Science-Based Medicine published a recent post on the state of American Psychiatry and mental illness. It’s well worth a look if you’re interested in such things. Here’s a quote:
“The tally of those who are so disabled by mental disorders that they qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) increased nearly two and a half times between 1987 and 2007—from one in 184 Americans to one in 76.”
Do you believe many mental illnesses are caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain? It’s such a time-saver for the physician to tell the inquiring patient, “You just have a chemical imbalance. This drug will help straighten it out.” Read the post for counter-arguments.