Our expert says:
You know J, just because even following the best available advice, tings are not yet perfect, doesn't mean that YOU are a failure. Sometimes it takes longer than we'd care for, for things to come right. And yes, he'd probably like that quick solution, too.
Someone once said, to every problem their is an answer that is neat, attractive, logical, quick, and totally wrong.
After the first batch of book reviews, I want to continue to add reviews wherever I can find useful literature available both for me to review and for you to buy ( and that's what I'm working on, as well ).
As for questions to ask the psychiatrist, obviously much will depend on what he says and recommends. I'd at least suggest you ask him to clearly explain what his diagnosis is, and to explain this to you until you understand it ; ask about prognosis ( long-term outlook ) and treatment available and recommended. For drugs especially, ask their names, their side-effects, risks, side-effects & benefits ( what to look out for ) and if they might interact with any other meds he might need to take. Ask if there are psychological / social treatments that might help, and if and where these would be available. And ask what you specifically can do to handle these problems more effectively and confidently. That should keep him busy !
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