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Northern Montana Health Care

Psychology Providers:

For the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD, ODD, and other psychological issues in children, teens, and adults. Couples therapy and marriage counseling. Our Behavioral Health providers see patients at our Northern Montana Specialty Medical Center.

What is Psychology

Psychology is the study of mind and behavior. It is an academic discipline and an applied science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.

Psychology is really a very new science, with most advances happening over the past 150 years or so.  However, its origins can be traced back to ancient Greece, 400 – 500 years BC.

The emphasis was a philosophical one, with great thinkers such as Socrates (470 BC – 399 BC) influencing Plato (428/427 BC – 348/347 BC), who in turn influenced Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC).

Philosophers used to discuss many topics now studied by modern psychology, such as memory, free will vs determinism, nature vs. nurture, attraction etc.

What Is the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and Psychologist?
A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor (completed medical school and residency) with special training in psychiatry. A Psychiatrist is able to conduct psychotherapy and prescribe medications and other medical treatments.

A Psychologist usually has an advanced degree, most commonly in clinical psychology, and often has extensive training in research or clinical practice. Psychologists treat mental disorders with psychotherapy and some specialize in psychological testing and evaluation.


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