I recently moved to this state after the suicide of my husband (that's a whole other story) and called around to find a new psychiatrist. My first appointment with him was today. I have never been treated like I was today. I have been to psychiatrists for 17 years now and pretty much know what I'm talking about when it comes to my meds and my behaviors, etc. This man looked down his nose at me and had the worst bedside manner of any shrink I've ever been to. He questioned my bipolar diagnosis..... because it's a "catch all". I brought my meds with me (as they all want you to do) which includes lithium, rozerem and Klonopin. I take the lithium regularly but only take the Rozerem and Klonopin as needed. He said that it was odd that the Rozerem works with me only taking it occasionally. WHAT? Why would I take it nightly if I don't need it. THEN... I told him that I needed the Klonopin refilled. He said he would write it but don't call back and say aliens abducted the prescription or it was sucked up by a tornado. WHAT THE HELL? I was really offended by this.... I am NOT a kid, nor am I a drug addict.... I told him I'm not planning on selling it nor am I a drug addict. He said, "That's what they all say." This is the first time I met this man and I like to think that I am well-spoken and not especially exhibiting the tell tale signs of an addict. This was total disrespect of me and my condition. Has anyone ever been treated like a criminal by their psychiatrist before? I plan to find a new Dr.
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