There is a critical shortage of acute mental health services
throughout the nation
that is making it increasingly difficult for people who don't meet standards for "imminent danger" to receive adequate care.
Barring a dramatic change in the systems that provide care, what alternatives are there for seriously mentally ill people? Incarceration has often become a form of care provision
, but behavioral courts are an emerging alternative
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Chicken Soup for the soulless?
Is Psychology screwing us all up? From messing up the civil rights movement
, medicalizing grief
, inventing faux illnesses and treating them
, planting false memories
, to diagnosing 25% of the United States with PTSD
on October 11th, the industry/profession of psychology and its drug prescribing cousin psychiatry seem to be both the sloppiest and most ethically bankrupt scientific field. Is a diet of steady chicken soup for the soul actually toxic?