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the term 'pdoc'

Posted by friesandcoke on August 3, 2009, at 22:27:49

OK,here is something I have wanted to say to someone, anyone on any board where this is used. "Pdoc". I have seen it on boards besides this one. And I want to say "why don't you just say your psychiatrist? Or ask, "when you say pdoc, are you saying your "psychiatric doctor"? Wouldn't it be easier to just say "my doctor"? because maybe it is a family doctor who prescribes the meds. pdoc bugs me. you want to know why? it sounds so friendly and casual, kind of chummy, non-assuming and as if the "pdoc" is a minor player on a team that is taking care of someone. My "pdoc". I don't like the phrase "shrink" but I love it compared to "pdoc". It reminds me of someone trying to be hip maybe, or part of the in crowd. I have a "pdoc". You know, like it used to be hip to say you were in therapy. Well that is what it reminds me of. Like it is someone trying to act casual about a matter we all know is no joke. Seeing a psychiatrist. Not the seeing of the psychiatrist but the issues that bring us there. So I feel people aren't being honest and sincere about the fact that they have serious issues since after all, they only see a "pdoc". Any time I have seen a psychiatrist, believe me it was not about anything casual or any kind of joke. The world if they read this now knows I am baffled by the phrase "pdoc". And it scares me to think I will get criticized becuase of it. But I am getting used to people not liking me when I won't clone myself after them so I am guessing I will survive. However, only time will tell! :) I mean I haven't even been criticized yet! :)




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