Posted by Phil on May 9, 2012, at 10:23:58
In reply to Re: Without Meds - has anyone tried » ron1953, posted by gadchik on May 9, 2012, at 9:30:26
I think if your problem is moderate that therapy is recommended first. That's how I started. When the therapist saw that I wasn't improving she introduced me to a psychiatrist.
We met twice before he prescribed anything.
That's the best case scenario I think and even then I could have said that I didn't want meds. But I was in no position to say that, I was sick.
I think we have to educate ourselves in matters of healthcare. Especially with the internet, these answers are out there and, if we find ourselves hating psychiatry, well, why did you take that route? Were you sick enough to need meds or did you want meds?
People don't despise just psychiatrist but most disciplines of medicine. And at least a small portion of med problems have to be aimed at GP's, gynecologists and other non-qualified doctors that had no business prescribing them in the first place.
I'm playing devils advocate, not pointing fingers.
Psychiatrists have as much or more schooling than other doctors yet they make near the bottom of doctor pay rates.They could have chosen dermatology and made way more.
I have to think that they chose what they did out of a desire to help. The good ones do help. But the simple fact is, is that it's much more cut and dried for a surgeon to remove a gall bladder than for a psychiatrist to deal with the most complex organ in the body.
Life is good.