There is a difference
Scope of Practice
They Don't Know...
The care and safety of the mentally ill of
Oklahoma is in jeopardy!
A national effort is currently
underway by the American Psychological
Association to obtain independent privileges
for psychologists to prescribe psychiatric medications. Training of psychologists centers around an internet-based
It is important to remember:
- Psychologists do not have the medical background
necessary to safely prescribe brain medications to patients.
- Medications for the treatment of mental illnesses are among the most
potentially dangerous drugs for patients, and when not properly used,
can cause convulsions, epilepsy, heart arrhythmia, blood diseases, coma,
stroke, or even death.
- A psychiatrist is a medical physician trained to
diagnose and treat medical-psychiatric illnesses.
- Some psychiatric illnesses may appear to be psychological when in fact
they have a critical biological cause, like depression caused by thyroid
Help keep the mentally ill
of Oklahoma safe!