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Psychs of the Times

Psychs of the Times

February 16, 2007-

Though people such as I who are not professional and tend to downplay my role as an adviser, as I am just your peer as any one of my readers/members who exchange good ideas, experiences on their different medications and information on therapies and therapists as well. I own this MH website in which I have a very dedicated mission and a very serious vision…and am involved on a daily basis with ‘patients’, as is my DF staff, mental health care professionals do have cause to worry about aggression from their clients, if only because their client base is likely to be more volatile, or at least unpredictable, than, say, that of a dentist.

Psychs of the Times

February 16, 2007-

Though people such as I who are not professional and tend to downplay my role as an adviser, as I am just your peer as any one of my readers/members who exchange good ideas, experiences on their different medications and information on therapies and therapists as well. I own this MH website in which I have a very dedicated mission and a very serious vision…and am involved on a daily basis with ‘patients’, as is my DF staff, mental health care professionals do have cause to worry about aggression from their clients, if only because their client base is likely to be more volatile, or at least unpredictable, than, say, that of a dentist. This point was nicely made in an article in Psychiatric Times, the most widely read publication in the field of psychiatry. This is a Journal that I occasionally look at online for news to put on DF from time to time. I did see my psychiatrist Thursday afternoon and he, knowing that I have more than a passing interest in this website, showed me his copy as he knew after my session with him that I definitely would be interested in some of its content. When I took it from him and started to read the cover story, I was so astonished that my fav journalist was quoted in the cover story! Liz!
What a coinkydink!!! :huh: Anyhoo, As the story unfolds, Liz says:
I held it up and shook it. “Did you see this?” He hadn’t. Nor had he seen the fact that he was also quoted in the story. Nor had he noticed that his father, also a psychiatrist, was mentioned. Oh, the incestuous world of psychiatric pundits.
That weirdness aside, the article by Richard A. Sherer is worth reading, and it’s timely, extremely so for me and for all of DF and the mental health community as well; A new report suggests that the 19-year-old who killed his psychiatrist is not criminally responsible for his actions, in part because he wasn’t taking his medications. He is now competent to stand trial because he’s on the meds again.
Violence Against Mental Health Professionals: Fenton Death Highlights Concerns

Report: Teen Not Criminally Responsible for Killing Psychiatrist

Terribly frightening and weird as Liz says on occasion as you deal with A Depression & Mental Health Community Support Group
Posted by liz at 02:23 PM
Reviewed by Lindsay Jan 10, 2010

 

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