Originally posted by michaelmcclen
Ill churp in as being on someone thats main job is psychology.
Psychology is competly diffrent than psychiatry. We work at finding the source of problems, not masking it up with med's. How can you cure someone
thats high on medication all the time. You cant psychiatry is a fraud.
Where as psychology is more passive, we like to sit back relax and talk one on one about issues or just watching how the world works around. We watch
how emotions and interactions shape the world.
Also people that visit psychologists are their under free will and there for their own agenda not ours. We dont pass you off with medication and
repeat scession that are designed to make as much money out of a little issue.
edit on 1-6-2011 by michaelmcclen because: grammar
I also was a student in a graduate level psychology program, and to my knowledge what you are saying is only partially true, but this only began to
occur within the past few years.
First and foremost, the laws governing the behavior of therapists, clinical or counseling psychologists vary from state to state, but in my state of
It is a breach of ethics to treat someone who obviously needs to be medicated while they are knowingly un-medicated.
This is why psychologists and psychiatrists work hand in hand most times.
We most definitely learned how to diagnose all 5 axes in school and we learned the applicable medication as well, but until very recently
psychologists were not allowed to prescribe medication.
This has changed due to the sheer number of people who supposedly need to be medicated versus the number of psychiatrists able to prescribe meds.
Granted, this varies from state to state as I have said, but psychologists are able to prescribe limited mental health medication in some states
depending on the number of available psychiatrists.
While in theory, you are correct, the reality is that the lines are becoming increasingly blurred.
The same can be said for the differences between counseling and clinical psychologists.
Classically, counseling psychologists deal with the average Joe or Jane who experience life problems.
Clinical psychologists, however, deal with individuals who are considered to be seriously disturbed showing the signs of pathologies that cause a
complete interference in life, both with themself and/or others.
This difference is reflected in the entrance qualifications into each respective graduate program.
Entrance into a clinical program is must more difficult and competitive that a counseling program.
But this distinction has become increasingly blurred.
Now... concerning the OP.
Any psychologist OR psychiatrist worth their salt would, IN NO WAY, find someone mentally disturbed due to political beliefs.
The only diagnosis that I could even imagine would apply to this gentleman is schizoid disorder subtype paranoid or schizophreniform disorder.
However religious or political beliefs are not considered to be qualifying symptoms for ANY diagnosis.
Whomever is diagnosing this individual must be in on the game, and, in my opinion, should lose their license to practice and be jailed.
Misdiagnosis is a HUGE problem in the psychiatric community, but this would qualify as beyond a misdiagnosis.
This is a blatantly purposeful misdiagnosis solely for political means.
The entire psychiatric community of the Netherlands should protest as well.
Travesty of justice does not even come close to describing this situation.
All my best to the Free Man.
edit on 6/1/2011 by Josephus23 because: (no reason given)