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Here is a comment from what I guess is a shrink... to the last psychiatrist my new guru... tho I know we have not one thing in common except maybe we tell the truth. 

 

"Dr. LP ... (sigh) ... You never make it easier for me to go to work in the even nastier, drabber, dare I say it manic-er front lines of primary care where twitchy oppositional kids sit with their twitchy angry worried parents who are late for ten meetings and never let me forget that somebody missed soccer practice to be here and that they have an HSA and psychiatric services aren't covered and junior just took a nose-dive en francais and algebra and "acted out" in art class (making collages) and could you PLEASE give him something to behave and I need a refill of my Ambien (for 30 & 90 days) and I think I have a toenail fungus and we all have strep. That that Zoloft you prescribed? My husband hates it because I don't want him to touch me. Perhaps I need to rethink my own stand on Xanax; State Medical Boards love that. Thanks for always giving me some fat to chew while I pound the coffee to survive 20 encounters before lunch."

 

http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2012/10/if_psychiatry_is_committing_su.html

 

Yes I just posted this under doctors critical of psychiatry... and I am putting it here to because I think this blog entry worthy of further discussion... and I think a lot of people here would like to read it and discuss it. 

 

As I stated the above is a comment to the blog entry... here is a bit from the this entry... to wet your whistle...

 

#1.

"The question of whether ADHD or bipolar "exists" is loudly debated because it is utterly meaningless, in battlefield psychiatry no one is treating the diagnosis regardless, we are all treating symptoms; and we're not treating symptoms, we're calling them symptoms because otherwise we don't get paid, you don't get the med, somebody's going to get punched and somebody's going to get sued because somebody didn't "manage the underlying psychiatric process that mediated the assault" which doesn't exist but for some weird reason is widely prevalent in poor blacks and hispanics and whites with calf tattoos."

 

 

#2 yes out of order... see the link :)

"I'm happy to point out flaws in clinical trials and studies, it's fun and easy but it is ultimately pointless, no one cares, no one listens, I have a blog full of them and it couldn't be less relevant to anyone.  Psychiatry isn't committing professional suicide, Dr. Healy, fear not: the government needs its unarmed security services, now more than ever, and it will get them at cut rate prices because no one can argue that following the next step in a flowchart is worth anything more than a pat on the back.  On the other hand, I get that they have a lot of antipsychotics in Washington DC, but do you know what they don't have a lot of in Washington DC?  Riots.   I guess it all worked out, I have no idea how but you can't argue with results, ask the Athenians and Madridians if their system worked better.  I once had a patient with no pathology whatsoever try to kill me, the gigantic irony of it being that if he had succeeded, who would they have blamed?  Me-- for undermedicating him!  And God bless Dr. Anderson, I don't think it'll help but at least he's trying despite the criticism, at least he's willing to admit that though the whole thing is a carny act he's still the one saddled with the responsibility. 

But to the government employees in academia, you cannot assume something is inappropriate if you have no idea about what is appropriate.  And to the government employees in government, you get what you pay for.   No one is saying that there isn't suffering all over the place, but that's different than a psychiatric pathology.   If 70% of the patients are not truly ill, then the sick ones are only getting 30% of the attention, do you see?  If the majority of Medicaid patients aren't real patients, then why would you expect them to get real treatments?"

WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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If Psychiatry Is Committing Suicide, Does That Mean It Needs More Meds?

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WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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There's a good reason The Last Psychiatrist hides his (or her) identity.

Oooo I am intrigued... I am assuming it is because he wants to maintain his status as a doctor and not rock the boat for his own career and financial well being.  If it is something more than this assumption please tell me in a pm if not here.  I read all your comments on this blog bravo to you Alto. :) 

Did you find something out about this doctor that you cannot tell... I know you have known about him way longer than I and I am curious?  

Perhaps you have some good reason not to recommend him here as a doctor against psychiatry other than the fact that he still is a doctor doing the job.  ??? 

WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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