can a psychiatrist refuse to prescribe medication?
hopefully I'm posting this in the right place I'm new.
So i've been seeing a psychiatrist for just over a year now, I've been using CBT (no meds or anything) and i feel like its no longer working, and i don't think I've made very much progress for having been in therapy for over a year.
anyways, for the past couple months I've been researching and thinking about going on medication for GAD/SAD, and i'm trying to think of a way to ask my psychiatrist. for the past couple sessions I've told myself i will ask that day but then i always convince myself its dumb and i don't really need meds and if i really did he would've brought it up by now, but then later i regret not asking.
i just don't really know what to say or how to bring it up, and i don't want to sound stupid in case he doesn't think i need them (i kinda downplay my thoughts/emotions in therapy because I don't want to sound stupid/weird which isn't very helpful i know).
so anyways, can psychiatrists refuse to prescribe medication if they don't think the patient needs it? how should i bring it up with him? I'm nervous!
thanks a ton!