What is the difference between seeing a psychologist and psychiatrist in Singapore?
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.