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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by momfellinglost on January 09, 2019, 02:03:12 PM »
 I often procrastinate as well. For me it is that I over think the task and come up with more than one way to do it, and then ponder the choice over and over worried that I will make the wrong choice. My stove blew up NY day I need to choose a new stove but as normal I can't decide which one to choose do I want to spend the extra money installing gas line so that I don't have to worry about the price of power when I cook during the day? Is the model I thought I want the right one or should I spend a little more to get one with more features. I go round and round and 10 days later I still have no new stove(although hubby fixed it so I could use the burners) but no oven. Didn't think I used the oven that much until I didn't have one lol. Getting help these things is a good thing. Glad you didn't have to wait too long either. Good luck on your new journey
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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Pleeb on January 09, 2019, 01:34:26 AM »
Thanks, guys.

I'm lucky - I've only seen one psychiatrist, and I saw him for 15 (?) years. 

I'm not including two (or more?) resident psychiatrists at St. Mike's years ago.  I stopped going because of no rapport with psychiatrists I only saw for months, and then not again.

I got an appointment with the psychiatrist I saw for 15 (?) years soon after - I saw his name in the paper in an article about CBT.  This was ages ago.

Peter









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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Peace on January 06, 2019, 08:12:13 AM »
Pretty sure the thought that entered my mind as to why there's not such a long wait for geriatric psychiatrist won't help your health anxiety, Peter  ::)

I'm the same, Paul. My previous family doctor was good as far as having tests done if concerned, etc, but her understanding of mental health conditions and her bedside manner prompted me to change. Very happy with the current gp.

Same for psychiatrists. Previous one had me so anxious I would write to him, then re-write several times as an OCD compulsion. When I changed from him to my recently retired one I started by writing to the new one until I became comfortable enough the anxiety dissipated and the OCD writing and re-writing compulsion disappeared.

Sadly my most recent psychiatrist retired, but I'm fortunate in that after 25 years in the mental health system he diagnosed me and I'm confident his diagnosis is accurate. I phoned several others upon his retirement and my phone calls weren't even returned so I decided instead of putting myself through more medication trials by obtaining the only psychiatrist available where I live who has very poor reviews I'd just stick with my current gp for medication.

Best wishes with the new psychiatrist, Peter! We're all worth being treated well.  :)
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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by paulm on January 05, 2019, 06:11:29 PM »
Hello Peter. I hate going to a new doctor(shrinks included). I've certainly seen enough doctors that I shouldn't be nervous, but I always am. I hope that this doctor turns out to be good one for you. Take Care. paulm
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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Pleeb on January 01, 2019, 03:04:13 AM »
Update:  found out today I have an appt with one (geriatric, I assume) on February 8.  :D

I'm surprised my appt is so soon!.....compared to what I've heard about other people trying to see psychiatrists.

Just a theory - maybe there are lots of geriatric psychiatrists, and therefore they have a smaller workload?
Or, psychiatrists take older people first.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Merry Xmas to all
« Last post by Dragonfly on December 28, 2018, 07:29:19 PM »
Merry Belated Christmas everyone!

Dragonfly
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General Discussion / Re: Merry Xmas to all
« Last post by Peace on December 24, 2018, 07:22:34 AM »
Merry Christmas Mom and everyone  :)
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General Discussion / Re: Merry Xmas to all
« Last post by Pleeb on December 24, 2018, 04:07:13 AM »
Mom, you have some great and upbeat thoughts!

The same to you this holiday season.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Ready for Christmas/Holidays?
« Last post by Pleeb on December 24, 2018, 04:05:52 AM »
What a coincidence!  Both late brother and wife were avid birders.

Not sure what I'm doing tomorrow or Christmas....if nothing much, that's o.k.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Merry Xmas to all
« Last post by paulm on December 23, 2018, 07:12:45 PM »
Hello Momfellinglost. I agree with everything you say. I too wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.Merry Christmas to one and a happy New Year to one and all. Take Care. paul m
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