I ended up lying to my psychiatrist

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DeathIsTheWayOut99

DeathIsTheWayOut99

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I understand that to get the best help honesty is a must. However, since I am in the process of receiving a new psychiatrist, I didnt feel like being honest with my current one. my reasons are that she invalidates my feelings

Last session she asked if I was feelings depressed/suicidal. I was genuinely feeling strong in both areas so I told her yes. She the responded with "just cause you're stuck at home doesn't mean you need to feel depressed". She also thinks that because I go to college and have a family that I should be happy, ignoring the trauma I've been through with my family int he first place. Talking about this to her has lead to no change and I didnt feel like hearing more invalidation. So I told her I was fine and she took it as such. I deserve better
 
DeathIsTheWayOut99

DeathIsTheWayOut99

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No def. I never liked her, and only recently did I tell my therapist I wanted a new one. I am not sure what the processs will be like but a change has to be made
 
BlackPoppet

BlackPoppet

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Oh wow! I can’t believe that she said something so insensitive to you. That is not on. You need someone who won’t invalidate your feelings like that.She needs retraining. :hug:
 
Quarky00

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You deserve better :heart:

This is not "invalidation" or "insensitivity" but totally dismissive (do not feel that way) and hence abusive . However that's how these mechanics work .

There are ways to handle psychiatrists . E.g. "You are so right . Well , you are a specialist . Please provide help." (no mocking- state facts)
 
DeathIsTheWayOut99

DeathIsTheWayOut99

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My experience of psychs is that that they tend to rewrite your narrative to suit their preconceptions so you can be dealt with easier. But then I don't think I've met a good one. Can you get a different psych? Hope so...
Yes my therapist is in the process of getting me a new psych
 
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Xali1970

Xali1970

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I never lie to my quack - sorry , psychiatrist. I just don't tell him anything of interest. He writes his prescription for meds i won't take, I nod then leave.... sucks my employer insists I attend those public health charlatans.
 
Sad_Autistic_boy_101

Sad_Autistic_boy_101

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I hope you find a new one!
She sounds horrible!
I had a psychiatrist who told me my problems were all in my head and that my psychosis was imaginary and then I was lying about my trauma!
Ditched her ass in an instant. Decided to go the non medical way with therapy.
 
AngelGirl

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I think many psychs just live off of writing prescriptions and often are not really good therapists. I hope you found a better psychiatrist by now.
 
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Green Destiny

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I understand that to get the best help honesty is a must. However, since I am in the process of receiving a new psychiatrist, I didnt feel like being honest with my current one. my reasons are that she invalidates my feelings

Last session she asked if I was feelings depressed/suicidal. I was genuinely feeling strong in both areas so I told her yes. She the responded with "just cause you're stuck at home doesn't mean you need to feel depressed". She also thinks that because I go to college and have a family that I should be happy, ignoring the trauma I've been through with my family int he first place. Talking about this to her has lead to no change and I didnt feel like hearing more invalidation. So I told her I was fine and she took it as such. I deserve better
Would she tell a starving homeless person "You're still alive and breathing! You have no reason to feel depressed!" too? Christ what a terrible so called professional your psychiatrist is.
 
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