15 patient evaluations for Psychiatrist with a cost of < $25

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Sep 10, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Irritability)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: Keep on point that the med is supposed to help, but do not be upset if it does not work for you. Be willing to give it a fighting chance, not all meds work for everyone.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 17, 2016 (Started Dec 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 27, 2016 (Started Nov 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Anger, Irritability, Anticipatory anxiety, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 45 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 13, 2014 (Started Dec 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Dec 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I meet Dr. Saleem once a month and I always keep my appointments.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 13, 2013 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: It was worth the wait for the summary for the insurance company. Very encouraging, that the Pdoc report is showing I was heard. The sertraline was lowered again I am hoping that this will improve energy, dreams without increasing depression symptoms. I think my anxiety is the part of the cycle that leads to fatigue, depression and around again,
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 3, 2013 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Solution "get a job" and that is not as simple as it sounds. June 25, 2013 said she would do a summary of treatment that I could if I wished send as part of LTD appeal. Today is Aug 3rd and last week I left a message inquiring when I could pick up the report. Impact timeline for appeals. no money end of this month. Have applied for financial aid, as well as in program for helping people with mood disorders find work. does my Dr have responsibility to me to provide reports in a timely manner?
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 4, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Feelings of hopelessness)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Not caring if I live or die)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Evaluation/monitoring)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (change in outlook, complains about how many doctors I see, post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Some assistance with meds; I am very sensitive to medications and quite often suffer the more obscure side effects. I've been on so many different meds I can't remember them all. I was down to 4 meds and the doctor increased them to 5 today.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Not caring if I live or die)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Evaluation/monitoring)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (change in outlook, complains about how many doctors I see, post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I always have the same clinician, but also get to meet 3 (so far) psychiatrists.

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Not caring if I live or die)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Feelings of hopelessness)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Evaluation/monitoring)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 22, 2012 (Started Aug 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (PTSD triggers)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I like that my psychiatrist is acutely active and engaged in my treatment. She is able to provide (brief) psychotherapeutic insights into some of the crises that arise. She also approaches it from a more holistic POV, double checking medication interactions, how the fibro is affecting me, pain levels, etc. in regards to the depression and dysthymia
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 20, 2010 (Started May 13, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Evaluation/monitoring)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 30, 2010 (Started May 13, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Evaluation/monitoring)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 15, 2010 (Started Nov 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depression cured, stopped meds 2 mths ago)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Between my physhciatist's encouragement an advice, I was able to discontinue the anti-depressent medication (Wellbutrin). I feel so much more like myself since stopping this med. Even though I only see him once every three months, the things he would recommend to me, such as think of only myself instead of my entire family like I have done for 31 years. When I am not up to going out, don't force myself to go. If my family (husband and 2 children) can't understand this, then they aren't helping me in any way. his is just some of the adivce he gave me which was causing my depression along with the fact that I can't do everything because of the fibro, but everything he has told me had cured my depression. Unfortunatey, it has made me so aware of everything being off the meds, I see myself heading toward a divorce. I was told by 3 of my physicians that my husband is causing my sympotms to be worse because of the stress he puts on me. They all feel my weakend body will get somewhat stronger if he was no longer around.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 14, 2010 (Started May 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: This is the first psychiatrist worth his salt. He is an excellent listener and works hard and quickly to find new solutions that will work. Within one month of my seeing Dr. O'Neal I had much more energy and was generally less hopeless about life as a result. He saw me quite frequently in the first two months: perhaps once a week! Now it is more like 6-8 weeks unless I forget to make the appointment which is not a good thing to do I learned this winter. As soon as I realized I was decompensating, however, I called him and also four close female family members and one good female friend. Dr. O'Neal called me as soon as his nurse told him how I sounded and how I had responded to her list of questions about my daily life like: !) are you able to wash yourself regularly, 2) How is your sleep? 3) Are you taking all your medications? 4) Are you taking your medications at the time you are supposed to everyday 5) Are you feeling suicidal or had thoughts of suicide, etc. THis is a new practice they have adopted and I think it is a very smart one. This psychiatrist definitiely has had a huge impact on my daily life since I started seeing him last May.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lack of support, Anxious mood, risk of liver/kidney damage

Feb 19, 2010 (Started May 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    Severe (risk of liver/kidney damage, Lack of support, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I've been on klonopin a long time. I wanted to try and see if I can titrate off of it altogether and see what happens. I haven't been able to see a psychiatrist at Kaiser for a long time --- for various reasons. My old p-doc left over two years ago and since then I've had nothing but long waits for being assigned a new doc (months) and then they are awful and I ask for a new one and the whole thing starts over again. Dr. Corpuz was the last doc I had. There was one other before her that quit just a month after I complained to Kaiser that he was an idiot. Now I have been transferred to another p-doc at my request because Dr. Corpuz was such a cold, imperious, doctor that kept me waiting for 45 minutes on our last appointment. I was leaving and very upset and in tears when she finally came to get me. She had nothing to say. Just, "Well, are you coming or not." Below, I have ammortized what would probably be the amount I paid to kaiser if I saw my p-doc monthly. On average, when things were going well, I saw my p-doc every three or four months. Now, everything is a mess over there. I haven't seen anyone in six months and I left early because Dr. Corpuz was being to horrid and then she said she wouldn't be my doctor anymore. She would "handle my case" until I was re-assigned... I was not unhappy to be rid of her but the whole circumstances under which everything happened was a farce and unprofessional.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lack of support, Anxious mood, risk of liver/kidney damage

Feb 5, 2009 (Started May 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (risk of liver/kidney damage, Lack of support, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: It's hard to find a good psychiatrist. Medications will not cure you. Having to try one medication after another is common as well as trying combinations of meds. Also the efficacy of meds don't last forever. Long term use of some meds can have damaging side effects in your health.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lack of support, Anxious mood, risk of liver/kidney damage

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