I am one of the people who hate to see their doctor. If it were up to me, I would never go. (OK, it is up to me, but it doesn’t feel like it.) It’s not that I have a bad doctor, or a mean doctor, it’s just that nothing good ever happens there; so why would I go?
Of course it is critical that people with a mental illness see their doctor. Your doctor is a gateway to the various psychiatric treatments you may need. And besides that, they went to medical school, and you didn’t. On some level, doctors do know more about bipolar treatments than you, no matter how smart you may be.
Bipolar Video: The Importance of Being Honest With Your Doctor
Today, I visited my doctor for some frank conversation around my bipolar medication prescriptions and my inability to pay for them; and something amazing happened.
If you need help paying for your psychiatric medication prescriptions, here’s some information on free or low-cost prescription medication assistance.