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Do therapists diagnose or give medication?

Psychiatrists are medical doctors specializing in the diagnosis and medical treatment of various mental illnesses, and they are able to diagnose and prescribe medication. There are times when family physicians do this as well.

If you are wanting more information about the diagnosis and prescription of medication for mental illness, it would be wise to ask your family doctor first. If you do not have access to a family doctor, you can always seek help from doctors in walk-in clinics within the Guelph‑Wellington region.

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