Did my therapist have a right..please helpp?
OK im 16 and i see a therapist for OCD...well i told her i recently went on a diet to lose weight.And while i prob was not eating enough i was not starving myself.Shes demanded i eat something.She had this like fruit bar thing with her.and she told me if i did not eat it she would call my doctor and tell him she thinks i have a eating disorder.she said she had a right to do it b/c i was under 18...so i was basicly forced to eat it..I dont have a eating disorder
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The fact is..she really didn't force you she gave u a choice..u either eat or i call your doctor.
If i where you i would have not eaten... lol shes winning
But she sounds like she cares about you
But its not like she physically forced you to eat
that would have been illegal
She just kinda threated you
- YA JunkieLv 71 decade ago
First of all, I have never seen you and don't know how thin you are. Second, I was not there in the therapist's office to see what exactly happened. All of this makes it difficult to offer a reasonable opinion.
However, I don't think it was right for the therapist to force you to eat the fruit bar and say she would call your doctor if you didn't.
You wrote that you started a diet to lose weight, and then you wrote you were probably not eating enough. It does sound to me like you should see an MD for a regular checkup. If the doctor thinks it it necessary, he/she might refer you to a psychiatrist because there are medications that can help OCD. I have been on meds for major depression, and I know they can sometimes help. Although, at 16, it may be too early for you to consider medication. This is for your doctor to decide.
I think your therapist was wrong, but seeing a doctor may not be a good idea for your own sake. I wish you the very best.
- 1 decade ago
it sounds to me like your therapist was concerned for your health and probably wanted to scare you in to thinking about what you are doing to your body. As you have said you are probably not eating enough maybe your appearance has changed and the weight loss shocked your therapist. Also if you do have an eating disorder you might not know you have so saying you dont doesnt necessarily mean you dont.
Try talking to your therapist and ask why this happened.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
You should have asked her to tell your doctor. After all, doctors know all about how many calories you need to maintain a healthy weight and if it is a psychiatrist they will also know if your eating habit are psychologically healthy. Your therapist can do what she did, she has a right, but you should get an informed opinion if you want to be healthy.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
do what you think is right therapist are not scientists. I find that it is insane that someone would go to a therapist but would go to a doctor if they were having a heart attack. would you go to a therapist. then why would it be any different with mental health. Get out of the therapist go see a Mental Health psychiatrist not a psychologist. Get mental help not therapy I think psychology is voodoo science
see a docter not a therapist
- All-OneLv 61 decade ago
Whats the big deal you got a free fruit bar.
- fun.notnutsLv 51 decade ago
I would not allow anyone to force feed me anything.
Tell your parents.