Doctor Reacts To Lady Gaga’s Disappointing Medical Statement

2020-ж., 15-янв.
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Lady Gaga recently went on stage with Oprah and said A LOT of great things about mental health. However, one of the statements was less than ideal so I decided to jump in and discuss. Btw I'm a huge fan of hers!
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  • Gaga should adress this :c

    POP DATAPOP DATA19 саат мурун
  • Ummm I understand your reasoning but most of the doctors are nowhere near as invested as u are or knowledgeable. So will have to site with gaga on this one due to personal experience with uncaring uninterested gp in UK that refused to refer me to a specialist. when suddenly from outgoing very confident person I changed into someone paralysed with anxiety. I was scared to speak or look up. So she kept her back turned to computer and I answered questions looking at her back. but do u hear voices? she kept repeating, no, and I don't think u understand, would rather get a referral, I said. No, I won't give it to u, do u hear voices? Now it took all my strength to say, please refer me to a specialist as u don't seem interested in anything other than that list. No, she said her back still turned. I gave up, she gave me some medication that stated it would get much worse before it got better, not something I thought I could take. So I never even started taking it. years later it turned out to be an allergic reaction, to coffee. Yup. And being overly sensitive to histamine. Ouch.

    zazu okozazu okoКүн мурун
  • Thank you for talking about this! ❤️

    Tamuhruh91Tamuhruh91Күн мурун
  • First 10 seconds were extremely ironic

    greg varghesegreg vargheseКүн мурун
  • Gaga voodoo you are cancelledt

    John TamioJohn TamioКүн мурун
  • You’re so fucking disappointing

    Lalabunny BunbunLalabunny Bunbun2 күн мурун
  • Lmao hag

    nastyash5nastyash52 күн мурун

    lifewithmattlifewithmatt2 күн мурун
    • ofc a kid that dyed his hair green 👍

      That Anime DudeThat Anime Dude23 саат мурун

    lifewithmattlifewithmatt2 күн мурун
  • gagavoodoo

    T.S.T.S.2 күн мурун
  • Celebrities need to stay in their lane!

    Viviana BenitezViviana Benitez2 күн мурун
    • no YOU need to stay in your lane!

      lifewithmattlifewithmatt2 күн мурун
  • See when u do clownery

    DeeDee3 күн мурун
  • The irony

    Adrian NeagoeAdrian Neagoe3 күн мурун
    • @Avenis J. i am

      Adrian NeagoeAdrian Neagoe3 күн мурун
    • Are you referring to what I think you're referring?

      Avenis J.Avenis J.3 күн мурун
  • your opinion is biased since you are a doctor.

    lady gagalady gaga3 күн мурун
  • Breaking News: A celebrity with no medical training gives bad medical advice

    Necrostic GamingNecrostic Gaming3 күн мурун
  • Timely

    Brian DoyleBrian Doyle3 күн мурун
  • I have debilitating fibromyalgia which is comorbid with depression, exhaustion, and anxiety (as many chronic pain issues are). I've been to a lot of specialist but it's my GP who keeps an eye on the bigger picture. If I had to go through specialists for every tweek to my meds it would take forever, especially since most psychiatrists aren't very familiar with fibro and it's effects. Any time my GP is unsure of something he will research it or talk to a specialist himself (we do this often with pharmacists for example). I'm very privileged to live in Canada where this is all free (and also that my mom taught my doctor lol) but stuff still takes time and things are hard to navigate. My GP might not be a specialist in neurology but he's an expert in *me.*

    Eri GlaserEri Glaser3 күн мурун
  • I had no idea the number of psychiatrists was so low that’s insane

    Patricia PatriciaPatricia Patricia3 күн мурун
  • I am a fairly complex case, and I have in my 9 years since diagnosis seen a psychiatrist 3 times. The psychiatrist usually writes a list of recommendations, try this, if it doesn't work, try this, and if not that, try this. Then it is managed by my GP(Australian version of family medicine doctors) and my psychologist.

    Maggie RalphMaggie Ralph4 күн мурун
  • I don’t agree with this I was prescrbed an antidepresant by a neurologist for my panic attacks and it ended up ruining me ı was hospitalized for a month. You need a proffessional, antidepressants require great knowledge there for go to a good psychatrist cause you are not a testing board.

