Can an online psychologist prescribe medication?
Last Updated: 23/07/2020 at 12:31PM
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Jul 23rd, 2020 07:54AM
Glenn Cajetan Nunes
Psychiatrists can prescribe medication. Not all psychologists (online or offline) can prescribe medication. You will have to check with the concerned psychologist – to see whether he/she is authorised to do so or not.
Jul 23rd, 2020 12:31PM
No, A Psychologist in India is allowed to prescribe medicines. However, psychiatrists are authorised to prescribe medicines. A psychiatrist is a professional who had undergone M.B.B.S and further education in psychiatry. This education included the study of pharmacology. Hence, Psychiatrist is authorised to prescribe medicines. A psychologist specialises in psychology (M.A/M.Sc in psychology) they are trained in counselling, talking therapies and behaviour sciences. they cannot prescribe medicine.