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A proper psychiatric evaluation requires more than a review of television appearances, tweets, and public comments. Psychiatrists are medical doctors; evaluating mental illness is no less thorough than diagnosing diabetes or heart disease. The standards in our profession require review of medical and psychiatric history and records and a complete examination of mental status. Often collateral information from family members or individuals who know the person well is included, with permission from the patient.
originally posted by: bobs_uruncle
Response to face23785..... Because ATS doesn't like to quote a thread sometimes
Since the dems are unethical, many psychiatrists are unethical,
the whole psychiatric field presents as mental voodoo
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Tulpa
Well except for the fact that psychiatry is a hands off profession.
Not so much with surgery.
A psychiatrist does not have to even be in the same room as a patient to diagnose them. They just need to be able to observe them.
Therapy is another thing entirely and it requires participation of both parties for progress to be made.
In the nut house the doctors get no such participation from the patients and diagnoses them based on observation.
So your argument is a bad false equivalent.
originally posted by: Rob808
You're offended by people not trusting the mental health industry? You might want to address why that is, it seems like you still have a lot of healing to do. Why can't you allow in your mind others to have their own experience or struggle?
a reply to: face23785