How do I know if I have a good doctor?
A good doctor should know about the problem you want help with, be available to you, and make you feel comfortable.
The doctor needs to know about your problem.
You will want the person that you are seeing for talk therapy or medicines to know about serious mental illness Listed below are several things you might do to find out what your doctors know about serious mental illness
The doctor needs to be available to you.
You want a good doctor who is practical for you to visit and pay. You will have to consider:
The doctor needs to make you feel comfortable.
Feeling comfortable around people is often especially hard for the person with serious mental illness Be sure to give the doctor a fair chance. It takes most people at least several sessions to warm up to the doctor. You may want to ask your doctors if they are willing to work with other doctors and mental health workers involved in your care. This allows your treatment team to do its best work for you.