Psychiatry and psychology are overlapping professions, where practitioners of both are mental health professionals.
Their area of expertise is the mind - and the way it affects behaviour and well-being. They often work together to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental illness. However it is important to understand the difference: a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating mental illness whereas a psychologist has a doctoral degree in psychology, which is the study of the mind and behaviours. Cayman has a number of both, who along with counsellors provide mental health support for the community. People seek psychiatric help for many reasons, often being referred by their GP. Below are a list of psychological health clinics, psychologists and psychiatrists in Cayman: