Before I waste too much time and energy please tell me if there is such a thing as a psychiatrist who actually sits and listens and takes the time to go over allll the history with a real, genuine intent to help? I told my son's counselor why we were taking him to a new psychiatrist...because the first one we took him to talked to him for just a few min., scribbled a bunch down on paper and sent us on our way with medication. I didn't feel like he really had a grasp at what was going on with my son. We were very hesitant to medicate difficult child but he was suicidal (at the time) and so we went ahead and gave it to him. This was a couple years ago and so now we find ourselves in a situation where we need to find another psychiatrist for a medication change and I wanted to get a good one. The counselor looked at me and said, that's how most psychiatrists do it. He said most have been doing it so long it's just 2nd nature to them and know right away what medication might help. I feel like my difficult child has more going on and I want someone to take the time to figure it out! Am I being naive?