Premature psych conclusions, and harm from misdiagnosis
amy.reinert at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 26 20:11:29 UTC 2013
Peggy makes a good point.
Coming at this as a psychologist, I find myself wondering how and to what
degree physicians are trained in psychology. In my work on care delivery
teams, I have encountered physicians who discounted the legitimacy of
psychology as a field of inquiry, while at the same time misapplying
psychological principles when evaluating patients. This frequently resulted
in disaster for the patients.
A. D. Ruzicka, Ph.D.
On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Peggy Zuckerman
<peggyzuckerman at gmail.com>wrote:
> How hard can it be to recognize that the mentally ill are also subject to
> the various illnesses and genetic conditions of the rest of the
> population--and much more disadvantaged in telling their stories?
> I am reminded of that old saying that even the paranoid sometimes really
> do have someone after them!
> Peggy Zuckerman
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