Posted by dcruik518 on August 4, 2008, at 8:48:12
In reply to Some people don't want to believe., posted by SLS on August 4, 2008, at 5:24:19
It seems to me that most people here believe that meds can be helpful. That said, however, I think many people here have difficult or treatment resistant cases and they come here to seek advice above and beyond the easy first-year-resident kind of "ssri's work for everything" crap. If there's anger, it's anger at the large number of incompetent dopes who call themselves psychiatrists. We therefore have to educate ourselves and sometimes take matters into our own hands. More than any other of the medical specialities, psychiatry needs to be done democratically, not autocratically, and I think it's this need for dominance among the p-docs that leads to patient frustration as much as anything else. The top down model is bunk.