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I finally went to a psychiatrist. But I don't think it helped much. Should I go to a different one?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe, but try again

Working closely with a psychiatrist or psychologist, where you often need to disclose the most personal information, often takes time to develop a good relationship.
It is rare to feel significant benefit after only one visit. Give it a few more visits; be very open and honest and see where it leads you.

In brief: Maybe, but try again

Working closely with a psychiatrist or psychologist, where you often need to disclose the most personal information, often takes time to develop a good relationship.
It is rare to feel significant benefit after only one visit. Give it a few more visits; be very open and honest and see where it leads you.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 1 visit vs treatment

Without knowing what troubles you and what you shared with the psychiatrist, it's hard to know what transpired.
Definitive treatment cannot be completed in the first visit, and this is only the start of a relationship aimed at understanding you. From there, treatment plans can be developed and worked on together. If you didn't feel comfortable at all though, you could get another opinion.

In brief: 1 visit vs treatment

Without knowing what troubles you and what you shared with the psychiatrist, it's hard to know what transpired.
Definitive treatment cannot be completed in the first visit, and this is only the start of a relationship aimed at understanding you. From there, treatment plans can be developed and worked on together. If you didn't feel comfortable at all though, you could get another opinion.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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