Finding a Psychiatrist/Weight Loss|
Please help me. I am getting very frustrated with the psychiatrist I have been seeing. Nobody seems to know much about Bipolar II and I REALLY feel I have it. When I call Psychiatric offices I usually ask them what is the doctor's speciality and they just give me the same old answer "they handle everything." I am miserable and I just can't seem to find anyone here to help me. Can you refer a Psychiatrist in the Phoenix area??? I am so desperate. Also, what is the newest drug that is out for Bipolar II?? Also, is there ANY drug that does not have the side effect of weight gain? I am so afraid that I will not take any medication that has a side effect of weight gain. If I gain weight, I will feel horrible about myself anyways that the medication won't help much. Please respond to me as soon as possible. I have been desperately searching for someone who can treat me for about 3 months now. Please help.
Dear Paige --
Phoenix: there should be some good choices. Of course the best will have closed practices or waiting lists, unless you can find someone with experience who's just opening a practice. Try the Harvard list of doc's with bipolar training. If that doesn't work, here are some general guidelines.