Psychiatrists working for cash under the table

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Richards, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. Richards

    Richards Member

    Curious if such a thing happens. If someone was experiencing severe depression and suicidal feelings but could not afford to have a psychiatric record could there possibly be a shrink who might work under the table for cash while the patient showed up under a psuedonym?

    Has anyone ever heard of such a thing?
  2. followist

    followist Guest

    That would be illegal.

    However, depending on where you are there will be ways of getting help and support without getting it on your medical records. For example, a private counsellor doesn't put her info on to the nhs records. If you live in the UK try checking out saneline and MIND as to what is in your area, privately, that could help, and that wouldn't go on your medical record. In other countries there will be legal ways to do it, such as maybe support groups, so try looking into the better ways to do it as opposed to what might be fraud? (don't know for sure though).

    You also need to decide what's more important, your health? or the reason you are keeping it off your record? Plus, very few places can/are allowed to discrimminate against mental health problems.
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