in the dark.

The largest difference between both fields is education. Psychiatrists are doctors and have completed medical school, as well as rotations into all departments, before entering into a psychiatric residency. The training and sheer scope of knowledge these doctors have is levels above what a psychologist has.

The largest different between both is education. Psychiatrists are physicians in the same way that an oncologist or surgeon is a physician, in that they have completed the arduous task of medical school, as well as their residencies. To commit yourself to the path of psychiatry is to commit yourself to upwards of eight years of schooling.

The two approaches are different, but only from their base and they each have their pros. Psychiatrists are clinical and approach Mental Disease as a imbalance of chemicals and hormones that flow through the brain. Psychologists, on the other hand, look at man as a being that reacts to stimuli according to a certain series of rules.

Depending on the issues that a particular patient has, it may be necessary to go to a psychiatrist first and foremost for the simple reason that they are the ones that can prescribe pills. With their training in pharmacology, they understand how different levels and compounds can have an effect on the brain and, subsequently, the behavior of those that are suffering. While the therapists cannot prescribe medication, their methods have proven to be successful in a number of cases.

These do not include things like Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder which are tied to serious chemical imbalances and must be regulated by medication since, without pills, many patients can become a danger to themselves or others. There has never been a case in which a schizophrenic has simply talked away the voices and hallucinations in their mind. Some cases demand pharmacological intervention.

That is not to say that patients should be afraid of doubling up – they shouldn’t. In fact, there has been extensive research to suggest that the efficacy of drugs is increased when paired with behavioral therapy. A therapist is trained and continually comes into contact with a particular cross section of patients that fall into their specialty which may not be the case with a physician.

The debate between psychiatrist vs psychologist is likely to continue unabated within the academic realm. It is up to patients to be informed of their own conditions and the options they can take advantage of when it comes to getting better. The only thing that matters at all in this debate is the successful treatment of individuals who are struggling to live full and productive lives.
The Avalanches – ‘Frontier Psychiatrist’

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August 12th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Post Trauma Stress Disorder

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Do I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd)?

I went through some psychological trauma, basically my parents fighting, and not speaking to each other for months, my dad wouldn’t listen to me about how I felt. The trauma has ended for 3 months, but I’ll never forget what happened.


Flashbacks/memories/images of what happened.

Physical reactions to flashbacks (rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, etc.) Also some emotional reactions (heartache)

Certain things trigger flashbacks.

Slight phobia for things that cause flashbacks.


Rooms where Traumatic events occurred.

Eyes and eyebrows. (Reminds me of dad’s furious eyes and eyebrows during arguments with mom)

Is this Ptsd? How can I stop flashbacks? I know that it’s over, but it just comes back!
I recently had chest pain and slight headache from last flashback.

It is uncommon for what you described to cause PTSD but it is possible. Since it has been less than six months the more accurate diagnosis is Acute Stress Disorder.

48 hours & 10 beats (Post Traumatic Stress)

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How To Finally Beat Panic Disorder For Good

Do you understand at all what it takes to beat Panic Disorder for good? I’m not specifically talking about methods for short term relief here either, I’m talking about long term relief – a change in your life for the better. If you have the time today to listen to what I have to tell you, then you will find that you are about to be given all the tools that you need in order to finally be rid of panic and Anxiety.

What Is Anxiety?

I’ll try my best not to confuse you here today, so I’ll speak in simple terms. Anxiety and Panic is what happens when certain feelings in your mind trigger a release of adrenaline into your body’s blood system that generates a feeling of fear that is inescapable. You see, Adrenaline is supposed to help us protect ourselves by pumping blood faster, and giving us extra strength, but when we dont need adrenaline, the feeling can be quite frightening, and even painful to some.

Controlling Anxiety

I can tell almost anyone how to gain control and beat panic disorder, but as someone who is recovered, I completely understand that the feelings that cause auxiety in your body may actually be quite hard to face and accept. Most sufferers may not even be aware of what feelings actually trigger their anxiety in the first place, so it is needless to say that it is a tricky battle.

In order to gain control of your thoughts, you will first need to practice methods that instigate calm. Many people get success meditating or practicing controlled slow and deep breathing. This short term relief method will allow you to gain a better perspective of the situation that you are in, and grasp the underlying thoughts and problems that are actually causing you to panic and become anxious.

How To Beat Panic Disorder

The key when it comes to getting past panic and anxiety long term is to understand that the very thoughts and emotions that cause panic are just thoughts, and can’t hurt you or endanger your life. This can be difficult, as often we have little or no control over how these thoughts can affect things such as the release of adrenaline into our blood stream, which certainly makes things a little more difficult. The key at the end of the day is to try and initiate calm, so that you can be with your thoughts, interpret them, and understand them better.

Next, you will need an understanding that all thoughts that create anxiety are fueled by our current situation, which we can be in complete control over. When I talk about life change, this is where it comes into place, as a simple life change can often help you beat panic disorder in the first place.

Many millions of people over the world currently suffer with anxiety and panic, and whilst many of them manage to beat panic disorder, many others have a great deal of trouble regardless of the amount of advice they receive. This is a serious situation to be in, so please do not discount the importance of speaking to your doctor, so that you can get the best help possible at the end of the day.
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