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26 Nov 2004

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Are psychiatrists prone to mental illness?
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01 Jan 0001

Thanks, Larry, but I'm feeling fine ! As psychiatrists are generally normal people, and none are superhuman, of course they are at least as open to mental and physical illness as anyone else. Are they espcially prone to it ? Not particularly so ; mental illness isn't infectious or otherwise "catching". Actually, of medical specialists, Surgeons don't tend to do too well as regards mental illness, as it happens.
And if I may add a typically shrink question, what makes you think that I might need help ?
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