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Re: Not an expert

Posted by ksvt on September 12, 2000, at 21:23:09

In reply to Re: Not an expert ksvt, posted by JohnB on September 12, 2000, at 16:34:00

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> > James - your post was of interest because I've had some conversations lately about this with my therapist, who has been less than supportive of my participation on this board.
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> I don't want to dis all the good docs out there, but there is something subversive in patients getting together to share info, and doing their own research. I rarely mention things I've found out on my own or bring printouts to docs anymore, because I mostly get a derisive attitude. There's this whole kabuki theatre played out where the doc is this god-like all-knowing father figure and the patient is the supplicant ignorant child. But of course, it has to be that way, else how to justify those fees.

JohnB - I don't know whether anyone else has had to address this, but both my therapist and my spouse have been rather disapproving of my participation on this board. My therapist's concern is that I will rely on the anecdotal information supplied by persons whose unique medical circumstances are unknown to me, to influence my willingness to follow the meds advice of my pdoc. She unfortunately interpreted my desire to seek other info as disatisfaction with my pdoc. She doesn't seem to be overjoyed about the notion that I may be looking to the internet for emotional support. My husband is a slightly different story. He seems to think I'll make depression a huge part of my life if I "commiserate" with other depressed people. I'm still trying to sort through how I turn these folks around. I imply no criticism. They've both been pretty supportive, and in the case of my spouse, I really don't think I've done much of a job of clueing him into what goes on with me. ksvt


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