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pro's and con's of psychologist prescribing medications

What are the pro's and con's of psychologist prescribing medications?

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1. What are the pro's and con's of psychologist prescribing medications.

There is no consensus and much debate on whether or not psychologists should prescribe medications, and some agree and some disagree (psychiatrist, clients and even some psychologists). For the most part those who agree put forth the pros and those that disagree, the cons. Will the psychologists prove to the psychiatrists that they also have the power to prescribe medication or will they failed to do such action on treating the mental-ill persons?

Some of the pros mentioned:

(1) Psychologists argue that they are better equipped with client knowledge and have longer relationships and follow-up that the physician who now prescribes medication for many mental disorders, after a one-time, few minute visit, and seldom ...

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Discusses if psychologists should prescribe medication and the pro's and con's of psychologist prescribing medications. Supplemnted with an information articlee addressing the topic.

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