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A 24-year-old female asked about a 23-year-old male:

No phychiatrist can figure out why i have no social interaction. others think i should just get involved but i can't. what should i do now?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Focused evaluation: I'm not sure what kind of evaluations you've had about this problem -- and it's not clear what contributes to "i can't [get involved]." a 15-minute medication management-oriented appointment isn't likely to allow opportunity to explore whatever is limiting you. You might ask for in-depth psychological evaluation and testing. This could help flesh things out so effective help can be given.
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
"Why" may not be as: Important as how to change it. If you have not found psychiatrists helpful, try another mental health professional. Once you find someone with whom you are comfortable and in whom you have confidence, you should be able to make progress.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psychological tests: It sounds like they have exhausted medically treatable conditions. This is where psychological testing can help a lot. It will help a psychologist and your psychiatrist have a better understanding of who you are and the inner workings of your mind. Some people have avoidant or schizoid personalities. Knowing if you have either is important in treatment planning for someone like yourself.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Psychotherapy may be another good idea.Even more beneficial than testing if it starts to help you find strategies to solve your problems. Knowing why you don't do this may be of value at some point, but doing it and discovering how it goes sounds like a winning plan to me.
Jan 6, 2014
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Thanks for the input , Dr. Weixel.
Jan 6, 2014
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Neuropsych Assessment: I would suggest consulting with a clinical neuropsychologist about getting a neuropsychological assessment. The neuropsychologist should be able to better to recommend including certain types of tests based on background information you provide.

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