If you’re a psychologist or a psychiatrist, you know that the difference between the two professions is HUGE and VERY IMPORTANT. If you do something else for a living, you probably don’t care at all about the difference. Fair enough.
But just in case you’re interested, here’s the short version:
Psychologists hold doctoral degrees in psychology (PhD, PsyD, EdD) and generally do therapy and psychological evaluations.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors (they went to medical school) and generally do medication evaluations and management.
Can’t get enough? Want to know more? Check out this article I wrote over at Health eCareers: