After stepping up to a partial hospitalization program, and then back down to regular therapy, I have noticed something that is troubling me. Quite a lot of the mental health profession is based on a rather superficial system of compliance. If one nods their head wisely at each directive and generally rolls along with the crowd, then doctors and other professionals label this as positive progress. However, the moment the patient pauses and says 'hang on a second, that makes no sense' or 'I don't understand' or even 'I'm not totally sure I agree with that statement - not sure that applies to me', then the patient is labelled negatively. Such labels include resisting treatment, arguementative, not following treatment plans, and such like. I'm getting quite frustrated and despondent at the lack of progress I'm feeling internally. If I smile and go along with everything, then I'm told that I am making great progress, even though internally I feel worse. In line with what I said above, if a start asking too many questions, then treatment tends to stall and treatment providers show some frustration, even though I feel like I have at least have some answers now. I have completed graduate school, so I hope that I have some vague idea about how things work, but it worries me that the social worker I also see sometimes has difficulty spelling the word 'psychiatry'. I am at a loss - any ideas or tips? I'm really struggling, feeling overwhelmed and heading towards having a bit of a crisis underneath the weight of it all.