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Old 11th January 2018, 7:06 AM   #16
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I thought you said psychiatrist that was my bad. I'm glad you found one, I see a psychologist in March due to waiting list.
I did. I had to settle for just regular therapy. Psychiatrist was nearly impossible to get an appt with, plus I feel a lot better now, mentally. So therspy is good for now. I donít feel the need for the meds like I thought I needed before.
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Old 12th January 2018, 3:18 PM   #17
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Be very skeptical.
They may understand you in a superficial way but not enough to make a difference. They may claim to specialize in a certain problem like grief but they do not really.


Good luck to you.
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Old 12th January 2018, 9:41 PM   #18
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Be very skeptical.
They may understand you in a superficial way but not enough to make a difference. They may claim to specialize in a certain problem like grief but they do not really.


Good luck to you.
What would you recommend if it turns out that way?
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Old 12th January 2018, 10:57 PM   #19
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Ideally you would see a therapist first and then be recommended to a psychologist for medication depending on what they are gathering in your sessions.

I would wonder if you can't do that in reverse. You already have a psychologist, so ask them about therapists they commonly partner with. After all, the best treatment comes from having two specialists that are familiar and understand each others method of diagnosis.
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Old 12th January 2018, 11:33 PM   #20
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I did. I had to settle for just regular therapy. Psychiatrist was nearly impossible to get an appt with, plus I feel a lot better now, mentally. So therspy is good for now. I donít feel the need for the meds like I thought I needed before.
Happy to read the initial contact went well. Will you be able to see this therapist/psychologist regularly, like every week or every other week? I found consistency to be very helpful, especially when working specifics and making behavioral changes. Your situation may be different. IMO, if you can get where you want to go without meds, more power to you. That's the ticket. There may be other health-related changes which can be tried instead of straight brain meds. Good luck!
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