isn't psychiatry just the beliefs of professionals?

larkin

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Sep 2009
3,698
#51
You can't blame the companies for the status quo, they're merely doing what they need to survive in the regulatory environment. Get rid of the regulatory environment and capitalism will fix the problems in no time.
The libertarianism ideology has some very good points... The application and development of medicine without peer review or regulation is not one of them..
 
Oct 2012
8,545
#53
The libertarianism ideology has some very good points... The application and development of medicine without peer review or regulation is not one of them..
I didn't say without peer review, I do think that the composition of the medicine should be on the product and that there should be a requirement for truth in advertising. But at the end of the day the drug company's only responsibility should be to report all research on their product, it should then be up to the user of the product to evaluate that research, determine the cost and benefit to their person, and decide for themselves whether the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks. That's a basic matter of personal responsibility.
 

specul8

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Oct 2016
3,296
Australia
#58
Why on earth would you consider an EXORCISM or worse, a series of exorcisms, condoned by the church, and helped by the patients mother, and which later caused the prosecution of priests was involved with psychiatry ? !


Your last few posts clearly show you have some type of issue with psychiatry .


...... did that come from your father ?


Dont answer straight away ..... think about it first ....





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Theodoric

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Mar 2012
2,822
#59
what makes a person "mentally ill"? isn't it just a body of work that's moral/subjctive belief, not fact?
There's more science to it than that. "Mental Illness" typically refers to a number of disorders which prevent people from having normal social interactions and/or relationships.

For example: Borderline Personality Disorder - characterized by wild emotional swings often leading to "love-hate" relationships which lack stability: also can lead to cruelty where someone will be affectionate to a person (or a pet) only to turn on them and do cruel things to them.

Basically, the scientific method is used to establish and study these disorders in order to identify their existence. It's not just one random professional making stuff up; even though we do, as a society, have a very poor understanding of mental disorders due to the difficulty in analyzing someone who may not be honest about their psychology; and often resulting from the stigma society attaches to it.
 
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stevev

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Apr 2017
3,345
Las Vegas, NV USA
#60
There's a joke that if you have 100 psychiatrists comment on a case, there will be 150 different opinions. At least it's not 200 so some of them do agree with themselves.:confused:
 
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