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Re: T questions Asya

Posted by mair on July 15, 2004, at 22:22:32

In reply to T questions, posted by Asya on July 15, 2004, at 16:04:36

As with others, my T self-discloses sometimes, but not too much. I think she does it when she thinks it will strengthen our connection.

I can't really see my current T calling me, but my last one did quite a bit at different times. I think he started doing it some because I was very isolated at the time and he figured out I was very unlikely to reach out to him for help. After i stopped seeing him on a regular basis, but still got meds from him, he'd call me periodically just to check in and see if I needed more prescriptions - and he did call me up once after a particularly awful session. But I really think he was very unique in this respect - and I got the impression that other Ts in the area didn't particularly approve - maybe they thought it made them look uncaring.

My T claims that a combination of drugs and therapy is the most effective treatment, not just one or the other. It's easier to work on therapy issues when you're emotionally stable (hence the drugs) but the drugs are unlikely to help you deal with some of the issues that probably triggered your illness to begin with (hence the therapy). The trick is to stick with therapy when you are feeling better. Although supposedly you can work better in therapy when you're not so depressed, I have a hard time feeling the same level of commitment to it when I'm on a more even keel.





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