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Re: I think my psychiatrist doesn't like me.......

Posted by lonelygirl on March 19, 2004, at 1:00:25

In reply to I think my psychiatrist doesn't like me......., posted by Kind Girl on March 11, 2004, at 21:37:19

Nobody answered the question about what "pdoc" means! I have a pretty good guess that it's psychiatrist, so I hope somebody will correct me if I'm wrong...

Anyway, I have been going to a psychiatrist for, oh, about 10 years, I think? My parents forced me when I was in jr. high and high school. They also forced me to go to a psychologist for several years, but eventually, that stopped and it was just the psychiatrist for the meds (I've been on Zoloft and Ritalin, Welbutrin, and currently Prozac). I go maybe 2 or 3 times a year for refills. She asks her standard questions (How are "things" going? Are you having any suicidal thoughts? Etc.) and I give her all the standard answers (Fine; no; etc.) and she gives me the prescription.

It makes my parents happy, but I don't even take the meds. Nobody seems to know the difference, including the psychiatrist. I gave up on psychology/psychiatry a long time ago, because it seemed like they just wanted to shove meds down my throat to "solve" my problems, which obviously does NOT solve my problems. Also, it seems kind of wrong to me that this woman just refills my prescription without even thinking about it or evaluating its effectiveness (or lack thereof). I was not under the impression that this is how "treatment" is supposed to go.

Anyway, I recently got into some trouble at school (I am in college) and was forced to go to counseling at the student health center as my punishment. I went, grudgingly, only because I had to, and I intended to go just for the mandatory number of sessions and be done with it. Then I actually started to like the guy (a psychologist who recently got his Ph.D. from the same school), so I am still going. He has no knowledge of the situation with the psychiatrist, and the psychiatrist has no knowledge that I am seeing the psychologist.




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