Hi! I have Panic attacks.

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Hi have panic attcks so my parents decided to bring me to doctor. Is there any difference between psychologist and a psychiatrist? Where should i go to cure my panic attacks?

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    A psychiatrist is a psychologist who can prescribe pills while a psychologist is mostly talk therapy.  Talk therapy would be wonderful to cure panic attacks, but you may have to take some meds too.  But you will definitely need to find a good psych who you are comfortable with in order for you to form a good doctor/patient relationship.  It may happen right away, it may take awhile.  Don't give up =-)  You can do this.  
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    Yeah a psychiatrist is a doctor that helps with emotional problems. He can also prescribe medication. A psychologist is a person who can't prescribe meds but can help in other ways, certain types of therapy.

    my psychologist is helping me with staying in the now. Real interesting.

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    psychiatrists treat you with medication. psychologists sometimes offer advice and write up reports on your symptoms  A doctor could prescribe medication if he knows enough about it. He will usually refer you to a psychiatrist if he does not have the specialist knowledge.
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