Hi, Pinch Weasel, (like your name, by the way)
Some on the forum think there's nothing like psychiatrists because they are generally caring and perceptive and capable of diagnosing a condition very quickly and of prescribing proper medication on the spot.
Others have suggested that their psychiatrist just prescribed medications and had the patient see another specialist for verbal help with any problem.
There is for some the problem of a psychiatrist's being more expensive in the management of illness than a clinical worker or psychologist.
If you have insurance that will cover at least 12 psychiatric visits within one 12-month period, that would be my choice. I've always found these specialists to be very intense listeners, good responders, and
very capable with the medications prescribed for an illness.
You have my best effort on this, although I always see a psychiatrist only for the reasons just mentioned.
Keep us posted on how you get along, won't you?
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 1/26/2011 7:23:35 PM (GMT-7)