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Old 09-06-2020, 02:45 PM   #1
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What skills would govern psychiatric treatment with or without drugs in a high or ultra-tech setting? Physician (B213)? Psychology (B216)? The description of Psychology says it's applied, which doesn't seem to indicate clinical knowledge.
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Old 09-06-2020, 02:51 PM   #2
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Physician (Psychiatric) is a mandatory specialty of Physician introduced in Horror (p. 29), it defaults to Physician (General) at -4 and Psychology (Clinical) at -5. Psychology (Clinical) is a mandatory specialty of Psychology also introduced in Horror, it defaults to Psychology (Applied) or Psychology (Experimental) at -5 and Physician (Psychiatric) at -5.
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Old 09-06-2020, 02:53 PM   #3
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Physician (Psychiatric) is a mandatory specialty of Physician introduced in Horror (p. 29), it defaults to Physician (General) at -4 and Psychology (Clinical) at -5. Psychology (Clinical) is a mandatory specialty of Psychology also introduced in Horror, it defaults to Psychology (Applied) or Psychology (Experimental) at -5 and Physician (Psychiatric) at -5.
Aha! I should have checked Horror. Thank you, Alexander!
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Old 09-06-2020, 03:24 PM   #4
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Old 09-07-2020, 03:56 AM   #5
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Pharmacy (Synthetic) would probably be involved as well. In a dystopian future Surgery would be an option.
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Old 09-07-2020, 09:34 AM   #6
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Pharmacy (Synthetic) would probably be involved as well. In a dystopian future Surgery would be an option.
I would think Diagnosis (w/possible specialization) first but Physician(Psychiatric) probably covers _prescribing_ the right drugs. Pharmacy(Synthetic) would probably be more about making the drugs. A real expert might have some points in it and Physiology(w/possuiible specialization) anyway.
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Old 09-07-2020, 10:57 AM   #7
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Plenty of herbal ingredients have positive psychological effects when proscribed properly, so Pharmacy (Herbal) would also apply. Many Esoteric Medicine traditions also focus on psychological ailments, so they may actually be useful substitutes for Physician (Psychiatric) when it comes to prescribing medicines through Pharmacy (Herbal), and may actually be adequate substitutes for Psychology (Clinical) when it comes to therapy. In general, I would allow Physician (Psychiatric) to default to Esoteric Medicine at -4 when it comes to herbal treatments and Psychology (Clinical) at -4 when it comes to therapy.
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Old 09-07-2020, 06:55 PM   #8
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I would think Diagnosis (w/possible specialization) first but Physician(Psychiatric) probably covers _prescribing_ the right drugs. Pharmacy(Synthetic) would probably be more about making the drugs. A real expert might have some points in it and Physiology(w/possuiible specialization) anyway.
Yeah doctors and psychiatrist can prescribe but its based off recommendations but pharmacists do a better job of knowing what the interactions between various drugs are. Also might be more current on side effects and other fun facts.
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Old 09-07-2020, 07:27 PM   #9
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but pharmacists do a better job of knowing what the interactions between various drugs are.
But Pharmacy skill is not the professional skill of being a pharmacist; it's the skill of knowing how to make and administer drugs. Physician skill is the skill you use to prescribe drugs, and part of that is knowing their effects and interactions.
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Now I am drifting off into what skills Ariane Emory has. (Yes, I know it should just be "Professional Skill (Psychset Designer)".)

(From the novel "Cyteen" about the woman who heads a vast corporation that manufacturers "azi", i.e. brainwashed clone slaves.)
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