Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 9 months ago

Do social workers give medication?

I have an appointment with a social worker. I need medication. I suffer from OCD. I am not go to waste my time seeing someone who can't help me with meds.

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  • Layne
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    No of course not. They do help with consults. So fart speech therapists are useless. No help for me.

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Nope. However, a lot of them work in doctor's offices and can suggest to a doctor to write a prescription for you. But you know, a LOT of problems can't be solved by popping a pill and a change in attitude is what it needed. For instance, there is no drug to keep you (well, except for making your a zombie) from "catastophising" things (this is an over-the-top example, but that means something like thinking "if I don't buy milk today, Earth will descend into nuclear war".)

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  • Spin
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    NOPE, no, no, no

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  • 9 months ago

    No, social workers do not prescribe medications. Social workers are "case managers" - they manage to ensure that a patient has access to multiple disciplines, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, speech therapists, and many other social interventions as might be appropriate to each individual case. Your insurance company generally requires a social worker in order to determine what other professionals are needed. That said, you also have what are termed "licensed clinical social workers" which are what most people consider "therapists". Whether these individuals can prescribe medications is dependent upon state law.

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  • 9 months ago

    No, they are not doctor's

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  • Tulip
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    NO THEY DO NOT!!!!!

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Only an MD like a Psychiatrist can issue meds.

    • Kelly
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Some clinical psychologists can.

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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    A social worker is not a medical professional and therefore cannot prescribe meds.

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  • 9 months ago

    No they can't legally give medicine. They can however get you a referral to a Dr or Nurse practitioner that can.

    • Lili
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Even nurse practitioners have to work under the supervision of a physician, who signs off on the prescriptions.

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  • Kelly
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    No, a social worker does not give medications. They are not a medical professional.

    For meds, you need to see a Physician.

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