posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 08:33 PM
I would like to open by offering an opinion I have regarding the mood and suicide rates among US soldiers, although I may be wrong about my ideas. I
think that the in previous wars, where there was an enemy with an army to fight against, things were a bit different. The fact that the troops
overseas are not really fighting a worthy adversary, an army, and do not know who their enemies are, really adds to the stress level and potential
psychiatric disorders. Like I said, I may be wrong, but it seems to me that this may have something to do with it. It is interesting that the same
thing happened to a degree with those who fought in Vietnam.
You had many encounters that were not against an actual army, but against guerilla fighters, and you did not necessarily know who your enemy was. I
think this type of warfare has a lot to do with the psychiatric problems developed by soldiers and marines. I am not certain that these disorders or
problems were experienced during and after all past wars, and if my idea is correct, this should not be the case.
Another large part of the problem may have to do with the willingness of doctors to think that any psychiatric problem requires medication. They do
not even know how these medicines work for the most part, and the companies making the drugs are mainly concerned with profits. Or are too concerned
with profits, and are willing to let the public take the brunt of the downsides. I really do not think they truly think their products are helping
people. Personally I have a feeling that most psychiatric disorders, although not all, are caused by conflicts in the subconscious and conscious mind.
I also adamantly believe that these problems can be solved through psychiatric therapy, without the use of drugs. But there are too many psychiatrists
who do not truly do what they should, and even if they use this kind of therapy they still prescribe drugs that they should not be prescribing.
They prescribe drugs because they suck at their jobs. They should be able to help these patients without medicating them in most instances. If you
look back through cases of really good psychiatrists from decades ago, before mind altering drugs were being handed out like candy, you will find that
people were truly being helped because the doctors understood the origin of the problem. My personal favorite psychiatrist from these days was a man
named Scott Peck. He has written some great books on mental health as well, but like I said, this was before the racket of the pharmaceutical