Control Over Bipolar Treatment – Learned Helplessness

One of the crazy things that will happen to you when you seek treatment for being crazy, is doctors will ask you what treatment you want. Usually your psychiatrist/doctor will give you two options: Would you like to try psych med A or psych med B? This provides the mirage of control over your mental illness and your mental illness treatment.

Frustration, thy name is bipolar.

Patients Choosing Psych Meds has an Air of Hilarity to It

This choice, of course, is ridiculous.* How should you know which medication to pick? They're the doctor, the fancy psychiatrist, aren't they supposed to know?

What criterion could you possibly use to pick a psychotropic medication that would conceivably compare to an actual doctor?

 
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