Most people don't understand that psychiatry is not based on science but on theories that are never proven in any accepted scientific manner. Their theories cannot be proven in any literal way. It's all just in their heads. Seriously.
And in our twisted system of law (it's a 'lawyer system', not a legal system), psychiatrists are paid obscene sums to opine on anything without a single shred of evidence except "their opinion". They are hired guns for the law courts, and for the pharmaceutical companies, virtually all of them.
Stay far away from these pretenders and parasites, and before you take "grandma" to the shrink because she's "losing her marbles", check to see what drugs her doctor has been pushing... ahh, I mean prescribing, for her. It might just be that the drugs are responsible for memory loss, confusion, dulled thinking, hallucinations, and a whole lot of other very undesirable things, including death.
These days psychiatrists are making out like bandits declaring seniors incapable and helping the government to take over their assets. These can be, and often are, the very same doctors who are prescribing these meds. They'll never even consider (or admit) that a drug's side effects could be causing the mental meltdown of a person. Beware.
Information is power they say. So before anyone of any age takes any drug that a doctor prescribes (or gives you from the samples from his/her desk drawer left by drug salespeople), educate yourself. Don't buy the pap being shoved at the public by govts or by the mainstream media, do some research yourself and use your noggin.
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