Comments and Controversies
How I really feel
I find Dr. Nasrallah’s ideas to be consonant with my own (“Let me tell you how I feel…” From the Editor, Current Psychiatry, August 2009).
I believe insurance companies have discriminated against psychiatrists and our patients for many years. I believe the legal profession has made us what we are today. The oath to tell the truth in the courtroom should include lawyers. We need court-ordered outpatient treatment to help control our patients’ psychiatric illnesses and noncompliance. The worst development in psychiatry has been our relegation to being “pill-pushers,” off limits to psychotherapy.
Howard W. Fisher, MD
Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo