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My psychiatrist yelled at me. Is it time to get another one?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: There are number of

Types of therapeutic interventions.
Was the psychiatrist trying to make a point? Was the psychiatrist concerned about your welfare ; safety? Was this a provider who was being unprofessional? I can't answer any of these questions for you - so i don't know. Since i don't know the context of the situation i can't in good conscience tell you what to do. I can tell you that when i push patient's it.

In brief: There are number of

Types of therapeutic interventions.
Was the psychiatrist trying to make a point? Was the psychiatrist concerned about your welfare ; safety? Was this a provider who was being unprofessional? I can't answer any of these questions for you - so i don't know. Since i don't know the context of the situation i can't in good conscience tell you what to do. I can tell you that when i push patient's it.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
is usually because I care, I see they are stuck or I am concerned for their safety.
Dr. Syed H. Sajid
Yelling at patient is usually never helpful. If the doctor is professionally competent and has always taken good care of you and has been nice to you in the past. Please take a moment to think about the reasons for yelling and then it's your decision to stay with that psychiatrist or not.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

It really depends on your existing relationship with the psychiatrist and the circumstances.
Yelling certainly is not a recommended psychiatric treatment, but doctors sometimes do have bad days. You might start with sharing how the yelling made you feel and hear what the doctor has to say. If this is a pattern of abusive behavior, report the act to the state board and find another therapist.

In brief: Possibly

It really depends on your existing relationship with the psychiatrist and the circumstances.
Yelling certainly is not a recommended psychiatric treatment, but doctors sometimes do have bad days. You might start with sharing how the yelling made you feel and hear what the doctor has to say. If this is a pattern of abusive behavior, report the act to the state board and find another therapist.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Relationships

Sometimes our perceptions can be limited when it comes to the powerful relationships in our lives.
The relationship between patient and physician can be one of these and that may include some stressful and intense interactions. I would caution you to review a few things: is this relationship helping me? Was this physician expressing concern for my well being? Am i doing anything dangerous?

In brief: Relationships

Sometimes our perceptions can be limited when it comes to the powerful relationships in our lives.
The relationship between patient and physician can be one of these and that may include some stressful and intense interactions. I would caution you to review a few things: is this relationship helping me? Was this physician expressing concern for my well being? Am i doing anything dangerous?
Dr. Robert Killian
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