Communicating With Your Child's Psychiatrist

August 26, 2010 Angela McClanahan

The first time I sat in a psychiatrist’s office, it was for myself. He scared me. He wasn’t anything like the mom-like therapists I was used to. He barely made eye contact. He asked me a few questions, to which I gave rambling answers. He scribbled. He left the room, returning after a few minutes to hand me a prescription and bid me farewell.

I’ve since visited a multitude of psychiatrists—for my own benefit and for Bob’s, my son with bipolar disorder—and found that first experience pretty typical.


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McClanahan, A. (2010, August 26). Communicating With Your Child's Psychiatrist, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 17 from

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