posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 02:43 AM
Originally posted by indigothefish
One of the things worth mentioning, not so much in response to what you have said but rather in conjunction - is that nutritional deficiencies can be
sampled from the patient, observed in a lab/hospital setting and then 'medicated' for ( tell them to 'eat more this' or to buy certain vitamin
supplement etc ), but the point is that MEDICINE IS A SCIENCE. Psychiatry is not a science, I would urge anyone to walk into a psychiatrists doors
someday to test this: Psychiatrists prescribe based on what the patient describes their symptoms to be. There is no blood test, no Xray, no
No, I am afraid you are mistaken. You may be thinking of Psychology?
Typically when you go to a psychiatrist, they do not spend much time in "talk therapy", their first gesture is blood testing, generally. Taken from
Wikipedia (only because it is worded better than I can do)-
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various
affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities
The problem that sometimes causes disagreement and controversy between different types of mental health professionals (psychiatrists,
psychotherapists, psychologists...) is that though you can find a person with depression has certain chemical imbalances, that doesn't indicate
whether the depression is caused by the chemical imbalance, or whether the chemical imbalance is caused by the depression!
So a common objection to the medical treatment is- you can get rid of the symptoms with medicine, but then the person remains dependant upon the
medication, because the source or cause of the problem is not dealt with.
Where verbal expression and some therapeutic exercises are the common proposed "treatment for cause" in the US, what I found interesting in France is
that what is proposed is very down to earth changes- "find a different job, move to a different environment, get a divorce, take up a sport..."
How many people end up taking antidepressants, or stuffing themselves with vitamins and spending hours a day at the gym because they are in an unhappy
marriage, or a job that is not right for them?
edit on 8-4-2013 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)