Posted by Phil on May 3, 2012, at 12:18:00
In reply to Re: ADs may do more Harm than Good -New Research paper, posted by zazenducke on May 3, 2012, at 8:56:20
I just posted the above quote for the 40% that I had misstated.
The above movie looks interesting as far as Japan goes. Knowing how stoic they can be I don't think that a bit of conversation on mental illness would be a bad thing.
I don't see this magazine saying they know it all and can cure it all.
The way I see it, if someone does not like meds, don't take them. If, like me, you're on them for 30 years then stop, that's my choice. The same as taking them was.
But, I think I heard the DSM 5 will consider you MDD if two weeks later you're still grieving a close relatives death. It was 2 months I think and neither one are right. It's bs. There are many other examples.
Then again, Thorazine and a few other drugs empty out asylums and people could more or less live a normal life. I'd rather take Thorazine than have a lobotomy. They are undiagnosed people who become psychotic. They are taken to a psych ward, given meds and talk therapy and many do well.
My own mother had, severe doesn't describe it, breakdown, a hideous depression. ECT was, believe me, the right choice. After a period of several months, my mom was back. Not many Bregginites would think much of ECT. Maybe anti-psych people haven't seen their mother in a major depression.
I think that meds / no meds conversations are reaching the same fever pitch as abortion. I have to wonder when gunning down psychiatrists is going to become an ever present reality.