Has anyone had a bad experience with a psychiatrist?
He refused me as a patient after our second session. Definitely not like in the movies. He told me I couldn’t speak I had to listen to him. Corrected my pronunciation of words. Prescribed me medication for blood pressure to maybe help with anxiety. I followed the directions as per the chemist. He claimed he told me to increase the dose after so many days. Shouldn’t a doctor write that down? Really want help with correct antidepressants to combat anxiety. Also sick with an autoimmune disease. Have a lot to deal with. This is going to sound really bad but why is it only male Indian doctors that treat me bad?
Dr's all come in different shapes and sizes. I had a really bad few interactions with a Psychiatrist who I had to make a formal complaint about. Thankfully the practice I went through put me on to a different Psychiatrist free of charge, and he was amazing. I could have cried, i was so happy. I honestly just assumed all psychiatrists would be like the first guy.
My new one is amazing and he is actually an Indian guy. You just have to search around a bit sometimes to find the right fit. But you will get there.
Im sorry you experienced this with the psychiatrist you saw.
I believe that there is a nicer psychiatrist out there for you one that cares and has a nicer persona.
Please try to find another one.
Have you tried to speak to a gp in regards to antidepressants? They can also prescribe these.
Hello Jodielianne, I have also had no luck when seeing a psychiatrist and when I was in a private hospital (Workcover) I was seen by supposedly the top psych in Vic. and with him, I kept on asking him questions, which he never answered, he wasn't interested in what I asked only from what he said.
I didn't feel comfortable at all talking with him and once I was released,I didn't see him again.
I'm sorry for what you have been through.
I too had dealings with a Psychiatrist in a private hospital via workcover. I found him to be one of the most unpleasant people ive ever met. He didnt want to listen to me and actually checked his watch to make sure i didnt go over my 20 or 10 minutes. Horrible experience. Best wishes Brett.