Posted by spike4848 on January 13, 2002, at 13:10:11
In reply to Psychiatry -in its present form-SHOULD BE OUTLAWED » OldSchool, posted by manowar on January 13, 2002, at 1:18:27
Dr Bob may ban me for this one, but ..... when I was going through medical school and residency in medicine, I met alot of psychiatrists in training. They actually are forced to work on the medicine floors for 6 months.
I hate to generalize, but they were very lazy and unmotivated. Psychiatry attracts these types, because of all the fields of medicine .... psychiatry is by far the easiest in term of life style and academic challenge. I would say 75% of my medical school peers going into psychiatry said they were doing it because of the "Easy Life Style" "It is 9 to 5" etc. One individual actually said .... "Hey I can pretty much sit back and sleep during office sessions, nod to the patient occassionally and hand them a prescription for prozac at the end of the visit."
And many of them are too scared to prescribe anything but and ssri or effexor or buspar...... scared to try MAOI, stimulants, benzo, TCAs because their afraid a patient may OD and family will bring a lawsuit.
Sorry to any quality Psychiatry out there.