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Don’t Skip Your Psych Appointments

I’ve managed to avoid my psychiatrist for 5 months which is a new record for me, and it struck me this morning that today is the first time I haven’t dreaded going to see her. I like my psychiatrist. She’s excellent I just don’t like to be reminded that I have to deal with a mental illness for the rest of my life. To be fair, I haven’t made an appointment cause I didn’t think I needed to change my medication, but sometimes just going for a check up is medication for the soul.

Life has been a struggle recently, and I am having trouble pinpointing what is causing the shift in my mood.  There’s nothing that my psychiatrist can do about that but maybe hearing her opinion will be helpful. It can’t hurt.

Sometimes just cause you think you don’t need a change in your medication shouldn’t be a reason not to make an appointment and check in. Don’t wait until you wake up one day and don’t feel right. Clinical depression is one thing but feeling a bit off is another and in my opinion, both are equally troubling and demand that same amount of attention.

Don’t Skip Your Psych Appointments


Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough and Undressed.


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Loberg, E. (2020). Don’t Skip Your Psych Appointments. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 3, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2020/01/31/dont-skip-your-psych-appointments/

 

Last updated: 4 Feb 2020
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