Sunday, May 22, 2022

Comments by E. Baden

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  • Hello – Thank you for the encouragement and words of support. It means a lot to me. Just last week had another bad experience. Patient having SSRI withdrawal. Not mentally ill but a trauma history. I recommend she stays off medications. Her “therapist” seeks me out saying she wants and need meds. This is wrong on so many levels. First therapist communicating for a patient promoting dependency. Feeds therapist ego to make her feel like the savior. Second therapist pushing meds. I told her this patient isn’t mentally ill and meds are therapy interfering. Blank stare. Then goes on to tell me she’s referring a patient urgently for ptsd who’s “failing therapy” and needs “effective medications.” Another therapist advises a patient to get medications for me for panic attacks who’s in a violent relationship. I just can’t

  • Hello – Thank you for the encouragement and words of support. It means a lot to me. Just last week had another bad experience. Patient having SSRI withdrawal. Not mentally ill but a trauma history. I recommend she stays off medications. Her “therapist” seeks me out saying she wants and need meds. This is wrong on so many levels. First therapist communicating for a patient promoting dependency. Feeds therapist ego to make her feel like the savior. Second therapist pushing meds. I told her this patient isn’t mentally ill and meds are therapy interfering. Blank stare. Then goes on to tell me she’s referring a patient urgently for ptsd who’s “failing therapy” and needs “effective medications.” Another therapist advises a patient to get medications for me for panic attacks who’s in a violent relationship. I just can’t do it with these therapists anymore. They are just so bad. I have come to wonder if they are all medicated and that’s where their zeal for medications comes from. A commenter mentioned orthomolecular medicine. I’m looking to train in integrative in the next couple years then either tell my employer I will only practice that or leave and open a private practice.