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How do I get over the shame of multiple psych treatments?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Try to reframe
It is true that mental disorders continue to have a stigma few other disorders do.
It's getting better, but it's still a reality. Look into let's end the stigma, a wondeful organization tackling this issue in high schools. The national alliance for the mentally ill (nami) also can be a useful resource. Change starts with refusing to accept this idea that this is your "fault" somehow.

In brief: Try to reframe
It is true that mental disorders continue to have a stigma few other disorders do.
It's getting better, but it's still a reality. Look into let's end the stigma, a wondeful organization tackling this issue in high schools. The national alliance for the mentally ill (nami) also can be a useful resource. Change starts with refusing to accept this idea that this is your "fault" somehow.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Shame
Shame is just about the darkest emotion people can face.
It presupposes that there's an audience to our alleged wrongdoings, and that devastating judgement will be passed. Something to remember is that everyone has something they feel ashamed about; it's inescapable. Find a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Getting it off one's chest in a safe, nonjudgmental place is the first step.

In brief: Shame
Shame is just about the darkest emotion people can face.
It presupposes that there's an audience to our alleged wrongdoings, and that devastating judgement will be passed. Something to remember is that everyone has something they feel ashamed about; it's inescapable. Find a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Getting it off one's chest in a safe, nonjudgmental place is the first step.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Increase awareness
A mental disorder is a health problem, just like diabetes or a rash.
There is nothing dishonorable about taking care of your health. Consequently, being ashamed of yourself for having a health problem and getting it treated is not necessary. Carry on!

In brief: Increase awareness
A mental disorder is a health problem, just like diabetes or a rash.
There is nothing dishonorable about taking care of your health. Consequently, being ashamed of yourself for having a health problem and getting it treated is not necessary. Carry on!
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine
In brief: Shame ; Pride
You got help that is something to be proud of not ashamed.
Those people around that have troubles and do not seek help they are the problem.There's always a possibility that you did not have good treatment and that is unfortunate. I suggest this video: http://m.Youtube.Com/watch?Autoplay=1;v=wt_h0ro26lw;desktop_uri=%252fwatch%253fv%253dwt_h0ro26lw%2526autoplay%253d1.

In brief: Shame ; Pride
You got help that is something to be proud of not ashamed.
Those people around that have troubles and do not seek help they are the problem.There's always a possibility that you did not have good treatment and that is unfortunate. I suggest this video: http://m.Youtube.Com/watch?Autoplay=1;v=wt_h0ro26lw;desktop_uri=%252fwatch%253fv%253dwt_h0ro26lw%2526autoplay%253d1.
Dr. Brian Lynch
Dr. Brian Lynch
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