Now, anyone who has studied psychology and psychiatry knows that the standard line is that psychiatrists are smarter than psychologists. However, this is a fiction. Let us explain. Psychiatrists study psychology half the time. Psychologists study psychology all the time. Therefore, psychologists are twice as smart as psychiatrists in the area of psychology. You are probably asking why then do we have psychiatrists. The answer is so that we will have medical doctors who can provide improved mental health treatment in medical situations. In addition, while psychologists are superior to psychiatrists in psychology, psychiatrists are superior to psychologists in medicine and, especially, neurology.
In actuality, the smartest mental health professional is not a person but a team. In simple terms, this team consists of a psychiatrist, a neurologist, and a psychologist.