Pyschological and Psychiatric Services
A Psychologist usually does testing related to mental health issues. Psychological testing is often beneficial in determining a more exact diagnosis when reported symptoms could fit several diagnoses. It may also be useful. Currently HFK/CFS does not employ any full time Psychologists. We do however have Psychologists that we refer to and work with on a regular basis to coordinate treatment for our clients.
A Psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. All Psychiatrists are trained in diagnostic evaluation and in psychopharmacological treatment. As part of their evaluation of the patient, among the mental health professionals only psychiatrists are authorized to prescribe psychiatric medication, conduct physical examinations, order and interpret laboratory tests. Currently HFK/CFS does not employ any full time Psychiatrist. We do however have Psychiatrists that we refer to and work with on a regular basis to coordinate treatment for our clients.