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Old 06-09-2018, 02:00 PM
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I'm sorry I don't know as I am really able to understand what this is all about completely. I also don't know how mental health services are provided where you live. Where I live, all most psychiatrists do is to prescribe & monitor medications. When I would see my own pdoc (whom I no longer see) I would see him for about 10 minutes or so every 3 or 4 months. He'd ask me how I'm doing, we'd talk briefly about any possible med changes & that was that. Anything beyond that was left to a mental health therapist if I was seeing one (I wasn't.)

What it sounds like to me, here, is that your psychiatrist was, as your wrote, "shaken" or perhaps "surprised" & simply directed you back to your therapist to figure out what's going on with you. At least in my own experience, psychiatrists tend to be pretty matter-of-fact about things. They're not trained to be, or in most cases interested in being, counselors or therapists. And so they don't tend to "warm to" or to be interested in dealing with a lot of ambiguity.

So, at least to the extent I understand what you were saying here, this is what it sounds like may have happened. Your pdoc decided your situation was too "confused" (for lack of a better term) for her to want to deal with. So she simply referred you back to your T. I guess people could argue as to whether or not this is good practice, on the part of your pdoc. But it makes sense to me, based on my own experiences, that your pdoc would handle your situation in this manner.
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