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I posted this in the medications section, but wasn't getting any response...

Hey guys, I have a question.
My 2nd session with a therapist at my school is tomorrow afternoon, and usually I've read on this forum and heard from people I know that on the first meeting with a doctor, therapist, etc. people have been put on meds. But I haven't been put on anything yet, but I'm sure that if I was, it would help me out alot. I know that this person can prescribe stuff, so how do I go about asking to be put on something? has anyone else delt with this before?

and as you all can relate, it's hard for me to come right out and say things, like asking to be prescribed something...so any help on getting this across to her?
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I think a person has to be an M.D. to prescribe meds, such as a psychiatrist or your regular doctor. If you tell the therapist you think a prescription would help they should be able to get you set up with a doctor. Just tell your therapist that you think meds may help as they certainly won't judge you for suggesting it. Most doctors and therapists consider medication a temporary crutch so keep that in mind. They may leave you on it for a few months or less depending on how everything is working out.
 

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unless you live in the states of Louisiana or New Mexico you will have to see a psychiatrist or any other doctor for psychiatric drugs. I have an oncologist who is giving psychiatric medication to his patient dont know why though, good luck.
 

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My therapist wasn't the one to prescribe drugs, however, she was the one to suggest them. My school also has a psychiatrist, which she sent me to and he was the one that evaluated whether or not I actually need them. If you really feel like you want to take medication, then ask your therapist about it and how you'd go about getting them.
 
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