Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by klmno, May 29, 2007.

  1. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    ok, i need help understanding difference between neurologist, psychiatric neurologist, psychiatrist neurologist, etc. i had a licensed psychiatric test difficult child last year and report says "neuropsychological", however, right now i wouldn't give a dime for the report.
  2. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    A neurologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diseases and disorders of the brain and central nervous system (for example, epilepsy and migraines).

    A neuropsychologist is a clinical psychologist (non-medical doctor) with extra training in how the brain functions. A neuropsychologist does extensive testing on cognitive and psychological functioning.

    A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who treats patients with mental health issues (anxiety, depression, mood disorder, etc).

    Did I answer all your questions?
  3. branbran

    branbran New Member

    That's a good question. I'm not sure of the difference either.
    Thank's for asking.
  4. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Thanks all!!