I guess that's it. When you take psychology, right in the beginning you'll know the difference. The psychiatrist is the one who went to medical school and can prescribe you medicine. The psychologist is the one who probably didn't go to medical school and can't prescribe anything.
Psychiatrists see if your meds are working for you and if they arent then you have to chnage them........Psychologists help you with your emotional problems......so lets go crazy crazy crazy till we see the sun......lol
One (Psychiatrist) is a medical doctor. The other (Psychologist) is a PhD. I'd be willing to bet they both can prescribe medicines to a certain extent, the doctors having more range. They both do behavior analysis and work with mental disorders.
all of this is true. the biggest difference is there schooling. The psychiatrist education focuses much more on hard science like chemistry, biology, brain anatomy and physiology. A psychologist studies more soft science like... well psychology, and some religion. They will commonly work together, or at least assist each other in more unofficial relationships where one will commonly recommend the other. hope that helps.