    Nalia 23Nalia 237 күн мурун
  • I totally agree. As a retired nurse and a patient with Depression. My primary care Dr prescribed my antidepressants and adapted the dose as required.

    Claire WilsonClaire Wilson9 күн мурун
  • How about doing a segment with Lady Gaga?

    Kenny LiuKenny Liu11 күн мурун
  • As someone who has struggled with mental health, I can vouch for all of it. At one point in my life I did need a psychiatrist to address my mental health. When I was stable on the medications I had, I was able to continue the prescriptions through my PCP and have been doing that for almost 10 years. I still make adjustments, but when I'm having a difficult time I don't need to waste my psychiatrist's time.

    AbbyAbby12 күн мурун
  • I am a Doctor, MD in Public Health and I very much appreciate all the details you have explained in this video.

    dee_glaish no rules, no foul gamesdee_glaish no rules, no foul games13 күн мурун
  • I feel like that as a person who has had with bipolar 1 disorder (with psychosis) and OCD as my diagnoses, my primary care physician would NEVER be the right person who I can trust to treat my illness, although of course he/she would be in contact with the people I am seeing for my mental health. So I can't make any argument one way or another whether his or Gaga's statements deserve more credence. However, I do understand his arguments, and everyone's situations are different, and some may often present less severe symptoms that can be entrusted with a primary care physician. However, most primary care doctors/physicians/internists are not typically experts in this type of field, or any specified medicine field, and that is why patient referrals exist. So there is that reason that I tend to believe Gaga more...

    Akhila RameshAkhila Ramesh15 күн мурун
  • Anyone out there capable of getting this info back to Lady Ga Ga? Not all like to remain stupid, you never know...

    Lisa RodriguezLisa Rodriguez16 күн мурун
  • Idk why 21st century fellas is so obsessed with trying to fit in DSM classification

    Lelouch LeviLelouch Levi17 күн мурун
  • 1:25 OK, I get that, now make some recommendations that don't assume easy access to healthcare.

    octet33octet3318 күн мурун
  • I agree with most of what you say but I do not agree with you or Lady Gaga on Primary Care doctor for Mental health issues. Not everyone needs to see a psychiatrist for there Mental health issues. But....not all primary care doctors should be giving scripts for Meds for mental health. Not all Primary Care doctors are as knowledgeable as you. So please do not speak for all Primary Care doctors. I think you are a great person. I don't want you to think I am attacking you. My mom was given a psychiatric med by a Primary Care doctor, which was fine except he didn't give her all the info she needed to go with it. It was bad. She ended up in the hospital. She was living in Illinois at the time. I was given Lexapro by my Primary Care doctor in Florida, which again was fine. Again I was not given the info I needed. The info I am referring to is not in the paperwork given from the pharmacy either. About a year later that same doctor that gave me Lexapro said I could just stop taking it. I ended up having serious withdrawal issues. The same doctor had no idea what was going on. The withdrawal symptoms lasted for about 6 months. So I made an appointment with a psychiatrist and was given all the info that was needed. The psychiatrist helped me through the withdrawals and my mental issues with meds and therapy. Not every Primary Care doctor is like you. I have learned to do my own research on any meds given to me by a doctor.

    Sabriena PlotkeSabriena Plotke18 күн мурун
  • good news is lady gaga is paid to sing on a stage not save humans. thank gawd for dr mike

    Tabbatha MichaudTabbatha Michaud18 күн мурун
    • She raised $137 MILLION for the world heath organisation to help battle covid 19 but shes just a singer sure

      Adrian NeagoeAdrian Neagoe18 күн мурун
  • Ironically I had a PCP who refused to prescribe mental health meds. She told me I had to go to a psychiatrist. I literally had to tell her that every psychiatrist had a year or so wait lists before she prescribed anything at all but then refused to listen when I said it didn’t work. She did the same thing to my sister but wrote a referral to the psychiatrist at that office (they had counseling and psychiatrist at that office just a different part of the building. Like you checked in at that office but when they come to get you you go to a different part of the building). I’ve literally begged a PCP for insomnia meds telling her I slept 2 hours a night if that and her response was “I don’t know you enough so I won’t give you anything”. I was so sleep deprived I literally look drunk a few weeks later when I hadn’t drank anything in weeks. That doctor had my med list from my old doctor and there was a sleep/depression/anxiety med on there and even that along with sleeping so little wasn’t enough.

    S RS R22 күн мурун
  • Yea...because Lady Gaga is the foremost authority on medical science.

