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what is being treated?

Posted by Christ_empowered on December 4, 2017, at 21:04:15

My official label/diagnosis is (apparently...) Bipolar I. My label/social role in the community is "Schizophrenic" or "uppity mental patient," LOL>

This raises the question...

what the shrinks treating? do the drugs really help? Is there proof that psychiatric treatment helps individuals, families, communities, society?

I'm not trying to be obnoxious. I'm on 3 psych drugs now--Abilify, Wellbutrin, and trileptal. For this season of my life, treatment makes sense, it really does. But will it always? Especially with a tranquilizer in the mix, I'm hoping to -somehow- resolve my problems and move on. Or at least...drop the tranquilizer, lol. you think anyone's getting better in the world of mental health? And what are we treating? people? symptoms? diseases? disorders?

I'm not gung ho about antipsychiatry or "critical psychiatry," but...I do think they make valid points. I used to love Szasz, but now...oh man. What a hard right, uber-libertarian he was. Not my style, not these days... psychiatry helping, hurting, or is it...just something that is, and has to be dealt with, a fact of life in modern cultures?





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