Discussion Forum

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
You should see someone
Is it mostly about psychiatric help?
Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
2013/04/09
4:14pm
Robert
Member
Forum Posts: 475
Member Since:
2011/10/03
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

While flipping through the pages of  a novel, this line happened in my vision: ‘You should see someone, ‘  and weirdly I immediately thought somebody was being mentally beleaguered– and sure enough it was a character advising another to go see a psychiatrist.

Though never heard that expression used that way, I suspect it is actually if not a standard usage at least highly recognizable as almost exclusively associated with psychiatric helps.
 
Am I onto something new here, or only belatedly register some old usage that’s always been there all along?
2013/04/09
6:04pm
Dick
Fort Worth, TX
Member
Forum Posts: 422
Member Since:
2010/10/19
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

This phrase is used in many different circumstances. The context that precedes the statement tells the readers or the participants what kind of specialist needs to be seen.   Usually it would not be an urgent situation but it may be very important.   It is probably most often used pertaining to some kind of medical help. (This includes psychiatry)   But it can include anything in which the addressee seems to be less than competent to handle.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 1147

Currently Online:
4 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Heimhenge: 915

Bob Bridges: 680

Ron Draney: 670

deaconB: 533

RobertB: 476

Robert: 475

tromboniator: 436

Dick: 422

samaphore: 312

dilettante: 287

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 611

Members: 3057

Moderators: 1

Admins: 5

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 1

Topics: 3351

Posts: 17749

Newest Members: gryphonous, GeezMcDutz, penn90, kellymans, targan, kitkat, Abiquiu12, SnakeEater2015, Pam, dgable@me.com

Administrators: Martha Barnette: 820, Grant Barrett: 1444, EmmettRedd: 743, Glenn: 1711, timfelten: 0