Skip to comments.Anxiety, Depression and Drugs, Oh My! or Mental Illness for Fun and Profit
Posted on 05/09/2013 8:54:49 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
The past 2 decades have witnessed an alarming increase in the number of Americans diagnosed with mental illness. Is modern psychiatry reaping an immense profit by impulsivelyperhaps even deliberatelyconflating mental illness with a growing, public aversion to the demands of personal responsibility?
In the summer of 2011, The New York Review of Books published two lengthy articles by Marcia Angell, MDSenior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine. In these articles, Angell reviewed three books which take a critical look at psychiatry and its relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, and also examined the...
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The dems are crumbling.
Besides, have you ever known or heard of anyone who was ever actually CURED by these people? Have you ever met or spoken to a "psychiatric professional"? Most of them are more mental than their patients.
So visit a psychiatrist, take a pill and obtain absolution from the unpleasant vagaries of the human condition!... Can there be a more disgraceful way to treat the American public.If more people spoke to their priests (via confession for "absolution"), psychiatrists would be out of business.
Expect every medical “professional” to play “mental health professional”. It’s already been going on in Minnestoopid.
My SIL is a psychologist, she can’t even handle her own life. I wouldn’t send my dog to her.
A friend of mine just had to buy her SIL’s house to keep her from losing it, she’s a social worker!
Yea, they’re both liberal democrats.
dittos for my sis.
married a guy.
so is a psych specializing in family counseling.
Any correlation with the decrease in kids going to church?
The brain is slow to heal and memories are never erased. There are ways to recover, but usually it is by learning the truth and living with that in hope. The mind/body/soul (which psychologists can’t admit exists) relationship is obviously complicated and not as simple as putting a bandaid on a cut.
Many pschiatrists are quacks who look for problems that aren’t there. However, only a fool would deny the existence of actual mental disorders. Anxiety and depression are real things. So are bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. So are ADHD, ADD, PDD, PTSD, etc.
They are over-diagnosed and often mis-diagnosed or imagined by doctors who want money. This does not negate their reality.
I do aggree that spiritual counseling is crucial, but God also uses doctors to help those with mental illness.
You said: “Besides, have you ever known or heard of anyone who was ever actually CURED by these people? Have you ever met or spoken to a “psychiatric professional”? Most of them are more mental than their patients.”
However, some psychiatrists really are worth their salt. I have bipolar disorder, and I am living a normal healthy life thanks to a good doctor. Really, it is thanks to God for providing me with a good doctor. Medicine saved my life—God saved my life through medicine. I work hard, I am a productive member of society, my husband is a pastor, and we both esteem conservative values.
There are bad psychiatrists and there are people seeking to take advantage of the system, but there really are those of us who need psychiatric care. I am furious with the abuse of the psychiatric healthcare system because it minimalizes those who really need help. “Mental Illness for Fun and Profit” is a problem, but not because mental illnesses are just made-up things. I aggree that the APA is full of dumb liberals but that doesn’t make all psychiatrists bad.
So before you say that the pychiatric industry is a joke, consider that the industry has been hijacked by liberals, not that psychiatry itself is bad. Mental illnesses are real, caused by brain deformation and/or neurotransmitter imbalance. They are somatic and neurological as well as psychological.
I guess what I’m asking is that you drop your blanket accusations without knowing all of the details. In answer to your questions: I have been cured through the aid of a psychiatrist. Yes, I have spoken to psychiatric professionals: some of them are good, some of them are bad, some of them need the help that they claim to offer. Some do more harm than good. But a good psychiatrist is a gift from God Himself to those who truly suffer from these illnesses.
socity has gone down the drain , i can understand why more people are losing there marbals then in the past , Liberalism is driving people insane
I love how people assume that speaking with a priest,minister or rabbi is going to cure mental illness.
Psychiatrists are an absolute necessity. Prayer cannot rid a person of Bipolar Disorder or Paranoid Schizophrenia.
So what you’re saying is that bipolar disorder and schizophrenia don’t exist?
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