Posted by Basia on March 21, 2008, at 10:20:04
In reply to Re: PSYCOSIS!!! ANXIETY!!! OCD!!! WHAT???, posted by bissie66 on March 21, 2008, at 9:24:45
I agree with the previous poster and I think it's important to understand that this is a support and dscussion board, not a place for guaranteed diagnosis and prescription of drugs, and it can be very helpful to get REAL patients' experiences with medication, something I have often found pdocs to be cagey about, especially concerning side effects. After all, they're not the ones trying it and I doubt they have hundreds of patients on the same drug which would enable them to get a better idea of common or not so common side effects. That doesn't mean you have to take everything as read and follow our advice religiously of course, as with any other situation. However, people are caring and helpful on this board and it's so important to know you're not the only one out there suffering. Just because people are experiencing mental suffering it does not mean their opinion does not count. Psychiatrists should not stigmatise.
Just my two cents.