Posted by Christ_empowered on May 17, 2012, at 14:59:19
In reply to Re: An Industry Out Of Control » ron1953, posted by herpills on May 17, 2012, at 12:11:19
Ridiculous. To be fair, psychiatry has always been about the "medicalization of deviance." I know. I was called narcissistic for being a stressed out, drugged up gay dude.
I don't think you can look at psychiatry without looking at society as a whole. As we've moved away from morality and shared values to a sort of pseudo-scientific, seemingly rational way of looking at things, mental illness has become more important because it provides a (seemingly) reasonable explanation for behavior. They're not bad--they're mad. That sort of thing.