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how many psychiatrists....

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by swimmergirl, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. swimmergirl

    swimmergirl Well-Known Member

    have you been to? How do you find a good one? Any recommendations in Chicago?

    I am trying to be as aggressive as I can about treating this damn illness that threatens to destroy my life, but I feel a little lost, not sure what constitutes superior treatment from inferior treatment, and what the different options are for treatment.

    I have major depression and bulimia. I need help, I just don't know where to turn and what is effective.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

  2. I live in Chicago, and unless you have alot of money to spend on good psychiatrists, there aren't many options for good ones which will help you without taking away alot of money.
  3. Innocent

    Innocent Guest

    Where abouts do you live? Do you have insurance? I might have some numbers for you to call...
    PM me if you want...
  4. swimmergirl

    swimmergirl Well-Known Member

    I have excellent insurance and would even consider paying out of pocket if I could find someone good.

    thanks for replying.
  5. Isa

    Isa Well-Known Member

    5 psychiatrists.

    all bad.

  6. letdown

    letdown Guest

    Many. My general one (junior psychiatrists) changes every year as I refuse to see my CMHT consultant. I really do hope I don't get put into the general inpatient ward anytime soon as I will have no choice but to see her there :dry:. I recently found one, an eating disorder psychiatrist that doesn't push medication and is very much wanting to listen (ie, she listens to the things you're saying underneath rather than your words, like a therapist).

    You sometimes have to be very assertive in standing your ground and not letting them push you around and if you have any ideas, tell them what you feel would help. As you have an eating disorder, I really recommend you heading down a route where you see a specialist eating disorder psychiatrist rather than a general one. Then again, psychiatrists in the UK are there just to assess and prescribe medication, rather than help you psychologically or emotionally..I've heard that in the US, psychiatrists can be more theraputic rather than medical/medicine based.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2007