It’s my stereotypical view but most of it’s experience. If my GP had listened to me when I went in with depressive complaints and not dismissed me saying I will get over it… I might have been able to delay the episode. My GP had studied in India. Even the one I saw yesterday dismissed everything I felt as normal making me question why I’m on meds. She studied in India. But then again he’s not a psychiatrist and neither was the lady GP I saw yesterday.
I think the issue is more to do with societal attitudes.
My Sri Lankan pdoc seems to get it. I like her. But she is a pdoc.
were you having a hard time yesterday? How are you today?
I don’t intend to sound like a bigot , but I’ve experienced more stigma in the Asian community. It’s harder to open up and have to be careful who I open up to.
I’m better @tera thank you just don’t feel understood sometimes it gets frustrating.
Sounds like my gp he’s crap… My old family Dr retired last year, it’s a shame I moved out of her area.
On second thoughts it may also be they aren’t trained in mental health. Nothing to do with ethicity?
Maybe they just have a week on it?
My current Dr is trained in gynecology!! Wtf
I have a female friend who is an ophtalmologist (eye doctor). She told me she has only studied psychiatry for one week during med school.