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What Happens During the First Visit with a PSYCHIATRIST

December 29, 2019


Kati: Hey everybody, thanks for checking back. Today I’m sitting down with my friend Barry Lieberman who is a psychiatrist, and we are answering your questions about psychiatry, medication and more. So stay tuned. (Intro Music) If someone makes an appointment to see a psychiatrist, what do they expect? How long do you see them? Is there a ton of paperwork to fill out? All of that jazz. What kind of questions are you going to ask? Dr. Lieberman: Well the difference is what they expect is and what they actually get is often different. Kati: (Laughter) Dr. Lieberman: People often expect some little man in a white coat whose just going to stare at them like a fish. Kati: I don’t think I’ve seen a psychiatrist wearing a white coat in all of my years. Maybe in the hospital. Dr. Lieberman: I kept one here for years just for the fun. To take one out to intimidate somebody who was already here. Kati: I can see you doing that, yeah. (Laughter) Dr. Lieberman: On their second appointment, I need to wear this now. Kati: (Laughter) Now we’re getting serious. Dr. Lieberman: But in fact most people go to the psychiatrist, yes they will often fill out a form and their medical history. I don’t do that, because I’d rather ask the questions myself. And I can do a more focused personal interview. I’d usually want to know about the person, the history of their problem, and you want to know about their medical conditions and stuff like that. Kati: Mmhmm. Dr. Lieberman: But typically a first session should and always should be at least nearly an hour to really get to know what’s really going on with that person. Kati: Yeah, and I agree. I think that, umm, I’m sure you feel this way that sometimes, especially first appointment goes by like (snaps fingers) boom. Dr. Lieberman: Yes, yes. Kati: And I can barely get a full history. If we’re talking about work or school issues or family history or medical history. An hour isn’t really very long. Dr. Lieberman: No it isn’t. And in fact it really isn’t any different for a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist. We’re looking for the same things. Kati: Mmhmm Dr. Lieberman: The additional thing is the psychiatrist may be a little bit more interested in the presence of medical illnesses and have a better, perhaps a better understanding of the medications a person’s taking for those illnesses. And the interaction between them and what you might choose to use medically. Kati: Yeah. Dr. Lieberman: For me, only about half of my patients are on medications. Kati: Okay, and I think that’s important to note, because a lot of my viewers fear that they’re going to go in and just like be prescribed a bunch of things. Dr. Lieberman: Oh, that’s right. Kati: Take this, and presto fixo. Dr. Lieberman: An intelligent and thoughtful decision is not to automatically use medication. Kati: Yeah Dr. Lieberman: I saw somebody yesterday, a new guy, his daughter made him come in to see me. And she thought he needed meds, and I took a history from him at some length. And he doesn’t need meds. Kati: Yeah. A lot of it can be behavioral or behavioral changes that they make. Or just sometimes talking it out can make us feel a lot better. Like I just told a client yesterday, get outside. Have you been stuck inside? Because you’ve been feeling down. I want you to spend 30 minutes in the sun, and then I want you to shower. And that can make us feel a lot better than okay let’s send you to a psychiatrist, take a medication. Dr. Lieberman: There was a study actually done comparing mild to moderate depression, with the treatment with antidepressants and exercise and better sleep, and they’re equally good. The problem is that you often can’t get people to do the exercise. Kati: Yeah, ’cause they don’t feel motivated. Dr. Lieberman: Stuff like that. So sometimes you can kick start them with a medication, and then take them off the medication as they start to do things better. Kati: Yeah Dr. Lieberman: And they’ll often say I don’t know if I’m feeling better because of the medication or because I’m doing these other things. Kati: Mmhmm Dr. Lieberman: (indeterminate) Kati: We don’t know necessarily. Dr. Lieberman: I don’t know, and I don’t care. Kati: (laughter) Yeah Dr. Lieberman: I just care that you do those better things. Kati: Exactly, and I just told them I have a video, and if I find it I’ll link it here. But I had a video where I talked about how it was important to know that medication isn’t seen as