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Is it a worry if your shrink is worried???

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by downunder, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. downunder

    downunder Well-Known Member

    The shrink I am seeing said she was worried last week due to my weight loss etc. Should I be worried that she is worried??? I have gained some more weight since.

    If a shrink is worried does that mean you could be in danger of being sectioned???

    Anybody else worry their shrink.

    At one stage I thought her eyes were tearing up.

    She said my thinking was very scattery, and I was fading before her eyes. She told me she worked on a ward with eating disordered people and saw some die. But I don't think I am any where near that extreme. I have a photo of myself in bikinis maybe if I showed her that she would see there is nothing to worry about.
  2. Oak

    Oak Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    Hun its pure conjection on my part but usually, from experience, when a shrink worries they usally have something in mind. Do not let it get to you
    and bring you down, just be open and discuss your worries with your shrink.
    He- she will answer your directly. On that they are very direct and to the point either way the answer might be.

    When mine has a certain look on his face i now know what is crossing his mind but i openly ask questions so not to leave and spend two weeks worrying if i have seen right or wrong.

    You mention loosing weight which alarms your shrink, how much weight have you lost and in how long of a period? Are you underweight for your height?

    stay safe hun
    granny :hug:
  3. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Would being sectioned be something you feel you could not handle?
    If that is a worst case scenario, I wouldn't be so worried. It's really not that bad.
    If she's worried, it just means she cares for you. It doesn't mean you should worry, and add to the unease. Let her do her job. Let her worry for you. She knows what's best for you. Hope you can trust that.

    lovexoxo :heart:
  4. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support


    I imagine she IS worried about you because of what she saw on the ward.

    Her comments may have been purely supportive. Or, they might have been supportive comments that also meant she is worried that you could be headed in that direction, and if you get really bad, it might mean going into hospital. Perhaps it is something you could talk to her about.

    I'm glad you've gained some weight since. That is likely reassuring for her and for you.