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Created On 10/12/13 7:46 PM
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Cutiestarr
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10/12/13 7:46 PM
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I think I have a personality disorder. My doctor just says "I am not sure of your diagnosis."

Sometimes I feel suspicious of people. I heard that some doctors do not tell their patients that they have a personality disorder because they will hurt their feelings. Do you know any psychiatrists with this style?
 
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Dr. Price MD
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10/12/13 8:37 PM
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Sometimes you have to brief the psychiatrist that it is okay for you to hear the truth: do I have a personality disorder or at least traits thereof? This approach may help you get a straight answer. Let me know how you make out.

Rabbi Price, M.D.
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Cutiestarr
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10/14/13 8:15 AM
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That's a good idea. Thanks.

Also I have anxiety that can turn into obsessive thoughts. I don't really like medication, have you seen much improvement with your patients in terms of whether therapy can help?

Speaking of obsessive thoughts, I call my psychiatrist way too much. This can interfere with treatment because she does not want to deal with my annoyances at some points. How can I determine beforehand when is ok to call her (ie is "I'm having symptoms" an ok reason or should it be more like for emergencies?)


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Dr. Price MD
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10/14/13 9:34 PM
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Can try writing down your questions as they arise. Wait a day or two and see if they are still relevant to ask the doctor or things have resolved with time. Let me know how you make out.

Rabbi Price, M.D.
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Cutiestarr
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10/15/13 6:01 PM
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I am a very arrogant person. Is there any way to be more humble?
 
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Dr. Price MD
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10/15/13 7:39 PM
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Are you into mussar sefarim?

Rabbi Price, M.D.
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Cutiestarr
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10/15/13 8:47 PM
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Well...that is a good idea but honestly I was reading them when I had my last breakdown. I avoid all things associated with my breakdown. It is not logical but it is more of an emotional association
 
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