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Thu Jun 12, 2014, 10:47 AM

Thursday. Mental Health Day in clinic. Ask me anything.

Mainly because I'm gonna need some moral support to get through the day.

I'll check in between patients.

Have a good day, Loungers.

I love you all.

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Reply Thursday. Mental Health Day in clinic. Ask me anything. (Original post)
Aristus Jun 2014 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2014 #1
Aristus Jun 2014 #2
DebJ Jun 2014 #3
Aristus Jun 2014 #4
rug Jun 2014 #6
Aristus Jun 2014 #7
Post removed Jun 2014 #5
Aristus Jun 2014 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2014 #9
elleng Jun 2014 #10
Aristus Jun 2014 #11
elleng Jun 2014 #13
steve2470 Jun 2014 #12
Aristus Jun 2014 #14
steve2470 Jun 2014 #15
Aristus Jun 2014 #16
steve2470 Jun 2014 #17

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 11:38 AM

1. Hope your day goes well, my dear Aristus...

Here's some moral support for you!

How do you cope?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 11:40 AM

2. It helps to have nice patients.

And DU friends...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 11:53 AM

3. Something you say or do today may save someone's life albeit

you might never know that. So thank you !

My adult son has bipolar. So I have an idea what you face.

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Response to DebJ (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 12:06 PM

4. Thank you.

Looks like I'm going to be snowed under this morning. 11 patients on the schedule, and counting. Just for the morning...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 12:13 PM

6. How much time does each patient get?

 

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Response to rug (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 12:40 PM

7. Depends on the patient.

I spend as much time with each patient as the case requires. I don't let the clock practice medicine for me. But on days like today, I try to focus on the case, and keep the chit-chat to a minimum. Got another patient. Gotta go!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 02:15 PM

8. Whew! Busy morning!

Finally. A chance to breath...

I guess the hidden poster was unaware of my ability to manage my time effectively. Unaware of a lot of things, actually. Like, one: I'm not a doctor.

Just like I told kids back in junior high school: if you knew me, you wouldn't have said that...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 02:32 PM

9. ...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 02:54 PM

10. Glad I didn't see it.

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Response to elleng (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 03:01 PM

11. I put him on ignore.

Life's too short; know what I mean?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 03:03 PM

13. I sure do.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 03:03 PM

12. what's the latest antidepressant ? nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 03:08 PM

14. I'm not really keeping up on them.

Mental health pharmaceuticals are a little out of my scope of practice.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 03:11 PM

15. if someone asks you about their meds, what do you do ?

I know docs/MD's are very prickly about their turf.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 03:17 PM

16. Well, I know quite a bit about the more common mental health meds already in clinical practice.

I answer their questions, and make sure there are no significant interactions with any other of their current meds. There are certain mental health medications I feel comfortable prescribing, like SSRI's; or TCA's, which have a medical indication as well as a mental health indication. And others, like anti-psychotics, that I prefer to leave to mental health providers for prescribing.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 03:29 PM

17. sounds cool, ty nt

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