Posted by Dinah on January 23, 2002, at 18:01:28
In reply to ahhhhhhhhhhh, posted by sar on January 23, 2002, at 16:26:19
Sorry to hear you're not doing so well. I was hoping you weren't posting because everything was going well.
A few people have mentioned the "therapy alone" attitude from doctors lately. I wonder what accounts for the sudden change. Have there been any insurance reimbursement changes lately? I am a huge believer in minimizing medication and also a huge believer in the benefits of psychotherapy. I have learned to deal with many of my symptoms by changing my way of thinking about them (see above OCD thread). But not all symptoms can be adequately treated that way and medications are as necessary as therapy. I would look with suspicion on anyone who had an all of either and none of the other attitude. Of course, take advantage of any therapy you are offered. It can make a huge difference!
I hope things start going better for you.