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You are the boss of your health, and know yourself better than anyone. If you have a problem with your doctor, let them know, and find a new one. Your health care is your business, so fire your Dr if he isn't good enough, and find one who is.
this DSM thing is just a way for a professional group to seem more knowedgeable and expert than they are. You can't just lump people into predesigned categories.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
34%? Just to add something to this.... When I was in school in the 80's, the Nurse's office had a plastic tub .... a small one...with controlled substance type meds for students. When I was at my Son's school earlier this year to drop something off, I had to see the nurse for some issues as well. The Nurse in HIS school has a stand up, full size Mechanics chest like the red Snap-On chests you see in a well appointed car shop. It's full...every tray from top to bottom...with controlled substance meds for the kids at the school.
t’s official: Asperger’s Syndrome has been dropped from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) which contains the diagnostic criteria for psychiatric disorders and is often called the “bible of psychiatry.” When DSM-V (the next edition of the influential manual) appears in 2013, it will no longer list Asperger’s as a distinct condition, but describe its symptoms under the newly created “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD). Read more: www.care2.com...
Is not the goal of psychiatry to help people adjust to the world they live in? What if the world they live in is corrupt and people succeed by using unethical behaviors? That is pretty much the situation we find ourselves in today.
yep, and those pharmaceutical perks really help pay off that hundred thousand dollars too
Originally posted by Wertdagf
reply to post by PatrickGarrow17
That list was eveloped in the think smell of fear.
Almost all people need to be stabalized with medication first.... then you can get close and start ironing out the details. I think your looking at this from the wrong end. These people are mothers and fathers... they are there to help you... they spent potentialy a hundred thousand dollars to end up in a profession where they watch the worse case senarios everyday.
edit on 8-12-2012 by Wertdagf because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by tgidkp
reply to post by tetra50
do you know the scene in "2001: a space oddessey", at the beginning, with the monkeys?
they really are a terrified bunch and although they do not speak words, it is perfectly clear that their collective sanity is held together by a fragile web of self-affirming social rituals. they come in contact with the "great and terrible" monolith, and......
.....fastforward to "the future". the monolith still exists, and an enormous social structure has been erected by "professionals" whom check and verify one another's "credentials", just to speak about, view, and gain knowledge the monolith. and despite their professional stature, their response to the monolith is the same as the monkey's:
terror and awe of an ineffable nature.
my point is this: sanity is ONLY self affirmed. every single moment of your life is lived on the very edge of the unknown. the DSM-5, and other credentialing institutions such as religion, are a weak scaffolding in an attempt to "declare" a foundation upon which to build society.
but IF our own professionals, right here in this thread, were come to face the monolith, I assure you that they too would revert to terrified monkeys.
mental health care professional?! pffffffft.