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Right, antidepressants are prescribed for everything under the sun.  There really has developed a culture in healthcare where the sick person is treated as a nuisance, told that they just aren't taking a positive attitude.  Ack.

But also look at the whole Oprah, self-help fad.  Dr. Phil is the worst.  Maybe they think they are being empowering, but I don't care if you are living in poverty, lost you kids in a freak car wreck, or are a victim of incest, absolutely everthing is treated like a problem that is just a weakness of the person suffering, that can just be solved by keeping a journal, redecorating, finding your dreams, getting a new house, and just deciding to be happy.  I am sorry, it is sick.  

Everyone who has a bad day is diagnosed with depression, a medical ailment, a brain disorder.  God forbid anyone be unhappy.  If you are unhappy, you are malfunctioning and must be fixed.  Obviously, sometimes this is the case, but sometimes it's ok to be unhappy.  It's even healthy.  


Is this happenning in Europe?  The mass drugging and arts&craftsing of society in order to eradicate

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 04:43:24 PM EST
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