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Hi all! I just joined the site, which I found while searching for information.

I have a myriad of disorders, and this looks like a great place to be for support.

I do have a question that I need help with, but I'm not sure where to post it.

There was a report written by a "recovery specialist" (yeath, right) written in psychobabble that I have many problems with and have an upcoming meeting where I am going to try and have it redone accurately.

There is one particular paragraph that is related to medication issues that arose while I was in a particular program that became a aboslute disaster. Anyway, I'm wondering if some of you might know what she is referring to in some of her psychobabble in this paragraph because I want to make sure I understand what she's saying before I argue it.

Since it's not a specific issue, but just help with understanding a process, would here be the place to ask it? Or is there a forum topic where I should post this?

Thanks!

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hello and welcome

just start a new topic in the nos section of the medication board and if it belongs somewhere else we'll move it and let you know where we moved it.

what does the paragraph say exactly? or do you not want to type it all out for all to see? there are a few of us here who can probably break it down, but i can't say that for sure since i haven't read it.

you can also just post it here if you're more comfortable doing that.

best,

penny

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Hi all, and thank you for the welcome.

I have no problem sharing the paragraph, in fact, I was planning on cutting and pasting it when I posted about it (sans any personal information).

I was just waiting to find out where the best place to post it was so I could not only respect the forum subjects, but also have a chance of getting the best answers.

If it's okay to post it here, I'll do that and if its felt I should also post it under medication issues, or elsewhere, or it needs to be moved, no problem. I'm easy. LOL

A recovery consultation was done in my behalf. Neither my advocate nor I agree with much of it, and there is a meeting scheduled in which I will be addressing my issues.

I want to make sure I understand what the report is saying in all asepcts before I argue it, as you can well understand. There is a reference to an "MI approach" that I have never heard of and want to understand so I know what I'm dealing with here.

What is it, how does it work, what instances is it used in (i.e.: is it an approach usually used in cases of addiction, or dependence, or another situation), what is the goal of this approach, to eventual stop the medication completely or allow the client to remain on it if that is their choice? Is mentioning this approach in this context something that slants the report in a negative or positive light to either side? That and any other information or comments you might feel it would be important to note.

Below I have cut and pasted the exact passage from the report so you have the context, sans any personal information.

If you have any questions or need anything clarified before you can answer, feel free to ask and I will be happy to answer

A little background info regarding this paragraph: A new doctor had wanted to stop the med I had been on for years and put me on something that I had already had a severe dangerous reaction to in the past. The resultling battle is still going on (the high point of which was that in response to my filing a formal grievance she had me involuntarily committed). This consultation was an attempt by my advocate to regain services I am being denied. As an aside, the committment did not hold and I was sent home.

My advocate did not expect this consultation to become an evaluation which is why we are meeting about it. That's why it's important for me to know what I'm talking about when I meet with them.

One more comment on the following that I feel I need to add simply because it bothers me that it is inaccurate, is that the comment that her judgement was confirmed by another psychiatrist is completely untrue. It was a county pharmacologist who knew nothing about my disorders or med issues. The psychiatrist she refers to, who was teh one who sent me home from the hospital, actually confirmed the dosage was appropriate. I am dealing with people who are trying to cover up a mess and have been found to share untruths, shall we say. Took me over a year to fight for my records, no wonder.

Anyway, I digress. Here's the paragraph:

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....In Deb's description, her doctor refused to prescribe a medication with which she had been treated for some time. The decision was based on the dosage of the medication, which was also viewed as inappropriately high by another reviewing psychiatrist. There was a refusal by xxx (the agency the doctor was affiliated with) to consult with the original prescribing doctor; there was no attempt to use an MI approach regarding this drug's impact, and the overall interaction was lacking collaboration between doctor and patient. Events escalated in a struggle for control ...

(END QUOTE)

Thank you all for being here for those who need it, and for trying to help.

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and the answer is...

Motivational Interviewing (clicky for wiki description.)

i could be wrong, but from the context this makes sense

Penny

Thank you for taking the time to find and share this. It's one MI I hadn't yet come across. You're right in that it makes a lot of sense in the context of the paragraph and unless another idea comes along, I'm going to proceed as if this is what it means.

The only glitch I could see is that if you read the rest of this report, you would see this woman is a terrible writer, and uses psychobabble like crazy to make it look like she knows what she's talking about when she really doesn't.

Assuming this is what she meant, then my concerns are well-founded. It is a comment that infers I simply was resisting change (especially with her incorrect statemeht about the psychiatrist agreeing with her) and I just "didn't wanna do it." It makes it look like the doctor made the right decision, she just used the wrong approach, which is why I wouldn't comply.

This is why this report, and her crappy psychobabble, bothers me so much.

So, now that I've dealt with yet another issue in this mess, where is the appropriate place to go and continue venting about it. God knows I need to. This has been a very long, very hard fight that is still in the "getting worse before it gets better" stage, and I am so, so tired. If nothing else, I could sure use some emotional support and perhaps a cheer or two to keep on going.

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Will do, thank you.

By the way, how does one put a caption under an avatar, or is that something only the administrators can do?

Go to My Controls at the top of the page. On the left side bar, under Personal profile click Edit Profile Information. Then you can edit the Custom Member Title field.

LR

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Will do, thank you.

By the way, how does one put a caption under an avatar, or is that something only the administrators can do?

Go to My Controls at the top of the page. On the left side bar, under Personal profile click Edit Profile Information. Then you can edit the Custom Member Title field.

LR

Got it! Thank you very much. I feel much safer now with my "protector." LOL

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I love your avatar. Is that your cat?

Thank you and yep, she sure is. Her name is Rockybeans (aka crazy peanut or jelly belly ior KING OF THE WORLD). Doesn't she look like the pink panther? LOL Surprisingly she was only about 5 months old when this picture was taken.

Actually she's not all that menacing looking, except at this angle. I just love running after her threatening to pinch her puffy little cheeks. Spoiled rotten and has me jumping at her every whim. I'll probably post a different picture of her eventually in another area here to brag. Her Mom who also lives here was a stray I took in and who had kittens a week later. Rock was born here.

They keep me going, you know?

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