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Re: Wow

Posted by hrguru on April 24, 2010, at 4:18:05

In reply to Re: Wow hrguru, posted by Dinah on April 21, 2010, at 12:10:03

Dinah,

Biofeedback sounds interesting. I will have to do some research on this method. Is it neurologists who do it? It sounds somewhat expensive? I'm sure that those who specialize in Biofeedback have to undergo extensive training/certification in order to do these procedures. Perhaps this is why they are so hard to find :( I know kind of how you feel. Two years ago, I was battling mood swings with substance abuse (vicodin and alcohol). I knew that the two were separate issues. In other words, the substance abuse was not causing the mood swings (though I'm sure it did not help!). I needed a psychiatrist for the mood swings, but so often psychiatrist's prescribe addictive substances (sometimes in excess)- many just don't seem to "get" addiction. I searched and searched for a psychiatrist who was also an addiction specialist (special certification) - for months. There was only one in the state of Missouri, and he was only 20 miles from me! But I would have traveled further to that clinic. He saved my life. I am clean and sober for over a year, and now that I'm properly diagnosed and on mood stabilizers, I never crave alchohol or opiates. I can take benzo's only when necessary. So don't give up! It takes awhile, but you will find that specialist :) You should never settle for someone who not only makes your anxiety indicators skyrocket when he comes into the room, but someone who also becomes angry with you because of that! Something he caused, and something you cannot control. He does sound abrasive. You deserve much more than that. There's a specialist out there waiting to treat you with much more respect in the therapy process. After all, it is therapy we are seeking- not additional trauma. That's the last thing we all need!

Which avenues have you been using to search for Biofeedback specialists? I'm not sure how often the process requires you to receive treatments. If it's something that you could do once or twice a month(?) could you travel to a nearby city to get treatments, if you found a good specialist- say, an hour away? I think it would be worth it, if the treatments were very effective, and as long as your schedule, funds, work & family obligations, etc. permitted. Since you've found a therapy method that you like (which is hard in it's own right), maybe there's someone just a little outside of the area who's the right fit :) Just keep looking and you will find your specialist.

Lindsey :)

 

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