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Old Today, 01:56 PM
 
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Psychiatrists are as legitimate as chiropractors, homeopaths, and African shamen. Being a real doctor mean having actual medical skills, which psychiatrists don’t. Their discipline is a modern pseudoscience, something that could only take hold and become widely accepted in an insane society. While other disciplines were advancing with genetics and biochemistry, in psychiatry, creepy academics and bureaucrats with deep ties to the FDA-regulated drug industry sat around on committees and voted the illnesses they would treat into existence. They made up fancy, sciency-sounding buzzwords like “chemical imbalance” to explain these phenomena, completely invisible and undetectable to anyone but themselves. They cherry-picked research that showed their methods “worked” (by arbitrary, subjective standards), pushed drugs that blatantly don’t work on millions of people, and to this day refuse to admit their mistakes.
If you can practice independently and are considered a legitimate "provider" by definition from insurance companies (in that they'll pay a claim if you submit one), you are a "doctor" or equivalent.

There is the same kerfuffle over whether the term "engineer" should be reserved for people holding a P. E. - I say absolutely not. That's precisely why you have the designation P. E. to distinguish that.

Now, if we're going to talk about the prescribing part, I'll entertain you there. Some drugs are nearly immediately effective, where some prescribed treatments rely on a "build up" time in your system. Too often, side effects are worse than what you're treating, and the patient ends up non-compliant and stopping visits.

I think such patients worse off with drugs should be referred to session therapy vs. prescribed treatment.

 
Old Today, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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"Chemical imbalance" sound bite was create by the pharmaceutical industry to "sell" drugs to doctors. There are many articles online, some scholarly.
Well....all the heretofore suicidal people who are still around thanks to those drugs don't give a hoot if you want to call it a "chemical imbalance" or by any other name.
 
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