Turning in my 2022 review about 2-weeks late lol. So what else is new?
Three out of 5 of my former and current prescribed daily pills are classified as psychotropics here in Indonesia. Here's a review for how they helped me and my mental health.
These are random stories I want to write about my psychiatric diagnoses and doctor visits that are either too short, or I just couldn't fit in any of the previous #MHJ parts. Stories including wrong stereotypes of psychiatric patients, opening up with your therapist, and supplemental coping mechanisms besides psychotropic medications.
I am not against self-diagnosis IF and IF ONLY it made you better prepared for your actual professional diagnosis by your psychiatrist. Here's my story on that.
The comprehensive elaboration on why I'm telling you that it is SUPER NORMAL to NOT know what to say or expect at the first visit, and why you still have to make that appointment regardless!