best to have both, one for medication, one to talk your problems through.. even better is to find one professional who does both...
A psychiatrist can prescribe you antidepressants or mood stablizers. I psychologist can not prescribe you anything. I think the psychiatrists are more schooled in drug interaction and psychologists are more schooled in therapy. Cognitive Behavioral therapy has been proven to be awesome. I think. Please correct me ANYONE if I'm wrong about any of this.
Have had to help my mom with her issues. Meet with a general practice doctor first, then a psychiatrist, let them advise you.
It depends on whether you want drugs or help.