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Re: Personality conflicts & Inderal (not related :-)

Posted by Lisa on October 15, 1998, at 10:00:57

In reply to Personality conflicts & Inderal (not related :-), posted by Dr. Bob on October 15, 1998, at 8:37:10

> Well, psychiatrists are people, too. You hope that
> they don't have as many personality conflicts as
> your average joe, but they're not perfect, either.
> And if they have limitations, it's important for
> them to recognize them.
> Also, there's such a thing as liking a patient too
> much, too... :-)
> ----

> Inderal (propranolol) is used both for hypertension
> and also for anxiety, probably most commonly for
> performance-type anxiety. For more information on
> beta-blockers (this class of medications), but
> not, unfortunately, on their use for anxiety, you
> can take a look at Psychopharmacology Tips. Or
> search around elsewhere.
> Bob

Thanks, Dr. Bob, for clearing up that Inderal question. There are so many drugs used to treat anxiety, and even though I have a handle on most of them, this one was news to me. I suppose there are new drugs treatments popping up all the time, making it impossible to keep up with (that's why we have you :-).

As for the personality conflict subject, of course doctors are people too. :D And I would be first to admit if there was a clash in our personalities. Unfortunately, I'd only been seeing him for less than a month, he could never remember what meds I was on when I showed up for my appointments, didn't take notes, was rude on the phone and admiited to me he had a bad phone personality that I had to deal with, and looked annoyed every time I asked a question (Whew! Long sentence). After I questioned him about the behavior was when he came up with the "P.C." :-} I never yelled at him or scorned his actions, but only asked "why?". So, doctors's being people and all, yes I agree, but I believe this particular individual had other problems.

On the other end of the spectrum which you noted, I've also come across the kind that could "like a patient too much." Never in the mental health field, though I did establish some close and caring relationships with therapists, but with my own GP. He became so involved with caring for me, that he began to treat me and discipline me as though I were one of his children. Had to find a new GP there (who again cares for me a great deal but never crosses the line). My old GP did phone me to apologize and I commend him for that.

Just wanted to explain here that I know and welcome my doctors to be "people." It's the God-complex I can do away with.





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