Psychiatry / therapy

Analyze This

Everyone has something they’re thankful for.  I spent the week struggling to help patients find the tiniest glimmer of hope…a reason worth living even when death seemed like the only option.  Medical school doesn’t teach you the art of psychotherapy, so I found myself extremely overwhelmed compared to times when I cared for patients experiencing a heart attack or stroke.  But, after a tough yet rewarding week of analyzing my patients’ lives, I realize I have to analyze myself.  I need to acknowledge my own fears and unresolved issues (otherwise, it may interfere with my patients’ therapy), which can be a scary thing for anyone.  No wonder so many mental health professionals have their own therapist.  Cheers to a relaxing weekend of self-reflection!

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