Posted by Squiggles on November 2, 2004, at 12:27:40
In reply to Help inform professionals about online groups, posted by Dr. Bob on November 1, 2004, at 15:51:52
I have been posting here at least since 2000.
I find Dr. Robert Hsiung's site a pioneering
one in internet exchange of psychiatric information. I think he and his colleagues
are professional and patient. "Dr. Bob" acts
mostly as a moderator of form. I have noticed
his increasing addition of many sub-sites to
accommodate the needs and requests of participants--such as Religion, Social babble,
The most helpful aspect of this site is
the common exchange of problems. Regarding
the answers, I believe that when conflicts
arise between the personal doctor and the
information here, it can be stressfull and
cause uncertainty and distress.
If I were to recommend a change it would be
that this information could be somehow linked
with professionals and doctors who could act
upon the complaints or questions.
Alas, psychiatry is a difficult field and
everyone is very busy. There may also be
legal limits to what can be done in this
I would like to thank everyone for this
wonderful use of the internet.