a crutch. Sometimes it’s that like kick in the pants you need to get going, because right now you feel like shit so much that you can’t even get out of the house. Dr. Lieberman: Yeah Kati: And sometimes we need that little extra to get us going. Dr. Lieberman: And conversely, there are people with deeper more long lasting psychological issues. Especially if their history goes back to childhood or teenage years, and it’s persistent. And so you might indeed have to warn somebody, if this works for you we might do it for at least a year or more. Kati: Yeah Dr. Lieberman: And maybe indeed, and if it works for you, then we’ll make a second decision. Kati: Mmhmm Dr. Lieberman: I mean, there’s always a three part thing that I’ll do about the medications. One, if we’re going to use a medication, can you tolerate the side effects? Two, does it work for you? And I love the third question, how long do we do it? Kati: Yeah, exactly. Dr. Lieberman: Because that’s based on already existing success. Kati: Yeah. And what we’re talking behaviorally is usually a mild to moderate type of issue, and something that isn’t so entrenched in your life. Dr. Lieberman: That’s right. Kati: So for those of you who are curious if you’re gonna make an appointment, they’re going to hopefully spend about an hour. Is that customary for most psychiatrists? Even, we talk about med management and not spending as much time. I think they still usually spend at least an hour. Dr. Lieberman: I think they’re going… yeah I’m sorry for hesitating but … Kati: No, it’s okay. Dr. Lieberman: I think most people, at least in that initial session, will spend more time. They have to take a history. It’s just the issue of the subsequent stuff with them whether or not they’re participating in the psychotherapy. Kati: Mmhmm Dr. Lieberman: If that peson is already seeing somebody like you for active psychotherapy, then I, and certainly other psychiatrists, are likely to spend a shorter period of time or do it less frequently. Kati: Yeah Dr. Lieberman: So there’s a lot of people I see once a month. I’ll still see them for 45 plus minute session, but if they’re in therapy I don’t want to interfere with the therapy that the other person’s doing. Kati: Yeah, we want to work together in the best way, and not make you keep repeating everything. Dr. Lieberman: But if I’m the only one person’s seeing, it’s almost always going to be at least once a week. Kati: Yeah Dr. Lieberman: Psychotherapy and medication Kati: Okay, good. Okay, so it’s probably about an hour for your first appointment. After that something I would ask your psychiatrist, because it changes and it differs, some of them might see you for 15 – 20 minutes. Others may see you for a longer period of time, so it’s good to kind of know so you have expectations of how much time you need to allot. Also filling out paperwork is pretty customary, and it’s probably best they go through insurance. I know that’s like a total another horrible thing to talk about. Dr. Lieberman: Well, well, it’s a giant pain in the ass, in that more and more people are refusing to take insurance. I do take insurance, because for me it’s a philosophical attitude. Kati: Mmhmm Dr. Lieberman: I had a conversation with a psychiatrist whose coming here from the East. A highly trained guy who says that all the therapists that he … and the medical therapist that he’s seen out there are stopping taking insurance, because it’s a giant pain in the butt for much less payment. Kati: Mmhmm Dr. Lieberman: But to me it’s intolerable to think that I would only see people who could afford to pay. Kati: Yeah, and it’s part of which makes you such a good psychiatrist and what I hope other people out there, who are actual treating physicians or therapists is that you get into it to actually help people. And I think along with that comes working with them and trying to figure it out. And I have a video that I will also link about getting help when funds are low, because there are a lot of things you can ask. Like do you work on a sliding scale? Can I get a super bill, so I can bill my insurance. There are a lot of things, tips and tricks, that we may know that I’ve made a video about so that you can get the help you need even if you can’t really afford it. Dr. Lieberman: Yeah, yeah. Kati: Thank you so much for answering that question. I know that that has been weighing on a lot of you for a long time. So click here to subscribe, and I am sitting down with Barry for more questions and answers, so make sure you don’t miss it. See you next time. Subtitles by the Amara.org community

