Our expert says:
As to the psychologist you saw, (a) it depends on which methods were used - whereas there's a pile of good evidence that proper CBT DOES help, the more old-fashioned wishy-washy chat about the past, doesn't help.
Your GP could refer you to another psych for a second opinion ; ethically, any health professional should accept that you have a right to seek a second opinion, and help you to do so.
When I remarked that one of your meds, for instance, is for treating schizophrenia, that is its proper and widely accepted use. That doesn't mean that anyone actually thinks you have schizophrenia - any doc might choose to try its effects on you for some other reason.
I just didn't and still don't understand the rationale for this odd combination of meds, though any doc prescribing such an unorthodox combination would surely explain it to you properly. the reasoning behind it, drug side=effects and potential interations, and so on.
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