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Re: Is your psychiatrist a huge help? fido

Posted by Tomatheus on February 1, 2015, at 8:30:47

In reply to Re: Is your psychiatrist a huge help?, posted by fido on January 31, 2015, at 18:43:20


You might find word of mouth to be a good way of finding a good psychiatrist. If you can join a support group (if you're not already part of one) and ask the members of the group for recommendations, I think that you'd be likely to get better results than just picking from a list of doctors.

As far as getting off-label medications covered by insurance is concerned, asking your doctor to appeal the decision might be an option, although I understand that the likelihood of that happening with a doctor who's not so good isn't, well, so good.

I actually had a positive opinion of the first psychiatrist that I saw, but I can't see him now because I stopped seeing him for a while and he closed his practice to include only the patients he was seeing at that time. Still, though, he took the time to ask lots of questions and was willing to try second and third-line treatments when needed, so I would say that good psychiatrists do exist. I'd agree that finding a good psychiatrist is difficult, but it may be achievable if you ask around enough.


Has long-standing difficulties with energy and concentration, as well as psychotic and cognitive symptoms

Taking Abilify & supplements including vitamins B3 & D3




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