Quote from royhanosn
why does everyone compare reality to fictional shows as Law & Order. Its TV. Those are big words..must be big egos out there. Forensic science is good, but like most, hang your ego at the door. As long as everyone works togehter, and tells the patient they are full of ****, when need to be, it will work.
ANDDDDDD...If you tell a psych patient that they are full of it, you might as well go home.
Psych is a love/hate thing. Mental illness is an illness, and such needs to be managed. There's lots of "depends" in managing mental illness. Depends on if insurance will pay for meds, depends on moving patients out to alternate levels of care, depends on any number of things.
One of the great debates in mental health care is illness vs. character defect. People don't choose to have an illness where such stigma is attached.
Any number of mentally ill people believe themselves to be sane, therefore, maintaining a medication regime is daunting. Again, depends. If you or I were suddenly struck with a psychotic break of some kind, or depression or anxiety then we absolutely realize that something is off and need to seek help. To then be titrated down would cause some deep seeded anxieties. Someone who has been chronically mentally ill for most of their adult lives doesn't have the same frame of reference.
So "everyone working together" is wildly subjective.