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Why do doctors think that one size fits all when it comes to treating health or psychological issues.

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe you need to

Talk with your doc further. Mental illness treatments are anything but "cookie cutter." Most docs recommend meds, counseling , light therapy, exercise, dietary change, and good sleep hygiene.
Co-existing illnesses need to be ruled out. It's trial and error and individualized care. Work with your doc and expect the same in return with layman explanations. If unhappy get 2nd opinion.

In brief: Maybe you need to

Talk with your doc further. Mental illness treatments are anything but "cookie cutter." Most docs recommend meds, counseling , light therapy, exercise, dietary change, and good sleep hygiene.
Co-existing illnesses need to be ruled out. It's trial and error and individualized care. Work with your doc and expect the same in return with layman explanations. If unhappy get 2nd opinion.
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Dr. Jeff McFadden
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5 doctors agree

In brief: You're NOT wrong

There certainly are examples in Medicine (as in all professions) of folks who generalize far too broadly when trying to determine the cause of organic/non-organic dysfunction in their patients.
I don't want to repeat what you've likely heard before but if you care to write more specifically about what's bothering you we may be able to forward ideas you've not heard yet. All the best

In brief: You're NOT wrong

There certainly are examples in Medicine (as in all professions) of folks who generalize far too broadly when trying to determine the cause of organic/non-organic dysfunction in their patients.
I don't want to repeat what you've likely heard before but if you care to write more specifically about what's bothering you we may be able to forward ideas you've not heard yet. All the best
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not all doctors

Most doctors put people into diagnostic boxes & treat all with a given diagnosis with standard options.
However, a foundational principle of holistic/integrative medicine is to see each patient as a unique individual and treat accordingly. Homeopathy is particularly individualized; 10 people with a given diagnosis are likely to be treated with 10 different remedies. Consider seeing a holistic doc!

In brief: Not all doctors

Most doctors put people into diagnostic boxes & treat all with a given diagnosis with standard options.
However, a foundational principle of holistic/integrative medicine is to see each patient as a unique individual and treat accordingly. Homeopathy is particularly individualized; 10 people with a given diagnosis are likely to be treated with 10 different remedies. Consider seeing a holistic doc!
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
As to why, doctors are products of their medical education and this is pretty much what they are taught to do. As our understanding of genetic and biochemical individuality grows hopefully doctors will learn to better appreciate the importance of individualizing treatment.
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