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megimoo
12-18-2008, 09:38 PM
Is Psychiatry a fake science?The Thud Experiment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnt6OQ4WaY0

FlaGator
12-19-2008, 08:20 AM
I don't put stock in videos with misspellings in the text. Kind of zaps the credibility right out of them.

Gingersnap
12-19-2008, 12:51 PM
R. D. Laing meant well but he ultimately bears a good deal of responsibility for all the crazy people living in doorways who talk to themselves. His view of mental illness as a sane reaction to an insane society fueled the Nut Liberation movement that eventually emptied the state facilities.

That said, the idea that there is "normal" over here and damaged or crazy over there is certainly wrong. While a few people have disorders that severely impair functioning, most people are just sporadically nuts. Life runs along a spectrum of ups and downs and people use coping mechanisms that are both good and bad to deal with it.

I know way too many people who buy into this ideal "normal" idea and they are forever tweaking chemicals to achieve it. Worse yet, they avoid normal coping skills like grief or boredom because they no longer believe that unpleasant emotions are a part of "normal" life.