Originally Posted by flamesabers
Was the purpose of your visit to the psychologist to go into therapy or to get evaluated for your doctor? If it was the latter I can see why he wasn't interested in scheduling another appointment with you.
What would you like to be tested for? When you've rated very high for depression and anxiety I think it makes sense the psychologist would focus on those unless there was a more pronounced issue present.
If you're interested in taking medication it's not uncommon you'll have to try a variety before you find one that works for you. I had to go through two anti-depressants before I found one that works for me.
In regards to getting therapy I would recommend going to a therapist rather than a psychiatrist. And like with medication, you may have to see several different therapists before you find one that you like. Keep in mind that during the initial visit there probably won't be a lot of therapy as the therapist will be taking notes on information such as your symptoms, medical history and why you've decided to go in therapy. Once the therapist gets to know you, he/she will help you work through whatever it is that is bothering you.
What I suggest you do now is to get a referral for a therapist from your doctor, family member or someone else close to you. If you want to give medication another try than talk to your doctor about trying something new.
thanks, i have no idea, cbt person referred me to psychologist as cbt was not working, so passed me onto someone more qualified.
i wasnt told by psychologist what the process was or their job.
i want to be tested for numerous mental health conditions, i have made a list going through my symptoms, so it could be a number of things.
its just so annoying as the only questionnaire test they give me is about depression and anxiety, if thats all hteylook for they are sure to find it.
yes i hear that its trial and error with pills, this is why proper testing should be done to determine the name of illness, before dispensing pills.
a psychiatrist would be a therapist also, just with more power to give medication i think
i have another meeting with psychologist in few weeks, so ill go to that, and voice all my concerns, and get some answers.