Originally Posted by PSYDR
so how would the outcome of ANY of these conditions vary between those treated by a psychiatrist? who utilize a PCP to medically clear the patients prior to tx?
yes in a utopian world everyone would follow up with their pcp. But many psychiatric patients do not even have a pcp. Not all patients need to be cleared by medicine to see a psychiatrist, because we can clear our own patients. Being medical doctors we know how to treat the above conditions. Where the prescribing psychologist would have to have someone else clean up their mess.