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Do both psychologists & psychiatrists have the ability to

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Do both psychologists & psychiatrists have the ability to write prescriptions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  jkcpa replied 1 year ago.


Thanks for your question.

No, only psychiatrists may write prescriptions as they are considered medical doctors unlike psychologists.

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.

Actually, it depends on the state one resides in. Psychologists in Illinois, New Mexico and Louisiana already have prescription privileges and psychologists in other states are seeking privileges.

Best regards,