But as I have also written that I find much of this utter bullshit and the fact that mental health is so overlooked and often run by nut jobs themselves it makes this quest an almost impossible one to find the trees for the forest for what is legitimate medical and psychological research and information.
We clearly need a nationalized health code that includes mental health as a part of the program. The idea that medicating someone to garner compliance and ease of control is clearly not working. The medicine is only good if used appropriately and within reason. But we love drugs in this country especially the ones Doctors give us.
Understanding mental health is complex and time consuming and therefore costly. I find that few Therapists actually ask questions as that would require them to listen and then to listen is to actually have to ironically analyze and collaborate with you and others to determine the best course of action for what ails you. Regular Physicians are on the drive through program so how would therapy be much different. At the end of a day to make it work in the current economic climate a Therapist would have to see at least 10 patients a day. Ten people with ten different ailments, emotional or otherwise that may require the same commitment and time, I don't think so. So you get the one size fits all diagnosis. "Depression" "Anxiety" "Bipolar' or whatever hot new trendy disorder is on the Big Pharm lists and Voila! you will fit that quite nicely thankyouverymuch NEXT!
Below is an article that is discussing the current model of Psychoanalysis and what it means to have a "personality disorder." Frankly I could save time by saying if you aren't like your therapist in any way shape or form you will have something wrong. We tend to identify ourselves in relation to others and if you think Therapists are any different then you have a personality disorder! But also it falls under the nemesis of insurance. Whatever is covered by a plan the higher the likelihood that will be the disorder your medical "code" will fall under. At times you are simply diagnosed by codes that can ensure the highest premium return. Shocking, I know.
Not to utterly condemn the field as I think it has a purpose but like their brothers in the Medical Industrial Complex they are utterly adrift in bullshit frankly and after awhile bullshit smells. But they could always get a low paid home health care worker to clean it.