Psychology | Psychological Care
Psychology services can give people the tools to better understand and manage emotions and thoughts. Psychology services are for both adults and children. Services include diagnosis, testing, evaluations and counseling.
What is psychological care?
Obtaining psychology services can include:
- Intelligence assessment
- Memory testing
- Personality assessment
- Neuropsychological screening
- Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment
Mental health conditions treated
Conditions and disorders that are treated with psychological care include:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Behavior disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Psychological treatments can provide a variety of options for people who need mental health care. Treatment options can include:
- Cognitive behavior therapy
- Education services
- Group and family therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Light therapies
Many people get confused over the terms "psychology" and "psychiatry," and what they mean in the deliver of mental health care.
- Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MD) or doctors of osteopathic medicine (DO) with training in evaluating and treating mental health conditions. They are able to prescribe medications to patients.
- Psychologists may have their master’s degree or doctorate in psychology (PhD) or education (EdD) and have experience treating patients using different psychotherapy techniques.