Communicating With Your Child's Psychiatrist
The first time I sat in a psychiatrist’s office, it was for myself. He scared me. He wasn’t anything like the mom-like therapists I was used to. He barely made eye contact. He asked me a few questions, to which I gave rambling answers. He scribbled. He left the room, returning after a few minutes to hand me a prescription and bid me farewell.
I’ve since visited a multitude of psychiatrists—for my own benefit and for Bob’s, my son with bipolar disorder—and found that first experience pretty typical.
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McClanahan, A. (2010, August 26). Communicating With Your Child's Psychiatrist, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, December 4 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/parentingchildwithmentalillness/2010/08/communicating-with-your-childs-psychiatrist