92 Comments

  • Reply Steve the recluse December 2, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Be careful that you are not suffering the effects of food intolerance. Keep a food diary and eliminate whole food groups, or two or three at a time , like all grains, dairy, nuts, ect.

  • Reply Flower Queen December 5, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    I saw mine today ig & it was 15 mins

  • Reply Emma's life December 22, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    What's the difference between a phsiciatrist and a therapist?

  • Reply TOO LATE January 19, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I went today and it was only 30 minutes…

  • Reply Anthony Meggs January 30, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Do you get a pee test

  • Reply Lastrevio February 27, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    why is this one so quiet

  • Reply adabel yuka March 2, 2017 at 8:32 am

    oh shit I went there and have no clue what's happening

  • Reply molly clock March 5, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    thank you for this video.

  • Reply niasha beckles March 7, 2017 at 5:55 am

    This video is exactly what I'm looking for, I was recently referred to a Mental Health Clinic for reasons I don't know in my country, and I'm currently terrified as to what to expect on the first day. I need to contact someone privately as my story is rather a personal one. Thanks for responding, and God bless.

  • Reply Naomi G April 11, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    my first appointment with a psychiatrist was dry. he was so boring but I made it my mission to make him laugh and by the end he was the funniest person ever 🙂 mission accomplished

  • Reply Ady Acharya April 29, 2017 at 1:55 am

    today is my first appointment and I am nervous

  • Reply John J. Johnington May 24, 2017 at 2:22 am

    Make these drugs legal without perscription. In a free market the price of health care would drop significantly. That.. or more violence in the streets.

  • Reply sleepy_cat May 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    3:28 That moment when he said he doesn't care if somebody is on meds is interesting to me 😉

  • Reply Marsha Creary June 10, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Yes!!!!!! I love the fact that a Family Therapist took the time go do a video interviewing a psychiatrist to compare notes about the similarities and differences between the two professions. Great job!

  • Reply Marsha Creary June 10, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Unfortunately my experience with the first and only psychiatrist with whom I spent my co-pay and time was unprofessional, uncomfortable and down right disturbing. To write a prescription after that ordeal added insult to injury which left me with a poor view of the profession as a whole. Thankfully that view changed when I began my masters program in counseling and was introduced to a group of professors who embody the qualities of what you want to see in a counselor/therapist

  • Reply Tsuiko Natsumi July 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I can barely concentrate on the conversation

  • Reply Enrique Diaz July 25, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    When you're first admitted to a psych ward aren't you, by law, supposed to be given up to 2 weeks to be given a thorough diagnosis?

  • Reply AllCitizensOwnA RifleTo Fight;WarComing; Parasceve August 26, 2017 at 4:59 am

    How are you Dr. Lieberman? I have 2 questions.
    1) If someone shouting outside, does he needs medicine to calm down?
    2) If someone stalking & bugging me for almost 3 decades, does he needs to talk to a psychiatrist & take medicine?

  • Reply Steven Mctowelyey August 31, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Seriously what makes psychiatrists better then anyone else and that they have it all figured out. Because their parents had money to put them through college well they partied the whole time and get a little piece of paper at the end? I'm a firm believer no one can work your own problems out but you whatever they may be if you can't figure things out yourself then no one can do it for you.

  • Reply Alex Richie September 15, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    I'm seeing one next week because I've been being told I might have Early Onset Schizophrenia. Will I be diagnosed the first visit?

  • Reply Kiara Power September 24, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Hi Kati,

    my parents just divorced and i feel like i am in a big hole where there is no happy feelings what so ever, i feel empety inside like nothing exists, My dad said if i need to i can go to therepy if i find anything too hard to take on as i am only 11 but i didnt know what it was this vidio helped heaps, thank you x

  • Reply GingerESACorgi October 15, 2017 at 1:06 am

    I truly dislike talking with medical professionals about my issues. I recently gave in to find someone to help me, however, she spent 15 minutes asking not helpful questions then perscribed me medicine which evidentally I was allergic to. It making me have a hard time trying again and I am overwhelmed with the decitions I need to make.

  • Reply Jazlyn Bell October 20, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Makes me feel less worried. okay. much better.

  • Reply Dr Nathan Kaiser October 30, 2017 at 6:32 am

    great presentation, well done

  • Reply dr662 December 12, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Is it ok to ask for a leave of absence during my first appt? Struggling with depression and anxiety. Thx

  • Reply Injustice Striker December 21, 2017 at 1:17 am

    What type of psychiatrists that have dirty mouth
    Idiots

  • Reply nana January 12, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    In Hong Kong, You only got session only last for 10 minutes.

  • Reply samiamisme January 18, 2018 at 11:01 am

    If depression is a chemical imbalance, are you given meds to balance you out? Thank you. It's helpful to see the personalities of various therapists. I'm slowly coming to terms I need to see someone. Thank you!

  • Reply Lauren Spiegel February 8, 2018 at 1:53 am

    If I know I have mental issues and want to be diagnosed and possibly prescribed medication, do I go to a therapist or a psychiatrist? My mom scheduled an appointment with a therapist but I don’t think therapist diagnose so I might have to tell her to cancel and reschedule with someone who does.

  • Reply Lorena Bernal February 21, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I'm anxious as fuck of going because my.neck moves alot and is impossible to talk to someone face to face sitting still without twitching and looking in pain and uncomfortable. Appt in 2 hours..

