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Re: Woods/Jacobs - A Salient But Missing Point

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:13:11 -0400
Archived: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:10:12 -0500
Subject: Re: Woods/Jacobs - A Salient But Missing Point

>From: Gene Steinberg <gene.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:56:57 -0700
>Subject: Re: Woods/Jacobs - A Salient But Missing Point

>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:30:26 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Woods/Jacobs - A Salient But Missing Point

>>Well psychiatry did it for years before it actually became a
>>medical tool. They have been blundering around in people's heads
>>experimentally for over one hundred years.

>>The history of psychiatry is truely frightening.

>I like to simply think that we're all crazy, and be done with it.

>More to the point: Medication for minor emotional issues is a
>scandal of the first order. Surveys show that the most common
>antidepressants only work in extreme cases. For most people,
>counseling and maybe meditation would do as well. At least
>that's what the surveys show, although the drug companies
>probably hope people won't notice when they buy their $300-a-
>month snake oil.

>I'm especially concerned when I hear the side effects in TV ads.
>May result in suicidal tendencies, for instance.

Hi Gene,

You are probably aware of how many kids in school these days are
on Ritalin. Now kids have ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder rather
than being boisterous when I was a kid in school. Kids are
always in therapy these days for problems we just considered
normal back in the day.

I'm sure the psychiatric profession has improved somewhat since
the 1980s; their publicity profile has gotten better on TV after
all. Notice how there's always a quick solution to crime
problems on Law and Order by the shrink on that program. Easy as
pie. Hopefully it has improved since the Stanford Experiment
back in the late 1960s.

One of my jobs years ago was to record the meetings of the Law
Amendments Committee, the final arbiter for laws with public
input before a Bill went back to the house for 2nd and 3rd
reading. Once case was of interest to the psychiatric physicians
at the provincially run Mental Hospital. The physicians wanted
to continue doing lobotomies (see One Flew Over The Coo-Coo's
Nest) claiming that their intentions were good. The Chairman of
Law Amendments told the doctor that the road to hell was paved
with good intentions. "This is my bill and if I ever hear of
another case of one of you guys sticking an icepick into
someone's brain one of my Crown Prosecutors will have you up on
attempted murder charges."

The seven or eight sources (including a GP - and two nurses at
said Provincial Hospital) I rely on never seem to have anything
good to say about psychiatry.

But this is my opinion. I'm not saying that just anyone should
be poking around in someone's head. But since the professionals
have been avoiding the abduction issue like the plague, someone
had to fill the vacuum.

Don Ledger

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