    Axiom Steel26Axiom Steel2626 күн мурун
  • Hope lady gaga watches this video.. n celebrities try to be more responsible before making polarising statements in the areas they don't have in depth knowledge about

    i am anonymousi am anonymous27 күн мурун
  • Let’s not forget that many of these patients receiving prescriptions from their primary care doctor are also seeing some kind of therapist or have been assessed by a psychologist, who lack the license to prescribe medications. The PC doctor is able to fill that role of prescribing, based on the diagnoses and recommendations of mental health professionals. PC doctors are there for your overall health and well-being. That includes mental health needs.

    Scott BallingerScott Ballinger29 күн мурун
  • I'd like to ask if it's normal for you to be checked again even after your neurologist has referred you for an MRI? The equipment wasn't available in the hospital that my neurologist was in, so I was referred for MRI to a bigger hospital where- I spent like 10 hours, lining, and all they did was check my reflexes… as well as referred me for lab test (which I couldn't make it because it was already late.)

    R SR S29 күн мурун
  • It's sad that no matter what, there will always be some irrational butt-hurt fans.

    No OneNo OneАй мурун
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    Nana Bear-Decimator Of Souls, Conqueror Of DeathNana Bear-Decimator Of Souls, Conqueror Of DeathАй мурун
  • My primary, REFUSES to prescribe my meds. Its frustrating. I was diagnosed as bipolar at 19. I'm 36 now.

    Emily PEmily PАй мурун
  • Influencers say something scientifically wrong and tens of millions believe it. A REAL DOCTOR explains how it's wrong, and only one or two million sees it. Please help these good people in spreading the facts. Instead of sharing useless memes, share these videos instead.

    NobodyNobodyАй мурун
  • In Spain a medical doctor can't prescribe antidepresive, only phsyquiatric medicals and the waiting is awful.

    Esther SancedoEsther SancedoАй мурун
  • As a bipolar patient, at first I was kind of like "um yeah that makes sense" what she said. But my PCP DO the moment I suggested I might be bipolar took me off my SSRI and put me on an anti-psychotic. About a year later I was in the hospital with a manic episode and symptoms of psychosis. So I get her concern, but I also see what Dr. Mike is saying.

    Midori SangatsuMidori SangatsuАй мурун
  • oop

    Jasmine NguyenJasmine NguyenАй мурун
  • If each psychiatrist takes on 2,000 patients, we can do this. 40 million pts/ 20,000 psychiatrists.

    Greenbean CasseroleGreenbean CasseroleАй мурун
  • Love Gaga and her advocacy, but without my Primary Care doctor, my depression would have gotten much worse and lasted much longer had I needed to wait for a referral and an appointment, not to mention I was uninsured at the time so the cost would have been much more than I could afford and negatively impacted my health even more. She saw me and screened me and knew I needed medication asap to help manage the episode while I went through the process of developing a management and care plan that included therapy and lifestyle changes. It took me months to get into therapy, but a medication helped me manage my depression to help me function in that time. Your PCD is your first line of support and defense.

    Allegra TeresaAllegra TeresaАй мурун
  • My primary care doctor refuses to prescribe mental health medication.

    Erin McNeillErin McNeillАй мурун
  • DR Mike you need to assess the Psychiatric field. In this state it's turned into warehouse medicine, one physiatrist with ten therapist helpers that assess you to see if you're going to see the Psychiatrist. Or they don't take insurance, because of reduced rates. I think there's a shortage of Psychiatrists or a lot more sick, this is pre-pandemic.

    tlaktlakАй мурун
  • I would not be able to get access to some of my mental health medications with my pcp.

    Mary Elizabeth MinnsMary Elizabeth MinnsАй мурун
  • Doesn't he know good blood flow to his arms is important for his health 🤣🤣

    Jodie MartinJodie MartinАй мурун
  • My perspective as a person who has struggled with Agoraphobia and Panic disorder is that it is perfectly reasonable for primary care Dr. to prescribed anti-aniexty and anti-depressants because many people only have access to mental health therapists that are not M.D.'s and cannot prescribe meds like Licensed Social workers and Psychologists. But I do believe that you should be treated in tandem with both. One without the other doesn't seem to treat the patient holistically.

