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Venom1605, both my psychiatrist and psychologists have told me that some of my medications are causing me to forget the correct word I want to use (I might say the word marker when what I really want to say and mean is pen). Also, my memory is not the greatest, either. I tend to blame the more flagrant memory loss on a <trigger> *suicide attempt* <trigger> in 2008. I kept myself stable up to this point, except for outside stressors that cause me to have PTSD flashbacks. I don't know if you are on any meds now, but if you are, you can ask your psychiatrist if they can cause some of these problems.

My own problem with my psychologists is that I have Medicare (and Medicaid). I guess someone out there might not think that's a problem, but where I reside in PA, it is. Due to my Medicare, I must see only a Psy.D., Ph.D., or a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). There evidently is a shortage of these professionals in my area. Right now, only because I have Medicare, the only way I can even get a qualified psychologist is to have a Ph.D. professional overseeing a student Ph.D. in training. All of the other doctoral level people are overbooked and are not seeing any new clients at this time or in the near future. And the situation continues to worsen here. I probably could look into another practice elsewhere, but I was already informed that it would be the same scenario wherever I would go, at least in my area. I am still hoping and looking for a permanent therapist (psychologist).
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For me, Klonoplin caused memory loss and confusion. Once I was switched to Xanax my thoughts became clear. Everyone is different so talk to your NP or psychiatrist about your symptoms. They are the experts.
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I don't dwell on diagnoses. I focus on my whole wellness, mentally, physically and spiritually. Diagnoses are for payments.
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Venom1605, both my psychiatrist and psychologists have told me that some of my medications are causing me to forget the correct word I want to use (I might say the word marker when what I really want to say and mean is pen). Also, my memory is not the greatest, either. I tend to blame the more flagrant memory loss on a <trigger> *suicide attempt* <trigger> in 2008. I kept myself stable up to this point, except for outside stressors that cause me to have PTSD flashbacks. I don't know if you are on any meds now, but if you are, you can ask your psychiatrist if they can cause some of these problems.

My own problem with my psychologists is that I have Medicare (and Medicaid). I guess someone out there might not think that's a problem, but where I reside in PA, it is. Due to my Medicare, I must see only a Psy.D., Ph.D., or a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). There evidently is a shortage of these professionals in my area. Right now, only because I have Medicare, the only way I can even get a qualified psychologist is to have a Ph.D. professional overseeing a student Ph.D. in training. All of the other doctoral level people are overbooked and are not seeing any new clients at this time or in the near future. And the situation continues to worsen here. I probably could look into another practice elsewhere, but I was already informed that it would be the same scenario wherever I would go, at least in my area. I am still hoping and looking for a permanent therapist (psychologist).
That's the worst. Probably says that for the minimum payment he receives off your insurance, just to keep you.
I wish you the best!
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The town I live in has highest degree of LPC, Insurance/payment is not an issue, but I have to travel out of town to see a psychologist or psychiatrist...and I am disabled and canít drive myself, so I feel bad asking the people that drive me to my gazillion medical appts to also drive me to MH appts, too. I was just going to see a LPC, but I donít know if there is even any point. So frustrating, I wish I lived in a place with decent public transportation.
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