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Posted by Christ_empowered on October 20, 2012, at 8:48:27

In reply to Re: Antipsychiatry? Phil, posted by phillipa on October 19, 2012, at 23:56:21

I think psychiatric meds can help severe problems. You can control hallucinations, agitation, mania, sometimes help severe depression, sedate severe anxiety away...

...but I don't think you necessarily need a shrink to do it. 1% of the population will be affected by schizophrenia. .5% bipolar I. A somewhat larger percentage psychotic depression. How many shrinks do we need, if we restrict treatment to the severely ill?

Dr.Szasz--may he RIP--made some good points about psychiatry. Then again, he also made his living as a psychoanalyst and critic of psychiatry. For me, as a patient, I'd much rather see a family doc than a shrink any day of the week.




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