Originally Posted by Pragma
I suppose that us PhD folks have so little sense that we would advise discontinuing use of a prescribed psychotropic medication over a message board on the internet.
Duh...I beleive I told him to consult with his doctor before making any changes but if he is concerned about having a positive UA for amphetamine-based medications he could stop using them two or three weeks before the scheduled drug screening. Certainly he has more insight on his own health than to use a message board to decide medical decisions. You have an agenda...is this not what everyone on the board is commenting about the quality of PsyD programs based on broad unfounded generalizations. If you look at most major facilities hiring psychologists it is quite common to find that the Directors of Programs are practitioner-oriented PsyD clinical psychologists. If you look at State or Federal facilities such as Universities or Military facilities you may find more PhD research-based clinical psychologists. He does not want to do research, so be smart and go into a PsyD program where you can learn high quality clinical skills and become a director of a medical unit at a major hospital rather than relegated to working in a Federal Prison with Sociopaths and very poor quality mental health programs or with the VA with their less than par mental health programs.