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Quote of the Day

 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.

Steve Parker, M.D.

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