Psychiatrists are human beings and doctors – so don’t avoid them
It is PSYCHIATRIST – not Psycho, Mental Doctor, Physiatrist, Physicist, Psychologist, Psykriyatist, Sy#$%! Or something else…..
Psychiatrists can’t tell about you unless you talk to them – if you don’t tell them something they would never know
Psychiatrists don’t evaluate their friends, family members and strangers – because they want to live in the society like you
You can marry a Psychiatrist – after all they are good listeners
Psychiatrists are not immune to mental illness – they have their own stress
Psychiatrists may not earn much money but earn much satisfaction
Each Psychiatrist has their own reason to become a Psychiatrist – it need not be presence of mental illness in the family
Psychiatrist doesn’t get mentally ill because he treats mentally ill – By this reason every Surgeon has a hydrocele and every dermatologist has Eczema
Psychiatrists only give ECT (shock treatment) to only those needed – I won’t give it to you even if you asked me unless I am convinced that you have an indication
Psychiatrists have emotions – they love, cry , shout, show anger, surprize, feel joy. They deal only with abnormal emotions
Many Psychiatrists don’t wear pony tails, French beard, full beard – You wont be knowing that one is a Psychiatrist unless he reveals himself to you , but you can identify them in Tollywood/ Bollywood cinema because they are stereotyped.
Psychiatrists doesn’t give weird looks – it only happens in movies
Psychiatrists doesn’t imprison, ill treat, torture, mind read or brain wash – they abide by the rule of “do no harm”
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