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 specialises 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.
Many people may seek psychiatric help for a variety of reasons, often being referred by their GP or on their own accord.
Below are a list of psychological health clinics, psychologists and psychiatrists in Cayman:
Health Services Authority (HSA) Mental Health Services
The HSA Behavioural Health Department provides a variety of services for children, adolescents and families. These include therapy for anxiety, trauma and depression; neuropsychology and psychiatric consultation and medication management and more.