Posted by garnet71 on June 17, 2009, at 22:40:56
In reply to New psychiatrist/analyst can't treat me, posted by garnet71 on June 17, 2009, at 19:55:30
Thanks for straightening me out with the terminology I had mistaken, and for the support. I don't know. I thought the attachment was necessary for that type of therapy.
Oh, he did not say anything about "buried" psychosis at all, that was my thought... I was just trying to figure out why all of the sudden he couldn't treat me, and thought maybe he realized today I had issues more serious than he originally thought.
He is extremely professional though, moreso than any pdoc or therapist I've been too. It seems odd he wouldn't tell me straight up why he couldn't see me. He told me the first time we met, I needed intensive psychotherapy. I dont' see how this meeting today changed that, or why he would even see new patients if he couldn't provide therapy. Come to think of it, I do believe when I called him iniitially, he said he's not one for psychopharmacology but could help give me advice on other doctors to see when I told him about my situation (PDoc dumped me after I asked for Dextrat) and to come see him to discuss.
I don't know why he would do all that blank state stuff though if he didn't want the strong transference. And no, I still think he induced it, or at least encouraged it. If he was just giving me advice, he wouldn't have been like that; instead, he would have just talked to me normal about treatment types, meds, my childhood history, etc.
Yes, Amelia, I had PTSD; I don't know if I 'have' it anymore (if it goes away or if its something you have forever).
I'm trying to do my howmework still. I'll talk to him tomorrow.