3. Docs, shrinks and quacks
Dodgy doctor or helpful healer? Lots of people claim they’ll help you defeat depression. But what do all those letters mean and what can these guys do for you?
Qualifications can be confusing. How can you know if CRCP means your doctor has a certificate from the regional college of psychiatrists or just an advanced interest in photography?
Psychiatrists There’s a lot of rubbish written about psychiatrists. Many people worry they’ll be forced to lie on a couch, interpret ink blots and talk about their mother fixation. This is blatantly untrue. A psychiatrist is a doctor, with a degree in medicine and postgraduate training in detecting, diagnosing and treating mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. ...