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Psychiatrist Refusing To Treat Patients

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Can a psychiatrist refuse to treat a patient if they don't improve? :panic: I heard that they can and I'm terrified. I hope I find the right treatment someday. Will somebody please let me know. Can doctors really do that to their patients? :eek2:
 
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Doctors can drop you whenever they like. They in actuality are a business.

A good doctor would find someone else for you to see before they cut you loose.
 
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If a psychiatrist refuses to treat you because you are not improving then I would consider
that this psychiatrist is not worth having.
Maybe it is to cover their own inadequacy that they haven’t been treating
you correctly.

This sounds cynical but I know someone it happened to.
The psychiatrist was confronted.

You have only heard this so I wouldn’t worry about it affecting you.
You could always ask your gp about it.
It is clearly affecting you badly and you don’t need anything to make
you worse.

Do you have a good relationship with your psychiatrist and are
afraid of losing what you feel is helping you?

Keep positive,
Love Pollypop x
 
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IWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH

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If a psychiatrist refuses to treat you because you are not improving then I would consider
that this psychiatrist is not worth having.
Maybe it is to cover their own inadequacy that they haven’t been treating
you correctly.

This sounds cynical but I know someone it happened to.
The psychiatrist was confronted.

You have only heard this so I wouldn’t worry about it affecting you.
You could always ask your gp about it.
It is clearly affecting you badly and you don’t need anything to make
you worse.

Do you have a good relationship with your psychiatrist and are
afraid of losing what you feel is helping you?

Keep positive,
Love Pollypop x
My psychiatrist is nice though, or at least seems to be. I hope we get along well. I want a good patient doctor relationship with him.
 
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