What Is A Psychiatrist?
What Is A Counselor?
Which profession is better for your needs?
- If you have an issue that could benefit from medication, then you should see a psychiatrist.
Psychiatrists have the ability to write prescriptions. In the case of someone with bipolar disorder, for example, the drug Lithium can help to balance out the different extreme responses caused by bipolar disorder.
- If you are stressed about work or your home life, then you should see a counselor.
A counselor can help identify your stress triggers. Once your triggers have been identified the counselor can help you come up with ways to combat your stress so it doesn't get out of hand.