Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

Shrink Numbers Shrinking - Poem by Saiom Shriver

The number of shrinks
is shrinking.

Topic(s) of this poem: depression

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Note: Of the 50,000 psychiatrists in the US,59% are over 55 reported one news network this am.

1 the exorbitant hourly rate.
2 sexual imposition upon patients.
3 the unholy relationship between psychiatrists and international drug companies whose antidepressants can cause homicide, suicide or other acts of violence.
4, Former clients report the objectifying uncaring way psychiatrists end a 50 minute session, whether the client is crying or in the middle of experiencing great trauma.
5. the tendency to pathologize clients in order to keep money coming in
6. the abuse of power by some psychiatrists who have had people locked up in psychiatric wards
7. Network news reported that support groups, friends, and family have a higher rate of success in helping others overcome depression than do psychiatrists, psychologists.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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