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TOPIC TITLE: Teen girl wants to see Psychiatrist immediately- NYC area
Created On 4/13/10 5:38 PM
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NEEDADVICE
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4/13/10 5:38 PM
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Teen girl wants to see someone immediately.

She says she has all the symptoms of depression. I think it's partly because of friends, and partly because of more end-of-year pressure at school. She likes to do what she likes to do and nothing else (you cant get her to do any homework requiring effort, but she does great in subjects that come naturally to her). She's seen therapists before and will only go to sessions where all the blame is put on her parents (one therapist did that).

She says she's too smart and unhappy and wants to be stupid and happy.

She says she wants to be put on medication immediately, because therapy hasn't helped her.

Would any professional consider giving her a placebo?

Who would you go to in or near NYC who will not "make a case" out of her?

Does this sound familiar to anyone?
 
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4/13/10 6:04 PM
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I think it would be wise to get a referral to a good psychiatrist for a consult (you can call ECHO or Relief) and explain the situation. I doubt any pdoc would give a placebo.

If the pdoc thinks she needs meds, then maybe she does. Maybe there are things going on that you are not aware of.

Alternatively, maybe you should talk to a psychologist (who deals with a lot of teenagers) yourself first, and see what he/she recommends.
 
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NEEDADVICE
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4/13/10 6:29 PM
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I got a name (from Relief) that I posted earlier, Dr. Halana Rothbort. No one is responding. She is very expensive. How do I check into her other than here? I'd have liked to hear that she's good from someone other than Relief.
 
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4/14/10 4:58 PM
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Needadvice- check out the thread u started on that psychiatrist because I answered u and unless you disliked my information, I don't think I'm a nobody.
If my information wasn't specific enough you can ask more questions, I probably won't mind answering them.
 
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