Posted by fleeting flutterby on March 21, 2008, at 11:11:17
In reply to Re: First post in this section...... » fleeting flutterby, posted by Dinah on March 21, 2008, at 10:45:22
> I can see why it would be confusing to have two therapists, both holding such strong opinions, trying to influence your decision.
Thanks for understanding, it's nice.
> One of the tenets of therapy is that therapists should not try to impose their views upon clients, yet this is an area where professional expertise does come into play.
..... hmmmmm I didn't know that.
> Are your former therapist's emails in answer to your questions about medications?
No-- just info that he is sharing.
> My personal view of medications is that they can be useful additions to therapy.<
.... this sounds like my current T. !!
>They can help with the anxiety and obsessive thinking enough to let the therapy actually work.<.....
this does too!!!
> my previous pdoc said to me, "taking medications produces side effects, and not taking medications produces side effects".<
..... yes, that makes sense-- your pdoc is so right! What do I want to tolerate?-- something to think about for sure!
> And I settled on some as needed medications for anxiety and upset. They don't seem to have long term effects on me, if I use them occasionally. And it helps me through the roughest parts.
.... I'm glad you've been able to get some help.
> Welcome to Psychology. :)
Thank you Dinah!