My Dr. is away until late March. I am crashing. I hate people, they smell. There is so much noise all around me I cannot cope with it. The world is moving at a different speed than I am. I am worried, but my Dr. is away. Should I ask to see one of his partners?
A: Yes. March is a long way away and I wouldn’t wait. I would even go so far as to say that if you can’t get in to see one of the partners, make an appointment with a competent psychiatrist in your area who can see you in the interim.
For the future I would talk to your doctor about making these arrangements with you ahead of time to avoid anxiety downstream.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Feb 2014
Tomasulo, D. (2014). Bipolar Advice. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 27, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2014/02/22/bipolar-advice/