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Most Psychiatrists Are Like The First One I Worked With?

MainerMikeBrown

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In March of 2000, I finally decided to get help for my issues with mental illness. Not long after, I stayed at a psychiatric ward for a few days.

While there, I received talk therapy for the first time. The head psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practicioner did individual therapy with me.

I liked the nurse practicioner. I felt that she cared and gave what I thought was good advice.

However I wasn't impressed with the doctor. While I thought the actual advice he gave me was fine, I didn't get the feeling that he cared. He acted burned out and impatient.

From their, I told the nurse practicioner that I didn't think the psychiatrist cared and that he acted stressed out.

She responded by saying that lots of psychiatrists are like that.

But since then, I've worked with lots of psychiatrists over the years. And I found that very few are like that. I found that the vast majority of psychiatrists are warm and care about patients like me.

So I don't know why this nurse practicioner believed that a great deal of psychiatrists were like the one I worked with at that hospital.

Go figure.
 

MainerMikeBrown

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I probably should have said something to this psychiatrist. I should have told him that I wasn't impressed with his attitude. But it was the first time I had ever been in a psychiatric ward, and it was the first time I had ever worked with a psychiatrist. And I was already overwhelmed with my mental illness.

I'm glad that most psychiatrists I've worked with over the years since then weren't like this one was.
 
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