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  1. This is a common myth among the population. You can't go crazy watching someone. Don't confuse cause with effect.

    Psychiatrists are slightly more likely to suffer from mental illnesses due to the fact that this profession is often chosen by people who are predisposed to these diseases. And to understand themselves, to get answers to burning questions, to help themselves, such students go to psychiatry.

    If any other person goes crazy, it doesn't attract as much attention as if a psychiatrist goes crazy.

  2. I know of one case where a psychiatrist went mad.

    Once upon a time, my grandmother began to change. She stopped inviting me and my brother and my mother – her daughter-to visit. She became more withdrawn, went out less often, and began to forget to go to work. Then she stopped letting us into the apartment at all and recognized us.

    Then my mother was forced to turn to psychiatric specialists. My mother went to the clinic and asked the doctor to come to my grandmother's house. The doctor told the local policeman to come to the apartment first and make sure that the person did not respond to requests from relatives to open the door. We went with the district police officer. Grandma opened the door. After a few months of such procedures, she stopped opening the door even to the organs. My mother again went to the clinic with a request for hospitalization of my grandmother, who by that time had flooded the neighbors from the 5th to the 1st floors, talked to herself throughout the apartment and burned gas on the gas stove all the time.

    The doctor said he wouldn't go. Mom went to the head doctor. The chief physician asked the secretary to pass the information to our doctor so that he would go to the call. He sent both my secretary and my mother in blatant obscenities. The chief physician himself came and told the doctor that you were going to answer the call. This doctor yelled at the head doctor and left the office. The chief physician stood in absolute disbelief, said that he had never seen this uncle like this, and sent another specialist to call.

    On this day, my grandmother was admitted to the clinic with diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia in the women's department.

    When we visited her two weeks later, one of the doctors said that the unfortunate doctor was admitted to the men's ward with the same diagnosis.

    There was probably a predisposition, but it was still an eerie coincidence.

  3. A psychiatrist came to my father's house with orderlies (a special ambulance from a mental hospital). The fact is that my father was dying at home from cancer, and painkillers caused him strong hallucinations and aggression. The psychiatrist arrived, but my father was asleep. As soon as the psychiatrist spoke to us (loved ones!), I immediately realized that he was completely kuku. He talked to us in such a theatrically buffoonish tone, as a nanny in kindergarten talks to one-year-olds. I didn't even feel comfortable. He was accompanied by a pair of intimidating, burly orderlies.

  4. Getting sick is unlikely, as mental illnesses are not transmitted by airborne droplets. But there is such a feature of professional psychiatrists: professional deformity.
    Roughly speaking, he wants or does not want, but perceives all people through the prism of his experience. This is noticed by those who come to relatives who are in HDPE – “he looks at me as if I am also his patient!”
    As far as I know, in their personal lives, this bothers them a lot. What to do, features of the profession…

  5. Naturally, an important detail is Prof.deformity.

    After long-term communication with psychiatric patients, the specialist may have somewhat blurred own concepts of norm and pathology. On the part of relatives, it may seem that the person has ceased to be “normal”.

    Plus personal characteristics. After all, there are not so many psychologically and mentally healthy people. 4 out of 5 have some disorders of varying severity.�

    Plus inheritance. For example, schizophrenia and depression can be inherited, at the genetic level with a probability of up to 75%.

    That is, a hypothetical situation that the son became interested in the strange behavior of his mother, he studied to be a psychiatrist, realized that his mother had paranoid schizophrenia. I worked in this field and later went myself – not so improbable.�

    Plus, we are all people with varying degrees of impaired emotional well-being. It is possible to capture schizo after an extreme crisis or a state of shock. Not only a psychiatrist can go.

  6. It all depends on the person himself, if he has previously had a lot of work with various disorders, he may completely stop feeling empathy or pity for patients (Working burnout), and if he is inexperienced, it is possible that he himself will become predisposed to this. Read Daniel Keyes 'novel” The Fifth Sally”

  7. Psychologists, educators, doctors, rescuers-all of them work with people experiencing the most intense emotions that a person is capable of. This can not leave anyone indifferent or unchanged. Everyone is deformed, if you have seen death or insanity at least once-it is impossible to forget and it will leave its mark on your personality. This is the first reason why psychiatrists are somewhat different people in terms of communication than, say, economists.�

    The second is the phenomenon of induced psychosis, which, by the way, can also be self-induced. There were cases of this phenomenon occurring simultaneously in 100-150 perfectly healthy people who followed one very charismatic madman. In my opinion, the only thing that saves psychiatrists from this is that only those who have already completely left get into the HDP, but if they encounter a smart, thoughtful, logical and charming psycho in ordinary life, they probably won't have a chance, being people who are constantly looking for insanity. It's all about the initial alignment of forces.

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