I heard somewhere that the reason a lot of people become psychiatrists is because they secretly want to diagnose their own mental problems and help other people with similar issues. Can this be true or is it just a myth?
Psychiatrists are so expensive or they want to bill your insurance company. What do poor people or people below the poverty line, do when they need counseling? Or people that have insurance but they dont want to bill their insurance. Is there like discount shrinks that will see you for like $20 or a more fair price?
I’m writing a book and I want to get my facts straight. Do psychiatrists have access to prior prescriptions, doctors visits or hospital stays on file? I understand they may have files about prior therapy or medicine prescribed by prior psychiatrists, but do they have any additional information?
For cases like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and John Wayne Gacy, the many psychiatrists and psychologists that have studied them personally have said that: “Their crimes were sickening but they are not sick people in the psychiatric and legal sense; certainly not insane. They are more “bad” than anything else and knew full well what they were doing. They know between right and wrong but they didn’t care.” Now, isn’t that a mental illness in of itself, to know right from wrong but choose to do horrible...
I’m thinking about becoming a psychiatrist, but I was wondering if psychiatrists mostly just diagnose and prescribe medication for mental illnesses, or if they work more with talk therapy and behavioral modification — or would that just be up to a psychologist? I would really like to do therapy, but with more emphasis on behavioral modification and take time to help them work through problems, while being more on the frugal side with medication.
Can psychiatrists have a history of mental illness, even if they are now considered cured? What about if they had the illness when they were a minor? What if they are still taking medication for the illness? Would they be out of a job?