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Old School nailed it » OldSchool

Posted by manowar on January 9, 2002, at 20:18:48

In reply to Re: WHY are we all so 'chemically challenged'?, posted by OldSchool on January 6, 2002, at 13:07:21

> The psychiatrists dont really know whats wrong with us. The whole problem here is we suffer from serious brain based illnesses, which are in fact neurological problems basically. But instead are oftentimes treated like mere "emotional" problems by the mental health field. Its BS.
> Until the mental health field is formally handed over the Neurology field lock, stock and barrel someday, we "mental patients" will continue to be treated like second class citizens.
> Old School

I agree with you. The problem is that too many politicians and citizens have an 'old school' view concerning mental health (sorry for the pun). Let's face it; I would venture to say that 75-90 percent of healthy Americans view most-if not all- mental health problems as 'psychological'. --Thanks Freud

The mental health parity measure in Congress failed--why? Ignorance! Until the American people are educated that mental health is not simply a 'psychological' problem or even a problem with 'a chemical imbalance in the brain', we'll continue to see millions and millions of people suffer and die because of this illness.

For the most part, I think depressions are neurologically based. I'll never understand why doctors continue to scan people's kidneys, livers, hearts, lungs, bones etc. and it practically takes an act of Congress to get a brain scan. Please tell me why this is? The human brain is the most complex organ in the known Universe, yet unless someone has a stroke, a Neurologist won't even consider a brain scan for someone with major depression.

Most Psychiatrists don't seem to give a damn, and seem to be more like drug doctors. "Uh-let's see-you tried this-this and this, well let's try you on this--yea, here's a free trial to last you for a week". THEY'VE GOTTEN LAZY! (and fat too, from all the free dinners they get from drug reps.) I think most of them have sold out to drug reps that have them convinced that people that have depression have 'chemical imbalances in the brain'. –Like our brain is just a big sack of chemicals. B-S! It's not that simple.

Psychiatry and Neurology (and Psychology for that matter) seem to overlap, yet the disciplines seem to have their own agendas and don't seem to work at all at joining forces.

Someday I think Psychiatry and Neurology will merge. But it won't be anytime soon, that's for sure.




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