Frontier Psychiatrist

July 13, 2007

So I am seeing a shrink. It’s nothing serious, I just have these anxiety attacks occasionally. They aren’t really bad but nonetheless my doc referred me to a shrink for some sessions. Today was my second session. The first one, last week, was pretty boring, just this female gathering tonnes of background information, some awkward such as my operation I had when I was young on a specific part of my body… “it’s my body.” Anyway today I had another 1 hour session. Why is is that these mental health professionals continually ask questions with obvious answers and when that obvious answer is given praise beyond belief much be given… positive re-enforcement overkill. Anyway she gave me a mad caveman example with all these diagrams which was fun. Anyway coming to the end of the session she started talking about the ‘treatment’ of anxiety. Eradicating anxiety is wrong as everyone is anxious to an extent and that is normal and it helps you fight big nasty wild animals, as shown in her example. So you aren’t allowed me to tease me about being mentally ill because anxiety is normal… or something like that. Anyway back to the treatment. I told her I used to be fit but now I am not at all and she saw that as a possible reason for anxiety or that when I exercised it masked my anxiety. So in terms of treatment she is going to make me, cause I have no control, exercise. What a gyp hey? Anyway other treatment paths include breathing exercises, relaxation and thinking in different ways. She also told me about “the gold old days” when ethics in medicine were non-existent and they could do almost anything with patients, I wish I was around in those days. So yeah it appears I am going to have to keep seeing this woman for a few more sessions, of which she seems to think i will ” enjoy a lot.” I will continue posting funny moments and my development as I strive to be “normal” again. So not worth the exercise though!

:: By huw bizzle 12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Har har you’re a retard!

    Oh wait, no teasing.

    Ah well, in the event of a wild animal / Kitchen-man attack, you’ll have the advantage.

    Comment by tricky — July 13, 2007 #

  2. and how do you feel about that?

    Comment by hannah — July 13, 2007 #

  3. geez tricky.

    With that kind of encouragement going on, I’m glad I didn’t tell you I was seeing a shrink earlier this year.

    Comment by H — July 13, 2007 #

  4. You did Sean, but I’ve always known you were crazy.

    Comment by Tricky — July 13, 2007 #

  5. It’s great that you can talk about it here. It’s great that you have the courage to tell your friends. It’s great that you’re comfortable with your shrink. It’s great that you can joke about it…
    Hmm. I’m done.
    How’s that for positive re-enforcement?

    Comment by Sylv — July 13, 2007 #

  6. my psychiatrist was cool.

    what happens when you get these attacks? you don’t get fits or something do you?

    Comment by josh rayson — July 16, 2007 #

  7. how come i dont get to go to a psychiatrist?

    Comment by daniel — July 16, 2007 #

  8. Because you’re not deep enough to have a psychiatrist.

    Comment by H — July 16, 2007 #

  9. oh so im shallow?

    Comment by daniel — July 17, 2007 #

  10. err, no. in fact, you are oblivious to the pain you actually feel because you are being slipped anti depressents in your milk.

    you’re a living zombie. see someone.

    (anyone seen garden state?)

    Comment by Josh Rayson — July 17, 2007 #

  11. garden state’s a rad movie

    Comment by mizzle — July 17, 2007 #

  12. yeah it is. there’s enough mush to woo the ladys with it too. kicky on.

    Comment by Josh Rayson — July 18, 2007 #

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