What is the difference between seeing a psychologist and psychiatrist in Singapore?
Age: 16 - 29Psychiatry
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A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health (psychiatry). To qualify to be a psychiatrist, we must first complete medical school and qualify as medical doctors. Subsequently, we undergo 5 to 6 more years of post-graduate training and examinations to specialize in psychiatry. A psychologist is not a medical doctor, but a mental health professional who has either a Master's degree or a doctorate (PhD) in psychology.
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