Meeting a patient in psychiatry consumes a lot of energy from a doctor.
And his father’s will, whatever his competencies, training, and experience, carries negative energy with each interview.
I suppose here that he is doing the minimum amount imposed on him by the rules and ethics of the profession.
This effort is at least tripled when the patient is a doctor, medical student, colleague, acquaintance, or with a position and place in society
For example, the sick doctor or the patient medical student, with all his conscious and unconscious powers, tries to take an additional role because he is sick, which is the role of the peer, and tries to exercise his role in the wrong place. In the best and nicest cases, he tries hard to manage the session as if it were an “educational lesson.”
Not only does he know the diagnosis and why he chose the treatment but insists on knowing how to reach the diagnosis and asks for evidence, and at the end of the session, he proposes another treatment and discusses it as an alternative!
This complicates things, hinders the progress of treatment, and consumes time and unnecessarily wasted efforts.
And if the patient is fair, at least in his interest, he will take off every scientific title or important position before entering the clinic.
Unfortunately, I sincerely hope to be wrong in my observation: “The majority of educated patients, their culture and knowledge play a negative role in the course of treatment, unlike what is supposed to be.”
As if science is a burden on some people.
Some psychiatrists may resort to avoiding this burden mentioned above with mechanisms that are morally and professionally unacceptable, such as not interacting with the patient, not paying attention to him, and pretending what suggests that he is interested in and listening to him.
A psychiatrist is generally able to access proper diagnosis and drug treatment within a few minutes even in complex cases.
The only practical solution, according to the opinion, is for the doctor to reduce the number of patients he meets daily, and that retirement is at an early age for the rest of the human medicine specialties, otherwise, the consequences will be unfortunate and painful for both parties:
PSYCHIATRIST AND PATIENT