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Doctor's Visits

Posted by Don on August 10, 1999, at 2:24:58

In reply to Re: Thanks for input, posted by grace on August 9, 1999, at 16:50:00

> >Don, just a few posts up, there are some very cyclothymic people talking. I don't why it can be so nerve wracking going to see a doctor about depression and cycles and things. Doctors, psychiatrists in particular, will believe what you say. They know you're not there just to waste tax payer's money or insurance company's money, noone really likes to go to their drs (it reminds them of their mortality) unless they have a problem.
> I hope I helped. I'm trying to guess why you are uncertain about going to talk with your dr. You could when you make the appointment, tell them what it is regarding.

Actually, it's more a matter of communicating with the professional in a way that he/she will understand it as you live it. Communication. I'm not too nervous about seeing a prof., that's not it. I'm just not "savy" on how to communicate to the person so that no misunderstandings or gaps are left in their mind, so they can make a well-rounded, informed diagnosis. I have been to the doctor for various ailments such as bronchitis and what not, but have never been to a prof. for a so-called "mental illness" or disorder, so it's quite new to me, not to mention a bit humbling.

Yes, I would assume that hopefully the docs and therapists do believe in one's sincerity. After all, that's all they have to draw from in their analysis. My main concern is to be precise and efficient in the evaluation so that the correct treatment (whatever it may be) can be started.




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