Any Psychologists here?

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  1. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    So, are there any (certified) psychologists on the boards? I want to become a psychopathologist. My interests so far include the affective disorders and schizophrenia.

    I will end it there, just in case you're all Computer Science majors and think I'm crazy. :)
     
  2. Jackie.Cane macrumors member

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    I have a masters in research psychology (developmental), but I am not a clinician.

    I have worked with many grad students and professors who are though, if you had any questions I could try and help.:)
     
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    *Sssshh, he's typing*
    *Shut up, I can't think*
    *It's my turn to talk*

    Never mind the DID, which one of us would you like to speak with?
    *Annngh, that black apple logo..ick..I see lots of butterflies in New York*
    *Were you ever in New York?*
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    *Niagra Falls?! Slowly I turn. Step by step*
    *Knock it off, he's done typing*
     
  4. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nice to meet you. :) I'm helping to set up a psychophysiology lab, later we'll be doing research on depression and anxiety. I'm not sure if research is for me, or clinical practice, teaching, etc. But I'm fairly confident it's one of those.

    When did you know psychology was for you?
     
  5. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hilarity. :D
     
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  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm in training...I have an MS and am getting ready to do qualifying exams.... My area is mixed child and adult neuropsychology and in research I'm interested in biological bases of depression too.
     
  8. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    I have the BA in psychology, but stopped there. Though I do apply a lot of what I learned in psychology for my art and concepts.
     
  9. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Cool! Good luck with your studying. :)

    Really anyone can share, I just wanted to get a discussion going on psychology.

    I take it you're an artist then? Freelance?
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Done a quick psychology degree (well, a few more weeks until it's "done") but want to then do medicine and eventually psychiatry. I liked psychology as a course although found it was taught with too much of a theoretical bias. Schizophrenia is a pretty interesting condition to study. I'm probably going to focus more on depression and bipolar disorders. :)
     
  11. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I thought about psychiatry, but MD is a whole new ballgame, not sure I'd make it. Are you taking some time off, before you apply to medical school?
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, six months just to save up some money. Won't have quite so much spare time when medicine starts. :(
     
  13. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm afraid of stopping, I might not be able to start again. :p
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I'm in the same boat. I haven't not studied since I was five. :eek:
     
  15. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    You guys forgot to mention OCD. :(
     
  16. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

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    We're the cool people, 'cause we're up late.

    We can't forget OCD, I have OCD.

    We can't forget OCD, I have OCD.

    We can't forget OCD, I have OCD.
     
  17. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    Yeah ... I always feel safe doing everything 3 times. I'm trying to convert myself over to the 1 time rule though. ;)
     
  18. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I redo stuff over and over. It's a pain in the ass.

    It turns out real polished though! :D
     
  19. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    Yeah ... It's like a personal quality control program that follows you around everywhere you go. :mad:
     
  20. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

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    And there's like no treatment for it... you really have to talk yourself out of it, I guess. I find that's really tough.
     
  21. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    I take a high dose of Prozac for it, but that's like drinking whiskey for a tooth ache. :cool:
     
  22. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

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    An eloquent analogy sir. :cool:
     

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