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Re: Psychiatry is a bit impotent right now. Phil

Posted by SLS on April 30, 2012, at 17:01:51

In reply to Re: Psychiatry is a bit impotent right now., posted by Phil on April 30, 2012, at 13:00:23

Hi Phil.

> I'll be leaving here soon because this was a place designed for people who need help with their meds. Instead it's pretty much a battleground.

This happens every now and then. It has been worse. Frustration drives some people to lash out at medicine for not curing them. That seems to be rather normal to me. Others seem to be driven by a need to preach cynicism as self-appointed gurus of some occult truth that only special people can see. I don't find this at all constructive. Still others perform the very important function of oversight and make visible the problems with the system. You don't need to be a cynic or have an antagonistic agenda to perform in this capacity.

I know people in the pharmaceutical industry who act to facilitate R&D and perform clinical trials. They (the ones that I know) are not driven by greed, but by a passion to produce agents of healing. Interestingly, capitalism and healing can be mutually inclusive. The goal is often the same. It is good business to discover drugs that are valuable enough to sell.

Cynicism turns my stomach.

Critical analysis does not require cynicism to be effective.

Anyway, Phil, I will be sorry to see your name fade from view again. I always found that your posts had a very happy and constructive place in the archives. I am selfish. Your posts are helpful at a time like this, and I wish you were around to maintain some balance in the community.

Do what is best for you - always.

Be well.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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