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Subject:  Re: American Healthcare Date:  7/13/2007  7:54 PM
Author:  amuseing Number:  8206 of 117468

>Anyone, any of you, could experience a psychotic break for any number of reasons, & you might be shocked to see how your friends quickly move stage right on you.<

I think this was one of my eye opening experiences in medical training. Even though I wasn't planning on going into psychiatry I chose to do a chunk of my training with that department during which I worked in a locked inpatient ward. I remember well the realization that everyone has a threshold past which their organized, predictable, comfortable mental world starts to fragment and dissolve. I still remember patients who were X-university professors, grandmothers, owners of businesses, etc. whose life stress pushed them past that threshold.....

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