I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder bipolar type by a hospital ward doctor. My community psychiatrist and I were discussing it last week following a 7 week hospital admission and he said 'I was talking to a professor once and he called schizoaffective disorder a wankers diagnosis'. I was really shocked at the comment, but concerned that he shares the same opinion (he didn't give his opinion). He also made several comments that indicate he doesn't, after 4 years, know me at all. It was like he was talking about a different patient. I don't know if I should request a different psychiatrist, a second opinion regarding my diagnosis or talk it out with him. I was thinking of writing to him prior to my next appointment regarding the above. Does anyone have any advice. I'm really confused and angry.
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