psychological assessment

  1. whats involved when carried out by a psychologist?
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  3. by   suzanne4
    You need to be a little more specific. Are you speaking of a psychological exam in terms of seeing if someone is suited for a specific job? Checking specifically on someone's mental status?

    In the US, the psychiatrist is either an MD or DO that has completed medical school and a 4 year residency. They can prescribe medications, hospitalize patients, etc.

    The clinical psychologist has a PhD in psych and has done a one year internship at a hospital, but is not able to write for any medications.

    Hoep that this helps, not sure exactly what you are looking for.........
  4. by   catz

    sorry i was forgettin were i was. k ive had most the oast 12mths off work, sick notes say depression and anxiety. saw psychiatrist, did all the usual psychiatric questions etc etc. and queried ptsd and gad, but hasnt as far as i know made ny official dx.
    they have now (12mths later lol) decided to send me to a psychologist. good idea maybe but she wants to do a psychological assessment which i assume is somewat different to the psychiatric thing. she is a psychologist, not a psychiatrist or a psychotherapist. so ny ideas?
    Last edit by catz on Mar 26, '04