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Re: Anti christian tendencies in psychiatry

Posted by Christ_empowered on June 23, 2022, at 8:56:05

In reply to Anti christian tendencies in psychiatry, posted by Lamdage22 on June 22, 2022, at 11:40:40


There are a couple of "Christian psychiatrists" somewhat near me. I hear they are total and complete nightmares. As in...over-medicating, pictures of Jesus on the wall, occasional self-righteous lectures...

and the -concept- is flawed, too. I mean..."Christian" xanax? get serious. the vast majority of psychiatrists deal in pills, all day long. That and sometimes shock.

but, yeah. I think...if psychiatrists were to choose to restrict their services to the severely ill, I wouldn't see a contradiction right off the bat. I don't think Jesus wants the masses on drugs, but the severely ill and disabled probably need...something, even if what's being offered are almost all palliatives.

but relatively few psychiatrists actually work with the severely ill, at least in the US. its more...maybe do a couple years working in a clinic, then private practice. or start out in private practice, and then go to a higher level of private practice, with no insurance, self pay only, extra $$$ per session for their versions of talk therapy, etc.

ugh. and then varies, across the US. in my general area, the approach has been fewer hospitals, fewer people put in the hospitals, shorter duration of treatment in the hospitals (except for "trouble makers," of those was in the news recently), and then never ending, often less than voluntary treatment "in the community." ugh.

so...I do think that psychiatry and Christianity are not exactly on the same wave length, especially the sort of psychiatry I see around me. People with funds and access to resources can get into a private hospital, go to a private shrink, get less dangerous, less noxious treatment. and then...

I volunteered at a non profit for a little while. homeless people were frequent visitors. a lot of them, it seems, were on the long acting antipsychotic injections, mostly Haldol and I think the clinics were still using Prolixin, too. it was...disturbing...

more than once, someone would tremble and shake, in an EPS from an old drug way...and someone would pull out a Cogentin or whatever they use now to counteract it.

Christians who believe and have the time, money, and inclination do help people here locally. Some groups are even starting mini-communities for homeless people to live in, get healthcare, mental health care, and reintegrate into society. and then there's psychiatry...

which just injects people and gives them adverse effect pills and moves on to the next person. awesome.




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