    Torrie ZennaTorrie ZennaАй мурун
  • My primary care doctor percribes my meds but works with my Theropist on it

    Kearstinne kenersonKearstinne kenersonАй мурун
  • My Psychiatrist left the medical center I belong to and there was a 2 to 3 month wait to see a new Psychiatrist....I needed four Primary Care Doctor, at the same center, whom I have been with for eight years, said she couldn't prescribe the meds..."She wasn't allowed" and she told me to go to the emergency room...where, at best, you only get 14 days of meds, if at all...I ended up having to go to another hospital/ mental health now my medical care is at one medical center and my mental health care is at another...even I know this is not an ideal situation....

    Lori VassalloLori VassalloАй мурун
  • I think she’s talking about her experience only...

    sandra abbottsandra abbottАй мурун
  • Ever since I was a teenager family physicians, general practitioners, primary care - whatever you call them- have prescribed antidepressants for me. Only once did a doctor send me to the community mental health clinic and that was when I was almost 50 years old. I believe doctors over prescribe antidepressants, especially if you're a woman. Tell a doctor you're tired & they slap you on an antidepressant.

    Pamela HornickPamela HornickАй мурун
  • There's something seriously wrong with your health care system in the US, then. I live in a country with a quarter of US GDP per capita and family medicine doctors usually refer people with mental health issues to specialists. As a matter of fact you don't even have to have a referral from your family medicine doctor to make an appointment with a psychiatrist.

    slaweroslaweroАй мурун
  • I got rejected by a girl thrice and that has engulfed my mind and hurt my self respect .. i keep thinking about this incident even after 5 years

    pawan sharmapawan sharmaАй мурун
  • As someone who got more harm than benefits from antidepressant prescribed by a random GP, I totally agree that it is not optimal. Sometimes the answer is there, when you face that your beliefs were not right and when you start to step on your ego and admit that you are partly responsible for how you feel and only a Psychiatrist can help you get out of that. (Some people need medication though, and it's fine! I'm not minimizing that.)

    Sam.Sam.Ай мурун
  • I don't know Dr. Mike's thoughts on Nurse Practitioners and PAs and would love to hear in another video his views on this from a research/science standpoint. For this video, the lack of access to psychiatric care is why we need to use PA/NP who specialize in psychiatric mental health to ensure more patients are getting the care they need. I think Primary care docs MD/DO, PA, NP should help to bridge access to psychiatric care and this will help to triage more medically complex patients to board certified Psychiatrists.

    Steve TranSteve TranАй мурун
  • I love Lady Gaga, but she isnt a health professional

    ToSamus Aran 2.0ToSamus Aran 2.0Ай мурун
  • What do clinical psychologists do?

    Robert H.Robert H.Ай мурун
  • Yesssss it took forever to get an appointment with my psychiatrist. Worried as I’m about to be without a job how I will afford my medication and insulin (adhd, anxiety, ptsd, depression and ocd)

    wanchanga22wanchanga22Ай мурун
  • First off, Lady Gaga is a human being before she is a celebrity. Everytime she talks about mental health, she ALWAYS says to consult with a medical professional and to not do what she is doing to help your own mental health struggles. Secondly, she recognizes the privilege she has. In her documentary, we get a glimpse into her struggle with fibromyalgia, and in the midst of her moaning out in pain while being treated by a medical professional, she openly says along the lines of, "I have these resources in an instant, but what about everyone else? How is everyone else supposed to deal with this?" Thirdly, she created the Born This Way Foundation with her mother to help provide resources and support young people who struggle with self love and mental issues. Many of her fans struggle with mental disorders, self harm, and suicide. She has dedicated performances to fans who have killed themselves. She knows what's happening. She's doing everything she can to help. Thank you for elaborating on the shortage issue, and for reassuring the public on what their options are.

    JulisaJulisaАй мурун
  • My primary hasn’t prescribed me any medication when it came to mental health like panic attacks. I was sent to a therapist for an evaluation and then given what I needed to manage my crippling panic attacks. Only thing about having to go to a therapist from my primary, is more time before I get what I need and having to go through a bunch of other stuff when my primary already knows what I’m dealing with and for how long. I think it depends on the case.

