Posts tagged "psychiatry"

Medicating And Oversimplifying Women’s “Moodiness”

I wanted to like Julie Holland’s opinion pieceon “Medicating Women’s Feelings” in the New York Times yestesday, but I couldn’t. Her first sentence in a piece about the dangers of prescribing women medications for normal feelings is “Women are moody.” By and large she explains important issues surrounding “women’s emotionality” and the how we pathologize…

By: Katrin Higher / March 2, 2015

When Psychiatrists Distrust Their Patients, Their Patients Can Only Respond In Kind

I’ve been seeing psychiatrists — doctors whose purpose is primarily to examine and diagnose an emotional disorder or condition, then prescribe a plan of treatment, whether therapeutic or pharmaceutical — on and off for over half my life. The ratio of good to mediocre to bad experiences I’ve had with psychiatrists is roughly equal –…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 22, 2015

Psychiatrist Retracts BS “Gay Conversion Therapy” Study

In my favorite scene from the movie “Bruno,” Bruno (a gay fashion reporter and wannabe superstar from Austria) sat down with a Christian “gay converter” to learn how he could turn himself heterosexual. He was advised to go hunting with three straight Southern dudes, who ended up chasing him down with a gun after he…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 13, 2012

Girl Talk: I Got Dumped By Two Shrinks

The first psychiatrist (“shrink”) I ever saw helped me through a rough time by prescribing me an anti-depressant. I figured I’d be on it short term until I was in a better place. That shrink took my health insurance. I didn’t realize how lucky I was. 

Little did I know that once I…

By: Cristina Fahrbach-Connors / December 28, 2011