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Re: Did T want to help me or her mentor? (long)

Posted by emilyp on April 27, 2010, at 12:50:55

In reply to Re: Did T want to help me or her mentor? (long), posted by mystickangaroo on April 27, 2010, at 4:44:46

While not your main question, I also wonder why you would not want, at least to some degree, for your therapist and your psychiatrist to talk and make sure they are treating you as "one person." The therapy and the medication are closely related. And having one person know some things about you and a second person know others things does not allow you to be treated as a 'patient'. Instead on one hand you are treated as a biological entity and the other as an emotional entity. You might find this recent article in the NY Times of interest.

I also say this from experience as I used to have both a therapist and psychiatrist and when they did not talk it was frustrating.

In addition, I also sense from your previous posts that you are always very suspicious of individuals in the mental health profession and feel as if they are trying to hurt you or are doing something unethical. I know various doctors who are very ethical but they do the same things with medication. It is tough for others out there, especially for the millions who do not have health insurance (or who have health insurance but not mental health coverage). Instead of seeing his actions as an illegal or unethical, perhaps you could see it as a way to help others. This does not mean you have to participate. But perhaps think twice before you jump to a negative conclusion. I would also think that having such a perspective of mental health professionals makes it more difficult for you to really benefit from the care you are receiving. Just something to consider.




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