Psychiatrists are fed up. Tired of doing a difficult job; news often reminds us. Tired of being considered by their confrere as doctors apart, tired of being as badly regarded as those they treat and who are pejoratively called insane ... Psychiatry is angry. No demonstrations but precise recriminations which our authorities must quickly measure the urgency.
A psychiatrist Dr. Olivier Boitard, wrote a few years ago: "Crazy as an army of psychiatrists ... This expression is now obsolete not that psychiatrists are less crazy than others but because their numbers decline regularly and they can not be a large cohort ... "End quote. Beyond the humor that this profession has always kept, psychiatry still lacks means but also arms and head which jeopardizes the quality of the practice.
Yet the recourse to the psychiatrist, for a multitude of problems that they alone can try to solve, becomes more and more necessary in a world that is dehumanizing and where the networks pretends to manage information and education. And when the intention is there, it is almost impossible to find an appointment for several months, an eternity when one suffers ...
Psychiatrists - all components of the profession - shout their dissatisfaction with the guardianship authorities who refuse to hear them and an administration that asks them for secretarial work that is now more important than the time spent on patients. It is true that often in psychiatry legal problems are never far away, but suffering should come to the fore.
An example child psychiatry
"No way to send my son to the psychiatrist ... He's not crazy! ".
It is in the name of this reply that doctors are always reluctant to entrust the problems of childhood to those who, however, would often be able to relieve the heavy responsibilities of parenting. And it is true that there are reasons to consult. A child who does not sleep, has trouble sleeping, eats badly, or just because he is always sick. Then, because he learns badly to read, to write, that he does not work or, conversely, that he is a gifted. Also because it is too emotional what can result in anxiety, a refusal to separate from parents or going to school, shyness, aggression, tics or sadness. Finally, relational life, that is to say the relationship with siblings or trauma related to drugs, divorce or a family drama. Many good reasons to surround yourself with psychological help.
Where to consult
You will have the choice between the public sector and the private sector. However, it is certain that this sector suffers from a picture of high tariffs which has long confined the use of these treatments - often quite long - to a well-off or highly motivated clientele. The public sector therefore offers the benefit of almost free care, but the whole profession agrees that it is "on the street". What will happen when your child or you are in this care circuit? And first of all a careful listening to your problems, certainly not the solution after the first consultation but, more likely, regular meetings and frequent enough to allow - mostly without drugs - to find the node of the problem.
For it is probably the best way to illustrate the psychological disorders to compare them to a tangled rope where each member of the family pulls a tip without trying to grasp where the knot comes from. It is both as simple and as complicated as that, but if certain knots are delicate to undo, we know in marine that there are very few indefeasible ones. And again, there is always the solution to decide ...