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I am a patient of Dr Downs and I personally found him to be one of the worst doctors I have ever had. He talked down to me, and treated me like I couldn't possibly explain what was going on in my own head better than he could, due to his "years of experience" (which you would think would have shown him that not all adolescents are too hormonal/melodramatic to have any introspection). He constantly answered his cellphone in the middle of my sessions, talking on one occasion for fifteen minutes straight. He did not seem to care what I thought was wrong, preferring to blame my issues on family problems (which I don't have) and the fact that I am a teenager. He was condescending, frustrating to deal with, and I typically left his sessions more unhappy and upset than when I came in. I dreaded his appointments every time they were scheduled, and did not find him in any way beneficial. Tomorrow is what I sincerely hope is my final appointment with this man, and I will not miss him at all.
Dr.Downs has changed my life literally.He is patient,kind,and is a great listener.He really understands human behaviour and how attachment theory is so importent in a human beings development.I was once lost and now have found me with lots of help from a great man.If you want to go to boot camp for your behaviours and thought patterns to be positive ,go talk to Dr.Downs.
Helped my family very much deal with their issues and knew psychology very well. He's a great listener and is great at reading body language. I'd recommend him for just about everyone. If it wasn't for him, my sister would be dead right now and I wouldn't want to be a psychologist. Thank you Dr.Downs.
The best psychiatrist i have ever seen, was more then happy to explain specifics (contradictions, side effects, and mechanism of actions)of the drugs he recommended. Also never took offense (as so many psychiatrists do) when i refused certain classes of antidepressants, and worked with me instead of trying to force me into what he thought best. He also was an efficient psychotherapist, and i can honestly say i would be in a far worse situation today (if not dead) if he had not been my psychiatrist. He was not overly eager to pin diagnoses on me, which is an extremely common practice in psychiatry these days (unfortunately for me several other psychiatrists already had taken that route, which did absolutely no help and alot of harm.) I highly recommend him to anyone who actually wants to learn how to live with their problems, and do not recommend him to parents who believe their child has a mental illness that they want diagnosed and pills prescribed to 'fix'.
Dr. Downs is an exceptional psychiatrist. He is one of the only "talking" psychiatrists that there are, particularily in long term psychotherapy. If you are open to the idea of changing your life and understanding where you have come from, then this is the Doctor for you.It is not always an easy process, but change never is. You are in the best hands with him, as he is always patient, empathetic, so knowledgeable and most importantly, very reliable.Manitoba is very lucky to have him!
Dr. AC Downs has proven to be an exceptional clinician regarding long-term, psychodynamic psychotherapy. He is gifted with an incredible amount of patience and empathy and is very effective in utilizing his broad base of knowledge surrounding the core competencies needed in medical practice. His expertise includes but is not limited too; inter-personal relationships and communication skills, patient care, medical knowledge, professionalism and systems based practice. I have and will continue to refer Dr. Downs with full confidence, knowing that his commitment to assisting those who are serious about improving their lives is driven by passion, talent, knowledge and experience. Congratulations on your success and thank you very much for all of your help in restoring my life!
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