Do we have psychiatry on wild roads?


From Mad in Norway: A doctor specializing in psychiatry says that many mental illnesses are chronic, and you can die from them. What support in the research does the doctor refer to, and what does it do to people to receive such a message? The doctor’s lack of curiosity about whether the disorders may be drug-induced reveals a lack of reflection. Such programs are important as public information, but the journalists should also expose psychiatry’s lack of focus on people’s lives. The impression is created that you have to get more of what doesn’t work. This is probably psychiatry’s real challenge – that the medical model generates more of the same, without missing results arousing particular curiosity.

Read the original article here and the English translation here