Mental Health: Do doctors just throw pills at you and hope for the best?

United States
August 18, 2007 2:46pm CST
I have had trouble with mental health issues since I was 10 years old. I've been diagnosed with Bi-Polar Manic Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety/Panic Attacks, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. I can't even remember all the medications I've been on, but I do remember that none of them, NONE of them, have ever had any good effects on me. I've been to many psychiatrists, who mostly treat me like I'm faking it, then throw a Celexa prescription at me or something along the same lines. It's the most frustrating thing in the world feeling like this, and knowing that help isn't easy to come by. At least not good help. The only drug I've been on that has done anything for me was Xanax, but since that is an addictive Diazepam, there are few psychiatrists who will prescribe it at all, let alone for a prolonged period of time. Has anybody else had the same frustrating experiences that I have had, or have I just gotten a bad rap of doctors because I'm in Medicaid?
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