    Xenia TorresXenia TorresАй мурун
  • I have struggled with my mental health for over 10 years, and all these specialists always made me severely uncomfortable. It sometimes scared me, giving me anxiety attacks just thinking about how I had an appointment coming up. God forbid something went wrong with my information I have to fix or copays ect because really anything money related always terrified me. Ya not for me no thanks. Thanks though lady gaga

    Jezicca LorneJezicca LorneАй мурун
  • I am glad you spoke about this.I work in a third world country.firstly people find mental health issue a taboo here.secondly, the mentality " more expensive the treatment, better the result" exists here.third, depression and anciety cases should and must be managed by primary care physicians.if a patient went to a specialist directly or waits in ER for depression meds, its worrisome.ER is already full.and now dangerous my country, doctors get shot if patient is seen late.yes and no one is held accountable plz highloght this issue again and again dr mike because ppl from my country Pakistan love you.and listen to u.

    Saamiya KhimaniSaamiya KhimaniАй мурун
  • Just did the maths for my own region the UK, 66.5 million people and 38,000 therapists... if 1/5 people have mental health problems then each therapist has 3.5 patients. (66.5 mil*0.2... divide that number by 38k.) What's interesting to me is the waiting list... it took me 8 months to see a professional when I was younger and experiencing suicidal thoughts, which for context was 5 years ago. People are dying because they aren't seen fast enough, and by the maths, people should be seen quicker. So my point is, how the hell is the US coping with so few therapists?

    Megan SimpsonMegan SimpsonАй мурун
  • I was prescribed anti depressants while waiting for therapy. They literally saved my life. I was prescribed by my GP which I think is roughly equivalent to family medicine doctor in America.

    NbtNbtАй мурун
  • This man is not a specialist & does not deal with fibromyalgia patients enough to be commenting on their issues like this. He’s doing exactly what she is criticising & he’s not happy about it. As a consultant psychiatrist in London I agree with Lady Gaga; they should be seeing specialists and not managed by generalists all the time, especially around diagnosis of FM & initiating treatments. I think there’s a faulty mentality in all of his arguments & they mostly focus around America’s broken healthcare system. He’s simply performing yet again and just trying to fluff up his KGworld channel views so he can charge his patients premium prices under the guise of a high profile doctor. It’s fairly unethical in my opinion. Lady Gaga is one of the most inspirational mental health advocates & sexual abuse survivors in the world right now - as a consultant psychiatrist I am incredibly grateful for her and the hope she gives our patients.

    dara151dara151Ай мурун
  • I think she meant about the difficulty that many doctors have to differentiate bipolar and depression pacients, especially about the first ones that cannot get antidepressant. But she could clarify more, it's important always to talk with your doctor...

    Bruna Fernanda Campos BertolinoBruna Fernanda Campos Bertolino2 ай мурун
  • Nice 👌

    salman khan video Likes my youTube channelsalman khan video Likes my youTube channel2 ай мурун
  • absolutely excellent video.

    Joanna ThiessenJoanna Thiessen2 ай мурун
  • Hmm what did lady Gaga say??? It’s hard to deal with PCPs who refuse to give you meds for adhd because of the stigma :(

    Aria MembrenoAria Membreno2 ай мурун
  • I have had fibromyalgia since I was a child and I am 50 years old. It’s a disease of differential diagnosis. I have been to every sub specialist in the Southeast United States and the best medical facilities in the country. Based on you incompetent comments you know nothing about fibromyalgia and certainly DO NOT have fibromyalgia. You look about 25 years old and sound as equally inexperienced. You are seeking a platform to get individuals, with zero knowledge of fibromyalgia, like yourself, to hit the like button for your own ulterior motives and self agenda. Go back to school. Educate yourself and save the world from your worthless opinions by removing yourself from the KGworld Platform that gives you undeserved self gratification on a topic you clearly don’t understand. Save yourself more embarrassment. Those of us living with this debilitating disease are disgusted by people like you.

    Melissa CarrMelissa Carr2 ай мурун
  • If you suffer from mental illness from my experience 1. See a pathologist, do blood tests, check thyreoid 2. Try to eat well, sleep well Take vitamins especially omega and D (if you have mental issues that will not cure anything. dont believe gurus) . 3. Start sessions with a psychologist. (psychologists will tell you that eveything is in your head and that if you feel good everything will turn fine - dont believe them) Also visit a 4. psychiatrist and 5. A neurologist for a deeper understanding and evaluation of your symptoms.

    Ισίδωρος94 ΤζΙσίδωρος94 Τζ2 ай мурун
  • Gaga is right.