  • Reply rarecockneyguvnor February 25, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Psychiatrists are bad people

  • Reply Wayne S February 25, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    I think psychiatrists are dumb pieces of shit. One psychiatrist I saw as a teenager would simply dismiss anything I had to contradict my mother as "now, now, mother knows best". What a total NOB. Then they call me "autistic". Autistic my fucking ass. These people should be rounded up and gassed. They're a fucking cancer to society. He read files, spoke to other people about me, and spoke to my mother. I found it very difficult to get him to talk to me. how do these morons come to their conclusions without speaking to a patient? Only time I recall him actually spending time talking to me was when I called him down to tell him I was gonna sue him. Other than that he spoke to my mother and then called me in to speak with me very, very briefly. Psychiatry is a fucking quackery. They're about as legitimate as a horoscope reading.

  • Reply Nick D'Ambrosio March 9, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    i ate shit

  • Reply Sally Mc April 1, 2018 at 11:29 am

    arms goals!

  • Reply BTSarmy JIKOOK April 5, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Got my first appointment tomorrow and I'm so nervous

  • Reply MONDAY April 6, 2018 at 1:44 am

    All your audio levels are way down, if you need any help then contact me.

  • Reply Stormcloak Soldier April 11, 2018 at 2:42 am

    My mother is making me go to therapy against my will

  • Reply Linda Hartlén April 16, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    My first visit was about 20 mins, quick history, checked blood pressure, prescribed some meds (that I was already taking for other reason). And that was the longest visit with him, I went to him 4 times before i said.. no thank you. Cost me 100 dollars per visit and it was useless. Took me many years before I went back to see someone again as I was so disillusioned. So if anyone gets a doc like I did, run!!! And get a new one, most are not like that!

  • Reply Rahmspinatkeks April 17, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    hahahaahahaha an hour…I went to a psychiatrist here in germany…they have 8mins for you! They ask why you are there and then give you medication and that's it…god how I hate being treated like that.

  • Reply Air Sailor April 25, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Fucking A. I fucking just love the shit out of your professional fucking use of the english language. Just fucking wants me to get off my fucking ass and fucking go see you and the fucking doctor. True fucking professionalism right fucking there boys and girls.

  • Reply elblondie69 falconer May 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    I love this guy So refreshing to hear a psychiatrist not push medication

  • Reply Pretty Fancypants May 10, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    what happens if a person misdiagnoses will the psychiatrist loose their job?

  • Reply Maranda Kardashia May 25, 2018 at 7:25 am

    His legit!!!!! ????

  • Reply Maranda Kardashia May 25, 2018 at 7:25 am

    His legit!!!!! ????

  • Reply Little Angel June 1, 2018 at 4:11 am

    I'm so upset. I had my first appointment and I feel like I forgot to say so much. And he already told my parents who to go to and I don't think I told him important things he needed to know. And now I feel like he only got part of the picture and he didn't give me an good diagnosis 🙁

  • Reply Scot L June 19, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    I'm going to a psychiatrist so I looked this topic up. I've watched several of your videos and you are very helpful. I will be seeing a psychologist and a psychiatrist. Yay.

  • Reply Alx July 3, 2018 at 8:21 am

    I’m more confused. Mmmm pass

  • Reply K kitty Cat kat August 9, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Kati Morton I just saw a new psychiatrist and I feel I was emotionally and mentally abused. He was actually mean to me. I was so nervous I couldn't sit still or relax to begin with and he made it so much worse. I was crying non stop. I was diagnosed over 20 years ago as bipolar and had traumas all through my childhood. He kept badgering me about every antidepressant and mood stabilizer I had ever been on. I could only remember a few. He was very angry. He said that everyone else remembers. Well my memory goes fuzzy and sometimes really badly especially when I'm so nervous, my mind blanks. He expected I remember every manic phase I had ever had and wanted to know what things I did when manic. Well I only can usually see my manic phases in retrospect and only the last few years have started to recognize them. I have tried all my life to forget my behaviors while manic. Needless to say, he was exceedingly cold and angry. When he first began talking I could feel his energy and it was so bad I didn't want to tell him some of the things I had done while manic and so I didn't as I'm very ashamed of some things I have done. I wasn't comfortable telling him these things. Along with my memory fail and feeling so intimidated I cried almost the whole appointment and left in tears and have been so so upset since. I have never had an experience like this with a mental health professional. He had my history and no other psychiatrists ever demanded more of me than I could give at the time. Why was I treated this way?! I dont reach out because I'm terrified and feel vulnerable and finally I have a therapist who referred me to this guy. She said he comes of as a bit cold, but really cares. I can tell you all he was was extremely cold. I feel betrayed by my therapist for sending me to him to begin with. I'm angry at myself for letting him treat me so badly. I remembered things afterwards that may have been useful to him but I dont know if he would have thought so. I was so upset that I was even just saying anything in order to avoid not remembering and having to tell him again that I couldn't remember. He wanted me to account for 20 plus years of appointments and the time In between.I tried my best. I kept apologizing. There was nothing I could have done right. It was a nightmare and I'm scared to reach out and continue with my therapist, let alone this psychiatrist. I doubt you will read this, I guess I figured it's your channel and maybe you will. I just dont know what to do. I just want to forget it all.

