BEWARE of credentials……. There are far too many initials that can be found next to someone’s name today. Do you really know what they all mean?
They can mean different things for different people with the same letters. For example, ‘DR’ can mean a doctor of medicine, theology, a doctorate degree in astrology and more.
A majority of medical doctors do not know how to treat OCD nor conduct CBT correctly, an OCD patient can actually leave a medical professional worse off – whether that’s a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, physiotherapist, hypnotist, therapist or many others that think they understand OCD. They really don’t.
They understand about chemical imbalances and the like, but do they GET IT? Unless they have OCD they don’t get it. It’s impossible. This doesn’t make them inadequate, but you need to ensure the professional you turn to for help GETS OCD!
Too many patients are afraid to leave who they are seeing. If you see someone for a long period of time and nothing has changed for the good, GET ANOTHER ONE!
Don’t be afraid to go elsewhere. It’s your health!!!!!!
And don’t be afraid to ask the person you are seeing some test questions to see if they really do understand both OCD AND YOU. So don’t be afraid of who you are seeing and just be aware as to whether they GET OCD and GET YOU!
Also….Have you ever been seen by a therapist who has OCD? There aren’t many but they do exist. Check us out at OCD Canada – We Get It Cause We Got It.