    Ισίδωρος94 ΤζΙσίδωρος94 Τζ2 ай мурун
  • I wish the Philippines would have a lot of mental doctors. It's so stigmatized here in our country, saying that it's just a phase and whatnot

    Black SapphireBlack Sapphire2 ай мурун
  • What should you do if your primary care physician and a child psychologist is telling you nothing is wrong with you or you will grow out of it but you are passing out on a regular day to day? Mental health wasn’t even brought up in the conversations

    Little WolfLittle Wolf2 ай мурун
  • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! As a mental health professional I love when I see other people supporting and sharing this information. I actually had a struggle deciding between medical training or mental health. I love finding medical professionals who treat holistically. ❤️

    Robin GravlinRobin Gravlin2 ай мурун
  • Here's my middle of the road interpretation of what I think Gaga probably meant: If you are depressed, being prescribed a "magic" drug to supposedly fix the problem is not the most healthy way to get better as it doesn't solve anything; the likelihood is that you're probably feeling depressed because something is wrong in some part of your life. Prescribing drugs isn't a cure, but a way of managing the problem that doesn't actually address the underlying cause. What you need is for someone to point out to you the parts of your life that are causing you grief, and offer advice as to how to fix them, which sounds like the job description of a therapist. Dr Mike doesn't isn't wrong when he says why you shouldn't get sent to a psychiatrist, but it doesn't sound like Gaga was wrong either. That being said, the only info I have on what was said was what is said in this video, sooo...

    Andrew KnaptonAndrew Knapton2 ай мурун
  • Celebrities have egos soooo out of control they think they are qualified to lecture the public on any subject. It’s absolutely ridiculous considering most of them barely finished high school smh

    vanlmrvanlmr2 ай мурун
  • It's very concerning the ratio of mental health professionals to patients. Never knew there was so much difference

    Florencia LandrielFlorencia Landriel2 ай мурун
  • Peewhooped that statement 😂

    Asma 006Asma 0062 ай мурун
  • Why do we need all you medical professionals when we have gaga and other celebrities tell us about what's good for us. Seriously, y'all just want our money! 🤣

    NickoLimpusNickoLimpus2 ай мурун
  • I absolutely adore my GP who is a Family Medicine Doctor. I always trust her judgement. I went to a psychiatrist once when my mental health was out of control, absolutely horrible experience.

    KelsBells06KelsBells062 ай мурун
  • I would agree with you if I had not had my own problems with my own family care doctor. For 10 years (I'm 20, btw), I've been going to my doctor saying I've had issues with sleep, no motivation, low moods, and sleep paralysis attacks along with almost nightly panic attacks and was brushed off multiple times as being stressed/no energy due to me being less physically active. As a kid going through puberty, growing into young adult and having to deal with school and a horrible family situation and to be told nothing was wrong for years by my family doctor took a terrible toll on my mental health and it was on a downward spiral. It took me personally writing in to a mental health outreach programme to get in touch with a psychiatrist to properly figure out that I was suffering from severe anxiety and panic disorders.... which could have been completely avoided had my family doctor took control of the situation years prior instead of ignoring my pleas leading me to passively contemplate suicide everyday for two whole years. And before anyone says I could have gone for counseling, I was 10 when I started having severe attacks and I did not know who I could talk to (definitely not my parents as they were part of the problem)

    kwikpikachukwikpikachu2 ай мурун
  • Talk therapy (psychotherapist perspective) is highly underrated - speaking out loud and making sense of your thoughts can straighten out your subconscious and put you in a better headspace and also help you to help yourself on your own when you're at home. So happy to see you talking about this!

    LOVE AURALOVE AURA2 ай мурун
  • Yea Lady Gaga was wrong about primary care doctors not prescribing antidepressants. The only time you would need a psychiatrist is if its a very complicated case that the primary care doctor just isn't equiped to deal with but atypical depression they are completely capable of helping. For Fibromyalgia a primary dr can treat it but usually a rheumatologis is better equipped and more knowledgeable on chronic pain disorders. Regular pain medication isnt very effective for the severe cases.

    Jay PayJay Pay2 ай мурун
  • I am a Clinical Social Worker and learn so much from your channel. Thank you so much!!

    Michelle MohammedMichelle Mohammed2 ай мурун
  • I prefer my main doctor prescribing......than a psycho killer maln doc care ,others dont

    Social AppleSocial Apple2 ай мурун
  • I was put on a therapist waitlist... almost a year ago. I am fine, but can imagine those that aren't. That's not an option for people that are part of a lower socioeconomic status. But glad Lady G figured out her sh** with her private therapist.

