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Re: the term 'pdoc'

Posted by moonshadow on August 4, 2009, at 7:14:26

In reply to Re: the term 'pdoc', posted by alexandra_k on August 4, 2009, at 2:04:10

I'm not a huge fan of the term myself, mainly because it's not clear to people who aren't used to the lingo. My first thought when I came across the term was 'post-doc', someone who was working on their post-doctorate. But I'm easy to confuse in that way.

I know when I journal I occasionally will use my psychiatrist's last name, rather than "Dr. X", and it feels weird to me, so I don't do it. But I'm formal in that regard, and that's my psychiatrist's attitude too. I don't think she's ever said my first name. It's always "Ms. Shadow".

Pdoc is shorter, as is T. But I don't think anyone will care if you choose not to shorten and simply use the term psychiatrist. I find myself calling my psychiatrist my therapist, simply because it's easier than writing 'pdoc who does therapy'. Maybe I can call her my PTdoc?




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