Continuing the discussion from Last time spent in a psychatric hospital.?:
Expert Doctors and stunts like this spark an anger in me that I just have a hard time swallowing. This is my biggest rant. Sorry…
The one that really got to me when I found out about it; was some PH’d fancy brained expert decided to tell my then 9 year old kid sister all about “expressed emotion” and how it can cause extreme relapse in the patient.
I was told by a different brother who was there that this expert used latin, and technical medical vocabulary and did a really good job scaring the daylights out of my kid sis. She was convinced that if she expressed any emotion about anything for any reason, I would instantly relapse and be in hospital until the day I die. It took a lot of months of other therapist to convince her that expressing emotions and “Expressed Emotion” are very different things.
But when you ask a 9 year old how they are doing and they continually answer with, “I’m very neutral today. I have nothing to express” you know something isn’t right. The big fancy brained expert was SO smart he had NO idea how to talk to a 9 year old kid.