my appointment with "Dr." Thacher at MHMRA went wronger than I ever imagined wrong can go. It's quite a long story but basically after explaining all of my recent symtoms of depression, mania and panic/anxiety to her (in addition to the hospital trip), she told me that she did not think that I suffered from depression and that it was not necessary to increase my dosage of 37mg of Effexor to 75 or higher!!! I am pretty sure she did this b/c I had also explained to her that when I was there 2ish months ago, I had explained to my case worker that I would like to be transferred to a different psychiatrist as I did not feel that Thacher really cared or listened to me, nor did she even believe that I suffered from bi-polar disorder....(that is another story from a visit with her from several months ago)...even though she prescribes bi-polar meds to me. I asked her if Chelsea (the case worker) had told her of this (like she was suppose to) and she said "no" and looked confused and slightly offended. I cannot recall (as usual) the exact wording and order of the conversation, but at some point she asked me why I think I am depressed (AGAIN) and I told her (in a slightly irritated voice) that "again....." and repeated all my symtoms, etc. I told her I felt like what I was telling her was going in one ear and out the other. There is more but not enough space here..
Posted: 7/23/2008 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review