Firstly, I am so glad to have found this forum, for I am quite stressed at the moment and need advice as well as guidence.
I'd like to know if it is normal procedure for a Dr to ask on their new patient form for social security number and place of birth?
I recently saw a Dr who did just that, and on our first session and a series of questions later, he diagnosed me with post traumatic stress disoder, as he put it, nothing more, nothing less. Then gave me instructions to follow that induced flashbacks, and brought on fears and panic. I have been diagnosed with PTSD before, as well as pschizo-affective disorder by several Dr's. This Dr told me I had been misdiagnosed for schizo-affective disorder, yet he filled the prescription to continue taking meds prescribed for schizo-affective disorder, and panic attacks, but reduced the dosage in half. Which is Respierdal, and Klonipan.
My father was diagnosed and was treated for years for psychizophrenia, and passed away from cancer in 1994. This Dr told me that he felt my father was misdiagnosed. This Dr has never met my father therefore I don't know how he can make that usumption. What he said about my father upset me greatly.
He also told me many of my symptoms were brought on by surviving ovarian cancer.
He said he was not going to sign the orders he gave me to follow, which I found a bit odd.
This is the order as he printed it on his pc, and gave me a copy:
Presleep health: Recall the blessings by Jesus and other such recollections as lead to the sentimental tears. Stretch, twist, and relax for a few minutes a few times an hour.
Health if awake between the hours of 10 PM and 2 AM: As above but take your images and meories from the present and past, near and far.
Health if awake between the hours 2 AM and 6 PM: As above but take your images and anticiapations from the present and future, near and far.
I'm more depressed now than I was before I went to see this Dr.
I have no intentions of returning to this unprofessional situation. Should I report this Dr? If so who do I report him to?