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Help, don't know what to think of pdoc

Posted by gibbons482 on July 24, 2009, at 21:07:42

I apologize if this is long, but please bear with me and read. I need advice.

I am watching Mental on TV. Does my psychiatrist care that much about me or am I just a source of
income? Sometimes he sits with his body language that according to the books indicates superiority if a closed expression unless if someone known a long time, but thoughtful/confident if open expression. I can't read expressions. I don't know. He seems smug maybe. I've heard all psychiatrists are stuck up, egotistical.

Maybe I had him pegged wrong, maybe the rapport I thought we had, we don't. Maybe I'm just crazy to him. Maybe it's all in my mind. Why isn't my doctor like Jack?

I have no basis for my sudden doubt. We laugh in sessions, things are serious soemtimes, sometimes I feel like the entertainment (in a good way) but what if he's just humoring me. I need to think about why this even matters? I had a special relationship with my last psychiatrist before he moved. He was more like a friend at times, he was my therapist too. I'm just having a fit of I don't know what right now. Anxiety. I haven't taken my medicine yet.

How do I know he cares? He seems like it, but once again the body language thing. I can't tell if he's just relaxed or what. Or if it's superority. Over me. Or Happy that I'm doing well? He always sees me if I need it, even in emergencies.

 

Re: Help, don't know what to think of pdoc

Posted by friesandcoke on July 24, 2009, at 23:21:09

In reply to Help, don't know what to think of pdoc, posted by gibbons482 on July 24, 2009, at 21:07:42

He became a doctor for a reason but at least one reason anyone goes into any profession is because they need an income. So first and foremost he is there to earn a living. Can he enjoy his clients and his job while making money, sure. But as it is true in any profession or job, there are some people who do not enjoy what they are doing but they have bills and those bills have to be paid. I am of the school of thought that any time money is passing hands, it is a "business relationship". I have never had a psychiatrist give me the impression it was any kind of caring relationship (a professional one I mean but a caring one.) I actually had a psychiatrist who was moonlighting as an ER physician at the same time tell me he did not like being a psychiatrist! I want to believe people I am paying care about me. They may care about me "as compared" to some other people they see but I am not someone who has priority in their life outside of the office. They don't love me like they love the important people in their world. Does any of this make sence?

 

Re: Help, don't know what to think of pdoc

Posted by Deneb on July 24, 2009, at 23:38:32

In reply to Help, don't know what to think of pdoc, posted by gibbons482 on July 24, 2009, at 21:07:42

Even though friesandcoke is right, I think it is just human nature to start caring about people you see a lot of and know about. I bet a lot of doctors really care. It doesn't take over their life or anything but I think most can't help but grow to care about people.

Most humans aren't cold and uncaring. They probably don't worry about you like a mother would, but they care about your well being, at least most do.

I think most humans are good caring people.

 

Re: Help, don't know what to think of pdoc gibbons482

Posted by Phillipa on July 24, 2009, at 23:57:46

In reply to Help, don't know what to think of pdoc, posted by gibbons482 on July 24, 2009, at 21:07:42

Hi I also watch MENTAL what a great show. No zippers in my pdocs forehead though. Remember it's a TV show it would be wonderful if pdoc's were like the character but it is not reality. Hopefully they care. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Help, don't know what to think of pdoc

Posted by gibbons482 on July 25, 2009, at 9:48:29

In reply to Help, don't know what to think of pdoc, posted by gibbons482 on July 24, 2009, at 21:07:42

I know it's a professional relationship, but does it mean he is just egotistical *ss, as others have implied psychiatrists are? I just had hoped he might give a cr*p what happens to me.

I'm not expecting anymore from it and I defintely don't think we're friends. Pdoc-patient relationships are so weird to begin with. I feel like my pdoc has all the power right now and I have no say.

 

Re: Help, don't know what to think of pdoc

Posted by gibbons482 on July 25, 2009, at 9:49:54

In reply to Help, don't know what to think of pdoc, posted by gibbons482 on July 24, 2009, at 21:07:42

Thankyou for your replies friesandcoke, Deneb, and Phillipa


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