OH, my previous reply was not in any way regarding this behavior. I have a Psychiatrist I see whenever I want. We have been together 19 years. I am an extremely bad rapid cycling Bipolar and I take a huge amount of meds.
As Dr. G says, on my first appt. he covered my entire life from the day I was born. We had GREAT chemistry, which I believe is essential. We had a terrible time with meds, they just did not work. I was also really scary, all it took was the adrenalin to start pumping and I was ready to kill someone. These issues were covered by my therapist. I have discussed medication with my Psychiatrist but he certainly does not ask me what I want !!!
My first request would be Dilaudid for my chronic, disabling migraines. If you feel like this person does not have your best interest at heart, if it was me, I'd find another Psychiatrist.
Every single time I have to see a doctor, I check all his credentials. Where he went to school, interned, residency and all complaints, if any.
[Trigger] Hey girl, calm down. I have no idea what the percentage is, but I believe that most (is a pdoc a Psychiatrist ?) are only doing medication. They suggest you work with a therapist on your problems.
When I died from renal failure because of that poison lithium, which also killed my thyroid. My Psychiatrist and my Internist worked together to get me through.
My therapist helps me with moods etc. Of course if I believe I'm having a drug problem I can call Dr. K anytime, we've been together 19 years. Because I have a medical background he trusts me and gives me much latitude. Somewhere on this board tells what happened to me.
Why don't you ask your pdoc ? It's a perfectly good question.