Where can physcians improve?

Today I saw a patient I hadn’t seen for 3 years. She’d moved away from my town to a large city. She tells me that she has been unable to find a family doctor and popped in to see me.
This patient told me that she has to see walk-in doctors and that her visits are usually only a few minutes long – during two of them, she tells me her doctor actually walked out the door while she was talking.
It made me feel awful. None of us are perfect but as physicians in a world where we are exposed to more and more negativity, causing increased stress, we need to find a way to help our patients in need.
Anyway . . . that’s my gripe out of the way. I have added a few more videos to my website. Check out Anxiety and depression and Stress, anxiety and PTSD for the new videos on complex PTSD.
I believe, like many of my colleagues, that anxiety, depression, personality disorders, ADHD and ADD, adjustment disorders, to name a few, could very well be linked to PTSD. This is not the view of the medical profession as a whole, but I believe relying only on the DSM 5 is not necessarily the answer to today’s problems.
I will continue to update my site. Please let me know what you think. I am open to criticism, and if you have questions, I will try to answer them on the blog. Happy holidays.

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