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A 17-year-old female asked:

My current psychiatrist seems uninterested in what i say by hardly replying to keep the conversation going. should i change them or speak to them about it?

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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Speak to them.: Usually, silence from a psychiatrist doesn't mean disinterest. Usually it is a specific technique to offer a patient maximum freedom to speak and to avoid directing things. It is true that some patients are very bothered by it, and some even need to change. At least, speak, and tell of your sense of disinterest.

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