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Re: the term 'pdoc'

Posted by alexandra_k on August 4, 2009, at 2:04:10

In reply to 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?

I use 'p-doc' rather than 'psychiatrist' because it is faster to type and because it seems to be a conventional expression on boards to stand for 'psychiatrist'.

> 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... 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".

Do you think that you get that impression from the way that particular people talk about their p-docs - or is this more about you?

> 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...

Do you think that others might feel criticized at your suggesting that people who use the term 'p-doc' have an inappropriate attitude towards their clinician or towards their troubles? How would you feel if someone suggested that insisting on the term 'psychiatrist' 'reminded them' of someone who held their clinicians at arms length and wasn't able to relate to them as a genuine human being (for example)?




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