Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 4 weeks ago

Is the success of the psychiatrist measured by the percentage of his patients who did not commit suicide?

9 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    Definitely not.

    If 99% of his patients commit suicide. Those are personal decisions made by sentient individuals who have CHOSEN to remove themselves from a life of great pain.

    Just by consulting a psychiatrist, before they leave, to discuss their options does not mean the psychiatrist has failed.

    It means the psychiatrist laid out the realistic options before them and the patient did not like those options and went for a permanent solution.

  • glcang
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    That’s silly..............

  • rick
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    I'm sure he judges his success, by how many people he as NOT cured. The number of paying patients(clients) he has.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes. Dead patients cannot pay the "session fees".

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  • 4 weeks ago

    No,that is a fallacy.

  • 4 weeks ago

    That would not work because if that was measured, then no psychiatrist would ruin her practice by taking the most desperate patients who were most at risk of suicide.

  • Kaz
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    No, but it's probably a good measuring stick of their competency.

  • Shona
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    The ones who want to kill Trump. Those who don't are obviously nutjobs.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Should move this post to Social Science, Psychology

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