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Nameless000
34d ago

Within a month I'm going to a psychiatrist to talk about OCD. (I'm not diagnosed yet) Do you guys have any advice on how to? Expecially on the taboo topics

Justmesadly
33d ago
What are you looking for advice on?
Nameless000
33d ago
on talking about OCD in general to a psychiatrist
Justmesadly
33d ago
@Nameless000 You just need to talk and tell them everything! If you’re not going to talk or keep details from them then don’t waste your time bc every detail could be important especially for being diagnosed. And they will be able to tell if you’re lying so they have very specific questions to ask you
Nameless000
33d ago
@Justmesadly Oh ok, but apparently I misunderstood I'm not seeing a psychiatrist but a psychologist who is also also psychoterapist. Does what you said apply in this situation too?
Justmesadly
33d ago
@Nameless000 No a psychologist will ask for information and after 5 mins cut you off and give you meds.
Justmesadly
33d ago
@Nameless000 I recommend seeing a therapist as medication isn’t going to take away anything, it’s just meant to decrease anxiety
Nameless000
33d ago
@Justmesadly Wait are you sure? I thought that psychologists couldn't prescribe meds because they are not medical doctors
Justmesadly
33d ago
@Nameless000 Correct they can’t
Justmesadly
33d ago
@Nameless000 You want to be prescribed medication but you have no diagnosis ? Go get a diagnosis, do therapy and work on yourself and getting better then get medication is my best advice
Nameless000
33d ago
@Justmesadly I'm a bit confused you told me that a psychologist will cut me off after 5 minutes and give me meds but then you said the opposite. I think you misunderstood, my initial goal was to get a diagnosis not to be prescribed medication
Justmesadly
33d ago
@Nameless000 No I’m not confused. I tokd you about a psychiatrist and you told me you’re going to a psychologist so I told you what they do which are used for getting medication. If you believe you have ocd then you need to see an OCD specialist
Nameless000
33d ago
@Justmesadly Ok thanks for the informations 👍