My psychiatrist told me my anxiety is because I’m “denying God”

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I’d be looking for a new doctor, and reporting this one to the ethics board.


That’s totally unprofessional and you would be in the right to replace him with someone who can focus on your actual needs. You might also consider reporting him to the licensing board.


If you are a new atheist, it is absolutely natural for you to have anxious feelings – as you are still internally trying to cope with the cognitive dissidence you were carrying. This will ease with time and conversations. That said, I agree with the other posters… get a new psychiatrist.


Please find another one. Theism should be classified as a mental disorder and I think not in distant future that might well be the case and this doctor may be suffering from this.


Time to get a new psych then.