Psychiatry is curing the problem it created.This is just one more example of human behavior being pathologized and thereby needing treatment. The now defunct diagnoses of Onanism, homosexuality, drapetomania and hysteria are all evidence that mental illness is subjective, influenced by conventional medicine and popular opinion. We favour changing the person to suit the environment as opposed to the inverse. What I know more and more is that we are still in our psychiatric infancy, and the definition and treatment of crazy is dangerously imperfect.
This woman is one of my favorite friends I’ve never met from the blogging community. She’s one of the many everyday heroines I’ve had the privilege to meet and connect with.