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Psychologist cannot prescribe medications. Psychiatrists can.

No, psychologists cannot prescribe medicine. Psychiatrists are the professionals who take medical school and therefore can prescribe medicine.

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Psychologists typically cannot prescribe medication. In most cases, only licensed medical professionals like psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, or primary care physicians are able to prescribe medication for mental health conditions. Psychologists are trained to provide therapy, counseling, and psychological assessments.

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