  • Reply NowI'mMe September 5, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    This guy would be perfect for me…I bet he's in California, though! Grrrrrr!

  • Reply Tanner Muncey October 3, 2018 at 5:14 am

    Be careful with medication. It can hurt you

  • Reply lil nef October 12, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Lol seeing this a week before my appointment

  • Reply Little Papers Collection October 13, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I'm being judgy but I don't like how the psychiatrist looks..

  • Reply Missbunny Binky October 30, 2018 at 9:42 am

    im having my first appointment tommorow and i hope my psychiatrist will not cancel it again
    because i feel anxious

  • Reply Mary Logedi November 9, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Thanks for your ideas ❤️?

  • Reply darkmatter 09 November 10, 2018 at 10:08 am

    bumped into your video for the second day running.

  • Reply G. Kyle December 4, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Female psychiatrist are known to be sluts

  • Reply brian lupinsky December 22, 2018 at 1:33 am

    it's a rip off he 99.9% of the time he puts on bad durgs big pharma loves these guys.

  • Reply Donna King December 27, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Went and seen one ,he was on the computer, couldn't understand him he did all the talking while eating candy year me

  • Reply petrol devo January 2, 2019 at 10:46 am

    I seen a psychologist and wound up clearing off his desk and being removed from the building. The shrink thought he was going to tell someone, an older guy how life works. Well, it didnt work.

  • Reply TheOther January 9, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    I wish more psychiatrists were like this, instead of my experience where they seem to be going through the motions of prescribing meds, without any care or empathy of wanting to get to know the person

  • Reply Human Person January 28, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    This reassured me more than anything to enter therapy.

  • Reply LIL Z February 6, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    I have to go to a psychiatrist only at 11 and I’m worried

  • Reply Robbie Italia February 12, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Psychiatry is an industry of death ☠ never use medication….. Know the truth

  • Reply justin van February 17, 2019 at 6:13 am

    My first psych appointment was 15min because it was in my therapist's office and he already had all my background information etc. in my file.

  • Reply yeet March 4, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    his voice is so relaxing tbh

  • Reply Liam Media March 11, 2019 at 1:28 am

    I'm leaving school for psychiatrist for tomorrow at 11:30 in the morning before noon.

  • Reply Aidid Rashed Efat March 20, 2019 at 4:33 am

    I like the doctors who approach their patients holistically.

  • Reply Ghoul Soda March 21, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    i can even watch this video till the end

  • Reply Nick Burkhart March 25, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I want this psychiatrist

  • Reply Wendy Joyner March 31, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    4years

  • Reply meatmxn April 24, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    How should I prep for the appointment? Should I like write down my symptoms / where and when they generally occur

  • Reply Alice Ingraham April 27, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Psychiatry has injured billions worldwide. It’s pseudo scientific and the DSM, it’s bible, is over 300 things that can be disorders decided by committee.. A label and diagnosis for everyone! Big Pharma pushing poisons. They do not know what causes so called mental illness. They do not cure. Medical model used for bs. It’s about control. It’s about POWER. Political dissidents in nazi and communist regimes were labeled and thrown into psych wards and gulags.The pentagon accused Julian Assange of Narcissism when does it stop?

  • Reply Tish Smiddy May 2, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    I’m in Jacksonville
    Disabled and have panic attacks !!! I’ve videotaped my panic attacks and shared them with my Therapist ! Which lead to seeing a Psychiatrist and other Doctors’s !
    My shortness of breath and my Jawline swelling to the size of a egg , sweat pouring down my face !!!
    Numbing ! Just glad I could talk to someone does help but grateful for being able to get a Doctor ! Today …
    I’ll let you know how it goes !

