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Re: Short-term med tactic needed

Posted by Neal on February 7, 2009, at 20:38:15

In reply to Re: Short-term med tactic needed, posted by garnet71 on February 7, 2009, at 18:09:50

I'll tell a story on myself. Once upon a time, I decided to quit Ativan cold turkey. Two days later, I thought "gee, that was easy". Next day I'm anxious and depressed out of my mind. I call the Pdoc. "what do I do, I'm goin out of my mind".

He finds out about my quiting the benzo; says 4 words. "Go back on it". I realize I'm the biggest dummy in the world in a flash. I had forgotten about the little experiment I had started a few days earlier.

On the plus side, Pdocs are like knights in shining armor for this reason: They help some of the most stigmatized people in society, the mentally ill. Most of society would like to sweep the whole thing under the rug. Just 100 years ago, they were still putting people in institutions and throwing away the key.

The other day I happened to hear one of those shock jock shows on AM radio. The jocks were saying "women who have mental problems should never have children" I couldn't believe my ears. This was going out to all of LA on the radio. For a minute I thought of going down there with a tommy gun and sweeping out the place.

And one last thing about Pdocs and I'll shut-up. I think they train them to have a stand-off attitude to their patients because some Pdocs will unfortunately have the experience of a patient suicide. Could you imagine that experience if they were to be emotionally involved with the person.

There's just one thing that tics me off; their hourly rates. People with good insurance will at this point nod their heads, but think "so what". But if you have to pay out of pocket, and are not rich, it's a disaster. Especially in a big city, where the rates are higher.





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