Lifestyle & Entertainment – As a psychiatrist, I get a close whiff of people’s dirty laundry, so to speak. Most people would rather share their weaknesses with a total stranger (and pay good money for it) than confide in someone they know.
In fact, it’s the reason that most of my patients seek my help in a crisis. Yes, they may want a medical professional’s unbiased opinion, or they may have exhausted their social networks. But another reason is so that the image they have worked so hard to maintain gets to remain intact. I don’t interact with their social circle and I don’t judge them. There is no question of gossip or their reputation being tarnished. Our rapport, no matter how impactful, always remains in a