  • Reply Tish Smiddy May 2, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Yes , Doctor , Thank you ? for caring and signing the Paperwork !! Insurence companies don’t care !
    I’ve heard that Medicaid does NOT pay and I’m very sorry for that !!! They tell me mine is the worst at low balling the Doctors!!!
    “Sunshine Health Insurence “ hear this for the last few years ! My Primary Dr. was fired by them , i feel I should Not know these things but i lost my Psychiatrist in 2017 do to that reason and i go finally today

  • Reply Susana Rowe May 23, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    My 1st appointment is tomorrow, thanks for uploading this! It made me feel a lot better.

  • Reply Ryan Santiago July 5, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Thank you very much. I have my first appointment today and this video really made me less nervous about my visit. Appreciate you.

  • Reply Y not July 11, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    psychiatrists are evil.

  • Reply Leah M July 24, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I'm in a psych NP program; and yes, I've learned that the first session should be 1 hr or so. But when I went to see a psychiatrist due to my insomnia, he only spent 10min with me and prescribed meds. I'm never going back to him.

  • Reply Kelly Chance July 25, 2019 at 3:34 am

    I had my therapist work with me when I was changing from 1 psychiatrist to another & it really helped me. I made a video about it on my new You Tube channel and I made a video about it & welcome everyone to come watch it interested. I bid u all Peace

  • Reply hanna muse August 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    have my first appointment today (made by parents) for depression im scared hahaha

  • Reply Richard Jeffery August 11, 2019 at 2:50 am

    I've just spoken to a friend that's had a harrowolife.i asked him,,is your psychiatrist nice,,.He said,, yes,he,s OK,,after a few appointments my friend has been subjected to triggers from the psychiatrist.At what level is nacissim is acceptable with psychiatrists?

  • Reply Haven Huffman August 15, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    ? How can a normal person come to understand a a disabled person how to find out what is the easy fast simple solution

  • Reply dem0liti0n l0ver September 1, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    I really hope my psychiatrist isnt male.. I have nothing against them. I just feel more comfortable with females because my dad is an awful human being ?

  • Reply Noemi Rodriguez October 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I have been going to therapy for about 3 months now and my therapist has been saying I should rlly see a psychiatrist because my anxiety is really bad and it holds me back from doing normal things without feelings like I’m gonna throw up or cry. I don’t have any trauma in life so my therapist thinks this is a chemical imbalance or hereditary. I hope the psychiatrist could help ??

  • Reply Lalala123 October 25, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    I’m currently trying to find a psychiatrist to meet with for the first time regarding switching my medication on my gp’s recommendation. Wish me luck because the only way I can afford psychiatry is through insurance and I’m already struggling to find people/places who take it, and the ones that do seem to have giant waiting lists for an appointment already or don’t accept new patients.

  • Reply Dick Balls October 27, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Whatever you do, do NOT see a nurse practitioner if you have the option; go with a real M.D.!!! You do NOT want to be a guinea pig with psychiatric drugs for someone who didn't even go to medical school.

  • Reply elena pacha November 6, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Never visit a psychiatrist, you'll end up sick and dead.

  • Reply Jorge Gomez November 25, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    you definitely have a healthy body…

  • Reply Grace Helena November 27, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Do patient needs to pay to see a Psychiatrist? If yes how much do they need to pay?

  • Reply Michele Simko November 28, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Most Americans can not afford a $300 plus bill monthly for psychiatric care. Thank you for taking insurance

  • Reply jiji December 3, 2019 at 6:17 am

    First appointment at my new psychiatrist today, but the second time I am going to one. I haven't been to one 4 years ago.

  • Reply Sining Tadhana December 4, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    My psyciatrist is intimidating, is frank and straightforward, a bit judgmental, doesn't have good listening skills and empathy, no care, no compassiom, no kindness, no patience….and every session goes like it is just her doing all the talk and speaking, seems like she's bragging her professionalism and intelligence, acting that she's someone to be trusted but her voice and aura or charisma isn't inviting, tells a lot of recommendations, keeps stating her opinions about myself and my situation and decisions in life, frankly tells me my faults bd mistakes which for me aggreviates my situation deep down, very opinionated, non-inviting, not really friendly for me, and worse than other psychologists, doctors, and dentists I met…..She's the worst person I have ever met, and I am still having sessions with her even though deep down I don't want to see her ever again. I just follow my mom when it is time to to go to her every after a month..

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