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playing a psychiatrist who has a slip of the tongue and tells his colleagues that the work they do is a "really nice living. " I
on August 24, 2015
The book is written from the therapist perspective, and presumes that they can understand, treat and cure the "disorder." There is a lot of jargon. (She goes deep when discussing insurance versus self payment.) I am reminded of Mel Brooks in High Anxiety, playing a psychiatrist who has a slip of the tongue and tells his colleagues that the work they do is a "really nice living."
I have a background featuring angry and violent people during my powerless stages. It has defined much of my life. It was rough. The professionals who call themselves "psychiatrists" are mere drug dispensers, most drugs more harmful than the "disorder." Those who do "therapy" rely on long term financial commitments for their really good living. None of that is very useful, that is, their guidance is less than a bargain, overpriced beyond the pale.
Instead, as an alternative, rely on yourself. Read. Explore. Let frustration lead you to better sources. After you have ingested enough information, it will clear up, you'll gain some self awareness. There is no cure. There is only respite in self. If you have a good brain, you'll figure it out, you'll get to keep your money while they get to keep their drugs, and you get to move forward in life.