One reader asked why it’s weird to want to see your shrink’s notes and why shrinks refuse to show them on the grounds that they may distress the patients. Another reader asked why doctors write “patient denies” as though they don’t believe the patient. These are both great questions worthy of their own post.
Why don’t psychiatrists like to show patients their notes? Are they really going to “harm” the patient? There are a few reasons why a psychiatrist may not want to show a patient her notes. Here is my list of thoughts as bullet points. Please feel free to add to it. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Shrink Rap*