Ive been with my psychiatrist for 5 years now. And I’m very happy with him and his disposition. He listens very well, explains things thoroughly, treats me with respect, and has reasonable expectations for me.
He’s told me that, because I am treatment resistant, there are going to be periods where I’m going to do well, and then periods where I relapse. I feel this is consistent with my history of sz. So neither he nor I expect that I’m just going to be magically well one day and resume a “normal” life.
That doesn’t mean that we both don’t have goals for me. It just means those goals are small steps toward functioning better. Not giant leaps toward recovery.
I’m so glad that he and I are on the same page about my diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. It gives me a clear view of the future.