How’s it going?
I hope you’re having a good day.
I have to tell you this story about what happened to me.
It was really strange (things that happen to me usually are : )
I was talking to this professional – a person who was a CPA, years in practice, and he gave me
absolutely, positively, INCORRECT advice!
I knew it was incorrect, because I knew this area well.
But I went to two other experts who were CPAs to confirm.
I was amazed.
If I would have listened to the first person, it really would have cost me a ton of money.
You really have to be careful sometimes with experts, even doctors.
That’s one of the things I talk about in my courses/systems, because there are good and bad
doctors out there, and you want to find a good one.
LEARN THE SECRETS OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL WITH
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
So you have to be careful, not just with doctors, but with psychiatrists and therapists, too.
Any expert that you use.
If you hear something that just doesn’t seem right, you need to get a second opinion.
It works in reverse, too.
If something sounds too good, you should also get a second opinion.
You know that old saying, “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
Like those advertisements for a natural cure for bipolar disorder.
You shouldn’t take them at face value, because you know there isn’t a cure for the disorder.
You should get a second opinion, and ask your doctor about it.
Get two other opinions if you can, on whatever you’re questioning.
Like I did with the CPA.
Especially when something just doesn’t sound right.
Like on the natural cures.
I mean, it could mean your loved one’s life if they went off their medications because they believed what the ad said, without getting a second or third opinion from their doctor and psychiatrist (or even their therapist too).
So this is really, really important.
You need to try to minimize mistakes.
Spending a lot of time finding good professionals on your team.
Like I say in my courses/systems, there are good doctors and bad doctors, so you need to spend time finding the right doctor for you.
Don’t just take any old doctor.
Or psychiatrist or therapist, either.
Make sure the person you are working with is ok.
Like they aren’t going through a divorce, have really bad kids, are going through a bankruptcy, or live a million dollar lifestyle when they don’t make a million.
You also don’t want them to be distracted – like with other patients, phone calls, or a light during your session with them, because your doctor might just hurry you along, and not give you as good of care.
NOTE: This might sound crazy, And you might be thinking, “Dave, who cares if a doctor has bad kids or lives the high life, or any of those other things I just mentioned.”
Well, let me tell you, that’s going to spill over to either you or your loved one’s care. Think bout it. It will.
Also, ask a lot of questions.
If the doctor gets mad when you ask questions, note this as a red flag.
But you deserve to know.
Do you agree or disagree with me?
Do you think it’s important to get a second (or even third) opinion?
David Oliver is the author of the shocking guide “Bipolar Disorder—The REAL Silent Killer.” Click Here to get FREE Information sent via email on how and why bipolar disorder kills.