One of the most important things any patient can o for themselves is be a good self-advocate. In psychiatry - perhaps more so than any other medical specialty - we rely on the patient self-report to impact treatment. As any good psychiatrist on the main line or elsewhere will surely tell you, we value the input of the patient. I tell all of my psychiatric patients in Wayne, Bryn Mawr, and Exton to be their own best advocate. Nobody is going to advocate for the patient more than they will and nobody can see what is going on inside a patient's head. If you are feeling a certain way, thinking a certain way or just generally have something on your mind: advocate for yourself! You'll be happy you did.
-Michael Silverberg, MD