Originally Posted by Bob Sheed
Here's the thing, and I hope this doesn't upset anyone, but if you are paying attention then maybe you should be upset...
That's all we want to do anymore is address the symptoms, instead of the root causes.
Example: Let's say you live in very very dry conditions. And because of this, you get dandruff and dry skin in general. So you go to the doctor. And what do they do? Prescribe anti-dandruff shampoo with whatever chemicals in it, and some dry skin medication, with whatever chemicals in it. Side Effects include blah blah blah, but don't worry, they have meds to alleviate those side effects too.
When what you really needed was to change your environment to one that is more humid. But instead you are told, "I'm sorry but you are going to have to be on dandruff medication your entire life."
And why? Because it's way more profitable to tell you you need a lifetime of medication than it is to tell you to change your environment.
Don't get me wrong, some people need to be on serious medication. But the whole "I can't concentrate in school, so put me on drugs for the rest of my life" is freaking ridiculous.
Maybe little Timmy can't concentrate in school because he isn't challenged. Or maybe he is over challenged. Or maybe formal education isn't his thing. Some people simply are not wired for it. But let's not take the time to figure it out. Little Timmy is not falling in line like the others so lets just pour drugs on Little Timmy until he does.
Raisor, I don't wish to diminish what you have been through, and how far you have come. But I can't help but wonder if every avenue of treatment was exhausted before the decision was made to commit to a lifetime of medication.
Someone tries to kill themselves. Were there any factors that may have been driving this? Something as major as being abused, to as minor as not eating properly...it all affects mood and chemical balance. But again, there is no money in that kind of treatment. Nah...let's just put him on a drug that he can't ever get off of.
It's sad really. The answer to every problem these days is a pill. Sad and scary.
Unless you are the 1% of people that really needs to be on serious medication, then you have probably been duped by Big Pharm into a lifetime commitment to their "medication."
I agree 1000%
Nobody wants to look at the causes, bc that usually involves two words most people hate - lifestyle changes
Rather keep eating McDonalds, eating processed food, consuming sugar and artificially sweetened sodas, drinking cow milk, and eating animals chock full of antibiotics, steroids, and other drugs and chemicals, and sitting on the couch watching tv (or surfing the Internet) - and taking a pill to offset "symptoms" of these choices, versus educating themselves on how to eat healthy and working out.
Rather be a victim of their "genetics" rather than take personal responsibility for their health and wellness.
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