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Re: hospitalization--((((((ALLISON)))))

Posted by JohnL on October 27, 1999, at 3:30:22

In reply to Re: hospitalization--((((((ALLISON))))), posted by Noa on October 26, 1999, at 21:40:23

I must agree that suicidal thoughts warrants a hospital stay. With that in mind, I'm guilty. I have often been on the borderline of suicidal and somehow toughed it out. That really isn't wise though, because in too many cases the suicide is actually attempted. It's hard for us to see in those dark times that it won't last forever. Even if we never sought treatment, it would eventually resolve on its own, at least temporarily. That happened with my grandmother after a 7 year bout. She just got better for no reason. So it doesn't last forever, but we are at great risk while at the bottom of that dark pit.

The first thing that popped into my head concerning this thread is that the current doctor is not taking this seriously and is not being aggressive or innovative like he/she should at this stage. In this same situation, I personally would try another doctor. If for no other reason, just to get that industry-standard second opinion. Hopefully for a bunch of other reasons too though.

I have always felt many docs are in it for the money. But some are in it because they are in love with it. You can tell the difference by their performance and their passion for what they do. This current doc seems to have neither performance nor passion. Compassion seems to be lacking as well.

I think a hospital stay should be at the top of the list. Also at the top of the list, with or without a hospital stay, should be a new doctor. A good doctor can accomplish wonders in a monthly visit where a not-so-good doc seems stuck in the mud even with frequent weekly visits. Quantity does not equal quality.




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