Benzo Buddies claims it isn’t anti-psychiatry yet attacks psychiatry every single day

Psychiatry's Incurable Hubris
« on: March 21, 2019, 05:11:09 pm »

[Buddie]

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/mind-fixers-anne-harrington/583228/

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From ice baths to Prozac, each development Harrington describes was touted by its originators and adherents as the next great thing—and not without reason. Some people really did emerge from an insulin coma without their delusions; some people really are roused from profound and disabling depressions by a round of electroconvulsive therapy or by antidepressant drugs. But in every case, the treatment came first, often by accident, and the explanation never came at all. The pathological basis of almost all mental disorders remains as unknown today as it was in 1886—unsurprising, given that the brain turns out to be one of the most complex objects in the universe. Even as psychiatrists prescribe a widening variety of treatments, none of them can say exactly why any of these biological therapies work.

Re: Psychiatry’s Incurable Hubris
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 05:29:37 pm »

[Buddie]

Another interesting article that was linked from the other one-

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/05/the-real-problems-with-psychiatry/275371/

Re: Psychiatry's Incurable Hubris
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 09:01:03 pm »

[Buddie]

Then there is the idea that an entity as ‘mental illness’ exists. Hard to grasp. Like the flue ?

That some things are not mentally healthy is a different matter.

The pharmaceutical industry has been pumping money in the education of doctors and psychiatrists alike, and with success. My guess is that it will stop at some point. Who will pay for all of that ? The iatrogenic burden will simply become too great.

Re: Psychiatry's Incurable Hubris
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 04:08:05 am »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on March 21, 2019, 09:01:03 pm
Then there is the idea that an entity as ‘mental illness’ exists. Hard to grasp. Like the flue ?

Mental variations exist. Mental illnesses? Maybe things like schizophrenia could be considered an “illness”, but when the DSM starts categorizing normal masculinity and internet use as “mental illnesses” it’s easy to see how slippery that slope is.

The more illnesses you invent the more office visits you can charge for and the more drugs you can sell. Create the demand by pathologizing normal human behavior. What a great business concept!

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Re: Are we telling people the wrong thing ?
« Reply #118 on: November 08, 2018, 03:15:37 pm »

Colin

This thread is veering far off course now.

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Benzo Buddies: There isn’t a person on the face of the earth that needs an AD

Re: Are we telling people the wrong thing ?
« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2018, 10:58:53 pm »

[Buddie]

There isn’t a person on the face of the earth that “needs” an AD. It isn’t air or food or water.

Honestly I don’t think a lot of people understand that like benzos, AD’s don’t cure anything, they can be every bit as dangerous as benzos and when you take them you are taking a big risk with your health.

I understand some people might be at the end of their rope and in those cases it might be an option to consider but in my opinion that is the only justifiable reason to take them. I would suggest anyone who is considering it to do lots of research and weigh their options very carefully.