Apr 07, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
Have you or would you see a counselor?
Yeah, the whole point of a Psychiatrist/Psychologist is to sit there and let you talk, then they ask you questions to make you think of things in a different way so that you come up with your own answers. You know who else can do that, your friends and family. It's not an exact science but I have a problem with doctors prescribing mind altering drugs that affect how you act and perceive things before actually doing any work, and getting to the root of your problems. We are way too dependant on relying on drugs to solve our problems then actually evaluating our situations and coming up with ways to solve our own problems.
(Not saying Bi-polar doesn't exist but I am saying that not everyone that walks into a Shrinks office is bi-polar, and they are way too quick to prescribe pills that can permanently affect they way someones brain works.)
Stolenname saidOn the flip side I did want to say that I have a bias opinion because of my experience with psychologist/psychiatrist. I believe everyone needs to come to their own conclusions when dealing with issues and if they need counseling. There are plenty of good doctors out there that have helped many people. I just think one should be cautious when dealing with pills like Prozac, Anti-depressants and anti-anxieties and so on. These are serious drugs that can affect the way your brain works so don't take them lightly. You could be adding to the problem rather than helping yourself. Cheers
jimib saidHave you or would you see a counselor?
Dr: You know I'm going to stop you, you seem to be bi-polar so I'm going to prescribe these pills for you.
GQjock saidWhen you go to an MD does he wave a magic wand over your head?
No, he prescribes an Rx whether it's for a cold or for something else
when you go to a psychiatrist it's the same thing
a psychologist cannot prescribe but they always work in concert with a
psychiatrist in case a medication is needed
are drugs prescribed too much
yes ... they all are
but psychotherapy is a very important part of your health
just as important as any other part of your body