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Sought outside therapist over Kaiser’s lack of staff

Published Saturday, September 17, 2022

I go to an outside therapist because Kaiser does not have enough available good therapists on staff. I also go to an outside psychiatrist because Kaiser hit a wall while treating my depression. My doctor had a list of medications he was going to try me on and wasn’t tailoring the medication choices to how I responded to the medications I had already tried. If “a” didn’t work for any reason, we tried “b.” My outside psychiatrist takes the information we learn from how I respond to medication “a” to decide what to put me on next. I lost hope with Kaiser that I could get better, and my outside psychiatrist has essentially found a medication combination that cured my depression.