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Psychologist vs. Psychiatrist: What’s the Difference
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Psychologist vs. Psychiatrist: What’s the Difference

Psychologists and psychiatrists study the brain, emotions, feelings, and thoughts, but they're not really the same. The distinctions are all about education, training, practice, and salary.

You can call them all doctors, and despite their differences they work together to treat patients who need help coping with life.

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