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My Top 5 favourite things about psychiatry

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1. Doing nothing is a therapeutic intervention

2. You can do your wardrounds sitting down drinking tea

3. People think you can read their minds

4. You can take twenty minutes to respond to an emergency

5. You can use the same drugs for everything

Look forward to hearing yours :lol:

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My Top 5 things about Psych, or why it's better than surgery

1. You can practise on your work colleagues

2. No-one can be angry with you unless they have a psychological problem

3. When your intervention fails, it's the fault of the patient's personality

4. You get to define 'normal'

5. Psychological scars don't need pus swabs. ;)

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Top Five Things I Like About Psychiatry

1. I'm doing Psychiatry?

2. Psyches look after their trainees.

3. Registrars get to tunnel out for a few years.

4. Rosie.

5. It challenges my sense of humanity and helps me to explore my being.

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1. Ward rounds don't start between 7.00 and 8.30 (and the consultant's are usually late anyway)

2. During a night on-call extreme stress and tension is centred mainly around whether one has already watched tonights episodes of the Simpson's

3. In psychiatry, thought always precedes action and often negates action whereas in surgery action always precedes thought and often negates thought [psychiatrist in a surgeon's gown...].

4. Most of the consultants are genuinely nice, understand and practice empathy, are considerate towards their juniors and have a broad outlook on life [e.g. the person sitting next to them on the bus is not a heart and pair of kidneys with a face on them]

5. When asked a particularly taxing question by your consultant and you don't know the answer you can throw up a pseudophilosophical point and it will genuinely cloud the issue

:D

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1. behave a bit wierd&get away with it!

2.catch up on sleep during psychotherapy!(the trick is to maintain a thoughtful expression& not to snore!!)

3.not having to maintain a spotless clean white doctors coat.

4.not being weighed down by a steth. dangling around your throat.

5.pretend to be all knowing about a subject few people know anythig about!

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1) You can kid yourself that Frasier is revision

2)You can disagree with your consultant

3)You don't have to look up anyone's arse

4)regular provision of tea and coffee is central to the job

5)the nearest we have to a uniform is corduroy

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1 basking in the sun in a resort nobody dare tell me their medical problems

2 come home from work wondering why i get paid to be nosy

3 can play cricket regularly

4 can get a job anywhere in the world

5 nice people

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my top 5 things about psychiatry;

1- everything u say is possible and plausible, even if it was jargon.

2- u always get this :o expression from ppl when u tell them what u do.

3- ppl immediatly assume ure smarter than them, and frightening at times.

4- it pays well even if u dont work hard.

5- u can go high and still recognise the side effects. ;)

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1) if you turn up to work at 9am, you're early

2) if you leave work at 5pm, you're late

3) if you have a one hour lunch break, you're rushed

4) if you see more than one new patient an hour, you're busy

5) if you run to see a patient, it's only because you want to get fit

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1: Mad people are great.

2: Sex is a legitimate topic of conversation in all circumstances.

3: Character assasination is work.

4: So is watching films, reading novels, beer studies...

5: Probably Rosie (we all pull together and we'll get though this one)

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1. Being oncall for 72 hours and having had 8 hours sleep+ each night ( and feasably during the day for that matter)

2. Having a job with no inpatients to worry about

3. Being able to spend an hour on the internet 'working' when a new patient fails to show up

4. Saying outrageous or deliberately obtuse things to people and getting away with it

5. That smug feeling that while you know medicine, medics are scared of psychiatry

Chris

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I am working in child psychiatry in which i am planning to do SpR if I get my MRCPsych; so top five favourite things about child psych are

1. If you get stuck with the patient send him to adult after sixteen years of age and not worry about your failure anymore

2. Blame the family for everything if you cannot solve anything

3. Nurses, psychologists, social workers and occupational therpists are there to help you ; you feel better if they look good also; they are the bonus

4. Geninuinely help the children and prevent them from developing chornic depressive patients or personality disorders

5. Give Ritalin to children - amphetamines in adults is considered illegal

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1. Getting to meet people who are mad as snakes.

2. When you tell people your job they automatically assume you know what they're thinking.

3. Getting paid the same as Medics, while getting a full nights sleep on-call, and telling them about it.

4. Asking loads of irrelevant questions just because you're nosey.

5. Blinding medics and patients with psychobabble, thus sounding as if you know something, and might be right.

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Hello darlings,

1. Being inappropriate

2. Talking science and philosophy

3. Cups of tea a go go

4.Enough time in my life to wear heels and make -up ie. not look like a shite hairy buffalo (see med SHO)

5. Being seen as highly efficient when it fact bone ass lazee

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Having enough time for me and my family.

Work 15 hrs in a 40hr rota.

Enjoying time with my patients just because i see them not tired.

Laughing with colleagues at work because we find time.

Having a laugh each time when i think about my patients.

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1. Not feeling compelled to wear a tie to work 8)

2. Non-resident SHO on-calls :lol:

3. Talking to patients like they're human beings instead of collections of physical abnormalities

4. Noticing how nervous consultant physicians get when you look at them

5. Staying on the phone just a little bit longer in order to help the nurse/GP/A&E SHO realise that they don't really want you to come and review the patient after all (ah, how I love that old Jedi mind-trick... ;)

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Here we go:

1. The stories! Isn't it amazing what people get up to? (...and that's just the doctors!)

2. Making people think that what you want them to do was their idea in the first place.

3. Complete astonishment from medics when someone has a physical problem and you actually do something *right*

4. Wearing heels, make up and growing my nails, knowing it all wont end in a sweaty mess of tears at the end of an on call

5. Bullshitting my way through discharge summaries by using the most incredible psycho-babble...and getting away with it!

P.S. Why does everyone in my study group know more than me? Why? Why? Why?

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1 i must say that i am astonished about these things, i thought psychiatrists were too smart to say them, what do u mean not working, i work all of the 20 hrs in the week, ang get paid for 56 but i do not talk about it.

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1. Hilarious stories from punters, both sane and mad.

2. Time to study for part 1 when punters DNA

3. Minimum 8 hours sleep whilst on-call, guaranteed

4. Start work at 9.30am, done by 4.30pm.

5. Winding my surgical colleagues by telling them my rota and

my monthly pay :lol:

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1. rosie

2. rosie

3. rosie

4. rosie

5. rosie

by the way who is rosie?

please identify urself. everybody is keen to find our why u r the best thing to happen to psychiatry.

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