Posted by Laurie Beth on November 20, 2005, at 13:25:03
In reply to an unbridgeable gulf, posted by pseudoname on November 20, 2005, at 8:15:14
"I think this is an unbridgeable gulf. I don't know how to deal with such a physician except by not going to see her for anything, and certainly not for any sort of mental health issue."
Yep, but the hard thing is figuring out which physicians are which. Yes, *eventually* it becomes clear which MDs have too little respect for the client's own self-awareness (which isn't infallible, but is always important), which keep up better with the literature, which overestimate their own abilities, and which are secure enough and smart enough to be able to use suggestions from an educated lay person ... but sometimes only after much time and money has been committed.