Why I am not exactly anti-psychiatry

I am beginning to understand why the majority of Americans are on psychiatric drugs (now 60% of the population, ranging from BABIES to octogenarians). I used to think there was a huge conspiracy between Psychiatrists and Pharmaceutical companies, but in reality they are just filling a need. A need for sanity in ■■■■■■ up society, the need for a sense of calm and tranquility, even if it only lasts as long as the drugs are in your system. This is why the war on drugs is failing, drugs are becoming the only thing left to deal with the nightmare of what is really going on.

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I’ve been in psychotherapy, and I didn’t do well in it, probably because I am just not the type who responds well to it. I intellectualize everything. I spent a year in a private psychiatric hospital in Dallas, and I was underwhelmed by it. It seemed like everyone was just going through the motions. There wasn’t any real involvement in the therapy. It could be part of it that I expected too much. For what psychiatrists charge I expect miracles. I think pdoc’s in the public sector do more good with fewer resources than psychiatrists in private practice.

A brilliant opening statement.

I will admit to be quite a bit more turgid about the topic given what I have experienced. (Get to know a dozen “reps” and “detailers.”)

But… conditioned as so many have become to seek The Simple Solution (and merely treat the symptoms without touching – or even understanding – the causes), the “patients” who grew up in this cult-ure simply are what those who might do better for them were those patients differently programmed.

Said more simply, it does appear to me that those who profit from suffering are outscoring the “good guys” 20 or 30 to 1.

Anyone with an element of critical thinking, who is able to question not what they are told but also their own narrative, can discover what is actually going on. I am tired of telling people what I think. Go do the research.