I am a psychologist and I recently went to medical school. I have always struggled with anxiety, so going to medical school wasn’t quite what I expected. I didn’t have to struggle with how I would go about the work; it just happened.
Thats good news for aspiring psychologists. I know I have heard stories of some people who have had much more difficult careers than I have, and so I am not surprised, but I would say it is good to see that even people with such varied backgrounds are working well in the field.
This is not to say that all psychologists are good. Many are not. But just as there are people who are brilliant at math and science, there are many people who are brilliant at medical school. As a result, the field is riddled with people who seem to do a very good job of doing things in a particular area and then flinging it over to another area where it does not fit. It is a constant battle to find just the right fit between the two so they can be effective.
A good example is psychiatrist and psychotherapist John Gottman. He is a brilliant cognitive psychologist and an expert in all things Freud. But he has been accused of having a “cognitive bias.” He doesn’t see the link between his patients and the way they have the capacity to act out in their own unique way. He sees them as the problem, as the cause of behavior. He diagnoses them and treats them accordingly. But in many cases, the diagnoses are wrong.
In this example, psychologists and psychiatrist are doctors, but their diagnoses are based on the way they see things. They might be wrong in how they see the patient in the beginning, but they may be correct in the end.
Psychology isn’t just about physical problems. It’s about mental problems too. So in this case, the psychologist’s diagnosis isn’t correct. In the case of this psychologist, it’s probably close, but there’s no doubt he’s wrong. Psychologists are trained to see the world and the people in it as a problem to solve. They don’t see them as a problem that should be solved. They see them as an object to sort out.
This psychologist is probably right, but theres no doubt there is a problem here. There are thousands of mental patients who get stuck on the wrong side of the psychologist’s machine. Its not just one or two people. It could be a whole bunch of us. In fact, there is a great deal of overlap between the mental and physical disorders. We are all afflicted with physical problems because we are made aware of them.
Like with most other disorders, there is a lot of overlap. We all have pain or a sickness in our bodies. Some medical conditions can be caused by a wide variety of things, and we all get sick because of bad habits out of habit. If we aren’t aware of our sick habits, or the symptoms that trigger a condition, then we can’t recognize the problem. In many cases, the symptoms are obvious, but the underlying problem isn’t.
The problem is that we can all be aware of our sickness, but we can be unaware of our symptoms. The symptoms can be obvious to us, but not to a doctor who is doing an exam. This is why the term “psychology” exists. It gives us the awareness to recognize and fix the problems we have.
Psychologists go to medical school, and so they are aware of the problem that has triggered the condition. They can fix the problem, as well as the symptoms themselves. The real problem is that they dont give the patients the time to fix the problem or fix themselves. They dont give the patient the time to fix, they just give a diagnosis and give the patient the medicines that will fix the problem.