How does a psychiatrist differ from a psychologist? Who should I consult?
The basic difference is that a psychiatrist is a doctor who has completed medical studies and can prescribe patients medication. Psychiatry is a branch of medicine which specializes in diagnosis, prevention and treating disorders and mental illnesses with the help of medication if needed. Psychologists concentrate on establishing the cause of a given problem, on the factors, which determine people’s behavior and its consequences for themselves and their environment. They help clients understand their emotions, actions, reactions and by means of co-operation find methods of coping with difficult situations and reduction of pain. A psychologist does not prescribe medication.
Thanks to close co-operation between psychologists and psychiatrists in our centre, we are able to consider each client’s situation in a complex manner and suggest the most effective method of therapy. We make all efforts to ensure that everyone who seeks our help will find complete professional and effective assistance.
If you have any doubts as to whom you should consult about your problems, please contact us by e-mail. We will assist you in choosing the most appropriate specialist for you.
The Counselling Centre for Foreigners of the DIALOG Therapy Centre offers the help of experienced and effective psychiatrists. All specialists who work in our centre regularly take part in training and academic conferences and expand their expertise in their daily work with hundreds of hospital patients. They distinguish themselves by their empathy and engagement.
Our specialists provide assistance for the following conditions:
- Major depressive disorders, mood disorders, bipolar disorders;
- Anxiety disorders;
- Sleep disorders;
- Psychosis, psychotic disorders, schizophrenia;
- Memory disorders;
- Behavioral disorders;
- Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and others);
- Personality disorders.
The psychologists of the Counselling Centre for Foreigners of the DIALOG Therapy Centre specialize in psychological consultation and counselling. They also conduct psychotherapy for individuals. They help better understand the nature of the problems with which people struggle, their emotions, feelings, and teach various ways of coping with these problems.
The employees of our centre constantly improve their qualifications, in order that the help offered would be most effective.
As part of the psychological services provided, our specialists offer help in the following scope:
- Anxiety disorders,
- Emotional and decision making problems,
- Interpersonal problems (problems in establishing satisfying relationships, close relationships with people),
- Coping with stress and difficult situations,
- Life crises,
- Personal development.