If a patient asks a doctor for a drug that ends up working but, the doctor initially denied is that wrong?
I went to a psychiatrist knowing that I was in trouble. I knew lithium works for episodes. He said they don't prescribe it much anymore. This is a large clinic sponsored by an area hospital. They clearly only have interest in prescribing the big pharm atypicals, Abilify, Latuda etc. I said no way. They are hateful , horrible drugs. He then prescribed a very mild mood stabilizer that is usually used adjacent with atpicals.
I got very sick. This really didn't need to happen. Anybody who isn't severely schizophrenic shouldn't even be offered that junk but, they are consumed with getting people on it. Once I finally got lithium, the episode cleared up completely but, I really went through he'll that wasn't necessary.