Reply 20 of 64, by Jo22
Also, not all doctors and psychiatrist are the same.
Some do have mental issues or personality issues themself.
- Perhaps due to being exposed to their patients too long, dunno.
In that case, just look out for a secondary opinion. Or another doctor/psychiatrist. Or two. They are just human, after all. Not gods.
Don't get me wrong, I don't mean to make someone uncertain.
It's just important to know that professionals are not infallible.
Some (minority) of them do cause more damage than they heal.
It's like a friendship. There are good friends and bad ones.
Just don't let yourself be made miserable.
Don't let him/her make you believe it's all your fault or something like that.
If you seek for help on your own will, you should be handled with respect, dignity and humanity.
So if the doctor/therapist make you feel bad - switch him/her.
Remember: In one way or another, a patient is his/her own best doctor.
Because, only he/she can feel what's going on inside him/herself.
A doctor merely has the duty to interpret, to give advice. He/she isn't the focus. He/she is the one that swore an oath toto help, toserve.
So don't let other (older) people make you act submissive in front of a doctor. Rather, think along.
Trying to be polite and respectful to a doctor is good enough.
But if he/she does say something you don't agree with, talk about it.
Being submissive and thinking "he/she surely knows what to do" doesn't solve the health problems.
Some medication even makes things worse.
So again, consider a doctor/psychiatrist as some one to assist you. Think of him/her as a guide, if you will.
Shreddoc wrote on 2022-03-13, 20:55:
What people refer to as Therapy, is a formal, trained version of that.
True. A good friend, a family member or a good neighbor that listens to you can be even better than an psychiatrist, sometimes.
The feeling that someone really cares about you makes the difference.
Psychiatrist try to keep a distance to their patients, be it because they must be "professional", "objective" or because they simply cannot handle things emotionally.
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