Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Recreational Reading: Shrink Rap and other blogs
How good can it be for a psych patient to spend hours reading the blogs of mental health professionals? It's no wonder that the sick patient will walk into the doctor's office demanding a certain medication. And could it not take away the spontaenaity or innocence often present during therapy sessions? I have mulled over the many articles, podcasts, and comments of professionals and of other psych patients. Is there enough clinical information available to cause me to second guess my doctors? That might not be necessarily bad, but it might not be good either. I think I have read enough here to realize that there are manipulative patients. I hope I'm not one of them. Maybe no harm is done, after all Hannibel Lecter was only a ficticious character. Yet I crave the information. The two weeks between sessions are tedious. I can only write so much. So then I read. If not Dostoevsky and Plath, then Shrink Rap and Dr. A.