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Hello. I would love to know the differences between psicology and psychiatrist. And Paranoid, Neurotic and Psicothic.
Thank you.. Guillermo

Dear Guillermo Velázquez A,

A psychologist and a psychiatrist mainly differ in that one is a medical doctor (the psychiatrist) and the other has their doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD).  

Paranoid, Neurotic and Psychotic refer to the various ways a person may view the world and their interactions with others in it.  Mostly these refer to maladaptive, disordered views of the world and relationships.

Here are some resources that you may find helpful:

American Psychological Association

American Psychiatric Association

Psychosis (you can also look up Neurotic and Paranoid)

Kindest Regards,

Monique Thompson LPC

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