We had decided to go ahead and start the search for another psychiatrist in the part of town we will eventually move to. Our history with psychiatrists is troubled. For some reason, it is hard for people to envision my son psychotic. Patches they get because she refuses to interact and forces herself to fall asleep in the visit. They see her antisocial behavior and can make the leap to her lovely episodes. Michael is sweet and talks like a baby, he is adorable, and acts like he has no idea what the doctor is talking about when they ask him questions.
I took both of them to a new doctor today and this woman proved to be very detail oriented and I liked that. SHe began to with Patches and asked toms of questions about both her, our family, her previous meds, her dx and so on. She made a couple of faces about the dx and meds. SHe began to tell me she felt she was on too much meds and she refused to write a script for the meds she currently uses to calm down. SHe required proof. SHe wants me to bring in the bottles and a list from the pharmacy proving she uses these drugs. SHe wants a summary from the hospitalizations to prove they were necessary. SHe wants to know who dx'd her and to speak to them. I agree I will do all that.
We start with Michael. SHe refused to accept he is violent and had to be hospitalized for being homocidal. REFUSED. She refused to write any scripts for him at all. SHe wants me to run around and get all that stuff for her before she will do it. SHe wants to assign us a case manager to follow our family because if they were indeed this bad, we would have required further services by now.
If anything, I downplayed their symptoms because things have been great lately. I exsplained that most of the issues have minimized but in the last 6 months we have seen this, this , and this. Needless to say, we are looking for another one immediately. Our therapist is trying to find one that works in that area that he is familar with. I am so pissed I wasted an entire day on crap. I asked the therapist if it was me, maybe the way I present things. He is just as shocked as I am and promises to help relay the information with me to the next one.