Dr Gopinath Ranjith
8th October 2020
This doctor left me on long term psychiatric medication because it was convenient for him, rather than looking at what might have been beneficial for me. The best thing I ever did was to walk away from him. I have been medication free now for two years, am no longer a mental health service user and am doing better now, than I have done in years. He listened to me, but if what I felt I needed didn't fit in with what he perceived to be best, it didn't happen.
Psychiatrists should be there to help, not to let you achieve a medicated stability and then just leave you to stagnate. Perhaps if the focus shifted to what happened to a patient to cause the illness, rather than taking the symptoms and pigeonholing someone into a diagnosis, we'd all be better off.