    Sarah HutchinsSarah Hutchins2 ай мурун
  • Gaga may have said something wrong but there's no need to hate her. She literally addressed issues about mental health and started a foundation to help others. She's been dealing with fibromyalgia and even said that she got the money but she's still suffering, that's why she's helping others who doesn't have the means. She has been using her platform to address these issues but a single fault will make everybody forget your works.

    Erised EromErised Erom2 ай мурун
  • I studied, but never worked as psychologist. I realized one thing, a patient has completely wrong picture of himself so it takes forever to find out what his problem is. what u need would be talks with the family member and friends about their behavior, but u just can't. so i am all for meds for depression (trial and error). But for other things, borderline, manic depression..... and other disorders r so hard to diagnose, if u only get the patients view.

    Martin RabeMartin Rabe2 ай мурун
  • I'm very torn in this because my mom got antidepressants from her doctor as he said that she had depression. The antidepressants weren't working and her mental state was just declining. Myself and a friend of my mother's forced her to the psychiatric part of the hospital, where she was then diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had to be on completely different medication. She's been a completely new person since her new diagnoses and proper treatment. Now just because of the experience of my mom, I can't say that it's like that for everyone else. Myself, I did go on the route of psychiatrists,meds and CBT therapy. However, maybe most people are able to just deal with medications that general doctors prescribe.

    KatNicoleKatNicole2 ай мурун
  • When I was a kid, I had off and on pain in my abdomen. It would be so intense that I would lay on the floor curled up. My mom eventually took me to the doctor and they ran all kinds of tests and never found anything wrong with me. My mom stopped taking me and it eventually got better. I use to have a very negative view on doctors after that and I still have a hard time trusting doctors. However, as I grew older, I realized that at the time, there were A LOT of factors involved unbeknownst to the doctors. 1) My family moved around and my mother was a fan of more...holistic medicine. Therefore, I never had a consistent doctor when I was young. We only went when things were bad and "as needed". 2) I was lactose intolerant (diagnosed by a chiropractor no less), which was accurate, but either way there was no official record of it. 3) My family had recently been through a very traumatic experience and my dad's Parkinson's got significantly worse. My mother was thrown into chaos and letting me eat whatever. So I would eat milk and cheese and all kinds of dairy while suffering the consequences. Hence, looking back I probably had some kind of gastrointestinal enteritis. But, a doctor wouldn't know that if they actually knew me. Another fun side affect of not having a consistent doctor: There's a very good chance I have ADHD (getting tested) only now getting diagnosed as a 21 year old and years of unexplained behavior making me think I was stupid. Lesson: It's extremely important for your doctor to know you , guys.

    Lily8061Lily80612 ай мурун
  • I'm glad i decided to see a psychiatrist instead of just my family doctor. My fam doctor wasn't monitoring me closely.

    Melody DeanMelody Dean2 ай мурун
  • We need to stop taking medical advice from celebrities just because they've had an experience with something specific.

    Melanie R.Melanie R.2 ай мурун
  • She had a point though. GPs aren´t capable of dealing with psychiatric stuff. I love Mike, but his argument here is analogous to "there are not enough surgeons, and our system makes it so only wealthy people from non rural areas can afford to be treated by one, so it is quite okay for your family doctor to open you up on his desk". Heck no! If you and your GP are put in a situation in which there is no choice, he´ll have to, but that doesn´t make the situation any less wrong and fked up. I´m still to meet a single person who was properly treated for mental issues by a GP, instead of (accidentally) harmed.

    Alicia NietoAlicia Nieto2 ай мурун
  • In Germany you have to see a psychiatrist if you are on antidepressants for a long time.

    Annie PannieAnnie Pannie2 ай мурун
  • I have never agreed with a doctor that much.

    Φωτεινή ΗλΦωτεινή Ηλ2 ай мурун
  • maybe she had a bad experience with a family medicine doctor, and she got better care from a psychiatrist! But yes, i agree, when you have millions of people watching you, you shouldn't make such sweeping statements.

    LakukarachaLakukaracha2 ай мурун
  • 2.3k people really disliked cus they like lady gaga over facts

    Im ThrillzIm Thrillz2 ай мурун