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Psychiatrists – What Are We & What Not?

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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”


What is your take on stigma and stereotype around psychiatrists? Let us know in the comments. Or do You have an opinion piece of your own on another topic related to psychiatry? Get it published here. Drop us a mail at contact@the-psychiatrist.com

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