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    (Original post by Kindred)
    Unfortunately even doctors can be ignorant. It's why they need to specialise.
    I once had a GP tell my dyslexia was just difficulty writing. Very much wrong despite being a doctor and being good at other doctor stuff (super professional term there).

    But yeah at the end of the day if you enjoy it and are good at it who gives a damn what other people think! It's a legitimate specialism and you could help a lot of people. And on top of that it's something you enjoy!
    Bloody hell at that bit in bold and indeed!
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    Maybe because 50 years ago or so they use to take a drill to your skull and into your brain. Now they just do the same but with meds.
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    I can't speak for the medical profession, but I think a lot of people still see psychiatry and mental health as a load of *******s. People don't appreciate the impact psychological things can have or even that they exist past a personality level. I expect that extends to the medical profession too, so I imagine any professional in that area would essentially be seen as a doctor of bulls*** who either spreads or buys into all the airy fairy psychological stuff.
    That's not true and psychology is actually very important, but I guess people can see it as not real medicine because of their impression of psychology in general. Having a PhD in feelings doesn't really sound as important as Bone Doctor or Heart Doctor. It's not just a PHD in feelings, but that's how some people will see it.
    Among the general public definitely. What you probably don't realise is that most psychiatry workload is people with very objective undeniable signs - florid psychosis, psychotic depression, mania, etc - things that are very much not wishy-washy! Hard to treat yes. Anything to do with psychology or personality? No.

    Those people with personality disorders, self-harmers, anorexia etc still do get a bad rap though. Like I say above, having to deal with aggressive or manipulative traits, or people who aren't cooperating with your plan (i.e. don't harm yourself) is draining and people don't tend to like it.
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    Bloody hell at that bit in bold and indeed!
    Believe me, even if you don't experience it yourself, some doctors do come out with stuff that makes you wonder how they got that far.
 
 
 
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