Posted by g_g_g_unit on October 20, 2011, at 3:43:47
In reply to Re: what a jip, posted by violette on October 19, 2011, at 21:30:24
There's no need to take a knee-jerk, presumptive and borderline derogatory tone towards me. This thread was a follow-up to a recent one in which I explicitly conveyed that my psychiatrist had referred me to a professor because he was out of prescribing ideas. I also made reference to that fact in the first post of this thread.
Maybe the reason I go from "doc to doc" is because I was diagnosed as alternatively suffering from schizophrenia (without any reasonable justification) and later Asperger's. Maybe the reason I go from "doc to doc" has something to do with the way attentional issues are explicitly ignored where I live, contrary to the US. Would it better to have succumbed to unjustified diagnoses - derived from, I personally believe, a deliberate bias embedded in diagnosis culture here - or to have doctor-shopped until I found someone who was willing to objectively assess the complete picture?
I'm aware that I have additional, addictive issues, but I'm fully aware of what I'm doing with regards to my current treatment.
> If your current pdoc is an ADHD specialist, and you've gone to several other pdocs before, maybe you would consider thinking about why in the world you are seeking advice from other docs. Repeatedly. Nothing wrong with getting a 2nd opinion but maybe you could find more answers to your questions if you stop and think about what you are doing.
> Not being able to convey your medication issues with your current pdoc-adhd-expert is part of therapy. Maybe going from doc to doc over and over means something more than you would think?
> Hope you get well sooner than later.