I may need some medication and am not sure if I should see a PhD psychologist or an MD. Can a PhD psychologist prescribe meds? Do they have to work with an MD? Should I just see an MD first?
I am on high-deductible insurance and will be paying out of pocket for any expenses so I have to make sure that I do the right thing. Don't have the funds to bounce around different doctors.
I'm not sure what my problem could be called but my boyfriend thinks I need some help, not that he is any genius. I am not a classic bi-polar from what I've read but I sometimes react badly to things that happen. I don't just have crazy moods all of a sudden out of the blue but sometimes cannot cope with things that happen in life. I have always been told I am "too sensitive".
I'm really concerned about having to take medicine - the cost and side effects - but something has to change.
Im not sure if you guys are in the States but in Canada and I believe universally a psycholgist CANNOT prescribe meds nor diagnose bipolar. It take a medical dr...best case a psychiatrist. I cant stand them myself and would far rather deal with a councelling Psycholgist but they would only refer you to a shrink for a diagnosis and meds... if your issue is just sensitivity maybe all you need is some cognitive behaviour therapy with a psycholgist.
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