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do I need a Psychologist or therapist to talk with me?

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Is it normal when I see my psychiatrist for her to follow a form and just prescribe medicine? She does not let me talk if I need to but always says go see a therapist. I am paying to see her but yet I am in and out in 15 minutes. If I want to talk to someone do I need to see a Psychologist or therapist? Or should I change Psychiatrists?

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replied December 7th, 2013
Bipolar Disorder Answer A45316
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You may consider discussing your symptoms and treatment plan with a Psychotherapist or a Psychologist and if required you will be referred to Psychiatrist for further management. Counseling sessions may also help to identify the problems and help you to cope up with daily activities and difficulties encountered. You may also consider taking second opinion from another Psychiatrist.
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