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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-18-2020, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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How to get an evaluation?


What are the steps needed to get an evaluation? I know that regular primary drs can refer you but honestly I donít trust my dr... id like to cut out the middle man if i can. For the most part I have been working out my anxiety and depression , sorta, but I believe there is more to it. I truly want a full psych evaluation instead of them just kinda guessing or ignoring my concerns:/... i feel like ill be able to get more specialized help, maybe find more support groups? Idk... i just want definitive answers


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You'll most likely have to see your local doctor to get an initial referral to a psychiatrist. That's how it works here anyway. Then you slowly start talking to them and they try to work out what the problem is, maybe give you a diagnosis etc.
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I was referred to a psych but she doesnít believe in labels. No one will listen to me or will formally diagnose me and my problems are only getting worse..


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I was referred to a psych but she doesn’t believe in labels. No one will listen to me or will formally diagnose me and my problems are only getting worse..


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Was it a psychiatrist or a psychologist?

Don't think I've ever met a shrink that doesn't believe in labels (or pills for that matter). (probably not any psychologists either for that matter)

The thing is, if someone says things like that - I wouldn't be wasting my time talking to them. There are plenty of hopeless shrinks/psychologists around - I've talked to quite a few myself. But if we aren't happy with them it's our responsibility to find a different one - one that's better.

It's hard - especially when you don't feel well. But unfortunately that's just the way it is. Hope you can find someone that can help you anyway.
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hey mystic.....i hope you find a shrink soon who you acn work with
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Was it a psychiatrist or a psychologist?

Don't think I've ever met a shrink that doesn't believe in labels (or pills for that matter). (probably not any psychologists either for that matter)

The thing is, if someone says things like that - I wouldn't be wasting my time talking to them. There are plenty of hopeless shrinks/psychologists around - I've talked to quite a few myself. But if we aren't happy with them it's our responsibility to find a different one - one that's better.

It's hard - especially when you don't feel well. But unfortunately that's just the way it is. Hope you can find someone that can help you anyway.

Yeah itís a psychologist. Sheís very nice but, idk Iíve done talk therapy on and off since I was a child and it just feels like it never helped... Iím just looking for answers at this point, not just to vent to someone :/... ya know?


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