Some of the people who commented seemed to notice the same thing when I scrolled down to read them.
The video is an example for learning psych students, the psychiatrist and patient are actors, and they are trying to show what paranoid schizophrenia might look like when a psychiatrist meets the patient for the first time.
But to me it seems very unrealistic because the patient is super open with the psychiatrist (who is really annoying btw) and just completely spills the beans to her, whatever she asks.
Maybe it’s because if I don’t really have SZ then I experience psychosis differently, but I am curious for those of you who have been officially diagnosed, do you think it’s unrealistic? Even when you have been in a full-blown delusion, would you have just readily told everything to a total stranger, especially a doctor?
I sure as hell never would have. Even when I am experiencing psychosis or psychosis-like symptoms, I have always known better than to tell anyone about them, ESPECIALLY doctors or psych professionals. It’s their whole job to scrutinize your thoughts, and plus there is a lot of anti-psychiatry material out there that can make me very paranoid of psychiatrists/doctors when I am in that state of mind. Plus I will usually be convinced that what I experience is supernatural in nature, so I will feel like psychiatrists would be in on it and that they are evil.
But this guy just tells her everything without hardly any hesitation. Do you think that’s an unrealistic portrayal? Or not?