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To: Windflier

The article is written by someone who doesn’t like psychiatry, and is a polemic not strongly rooted in facts.

I’ll leave it at that. As someone who’s life was saved by modern psychiatry, I’d say if you need help, ask for it. If you don’t get the right kind of help, ask someone else. Medication is blunt instrument, but when it works it’s a Godsend.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 2:05:19 PM PST by I Shall Endure
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To: I Shall Endure
The article is written by someone who doesn’t like psychiatry

Yeah? Why should they, when the psych profession is labeling every thought and emotion a "mental disorder"?

18 posted on 12/13/2012 2:11:50 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: I Shall Endure
The article is written by someone who doesn’t like psychiatry, and is a polemic not strongly rooted in facts.

At one time, NaturalNews had links to a number of Scientology front groups as well as environmental groups that promoted population control, but I haven't checked lately. Mike Adams supposedly completed Scientology training in the past and Scientologists have a known irrational animus towards psychiatry and psychology.

Psychiatry and psychology are fields of medicine with grave problems, as noted in many posts above, but never take any criticism of these fields seriously from anyone even remotely associated with Scientology.

27 posted on 12/13/2012 2:26:58 PM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: I Shall Endure
“The article is written by someone who doesn’t like psychiatry, and is a polemic not strongly rooted in facts.”

I agree. My wife was saved this year by her psychiatrist from being tormented by OCD all day every day to the point of incapacitation. That is actually the basic proper definition of a “disorder.” If the mental affliction doesn't severely impact daily life, then it isn't a disorder. That concept is missing from this article.

Yes, there is a lot of educated guessing in the form of trails (and errors) with different drugs bordering on witch-doctoring at times (it took three years) but some patients are more challenging than others.

So far I have begged, pleaded and ordered the guys in white jackets to get four of our family members with bipolar disorder in to see a shrink and onto proper meds. In some cases it took years, but they are all doing much better now and, frankly, much less likely to kill themselves (as my sister did 20 years ago when she was not properly diagnoses and treated).

53 posted on 12/13/2012 6:28:35 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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