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Overmedication in Psychwards: Its Cure

A hospital psychward demands order.

That's why they're medicated.

Most psychiatric professionals are not in the business of administering therapy in such a setting because working in such a setting only makes them chump change.

Besides most of them know that psychoanalysis usually does not "cure" a patient but merely ensures that he'll be back for more of the same.

Medicating patients in a psychward is more efficient use of resources, and often more humane than the mental hospitals of the past.

Sadly though, the reason why most patients are in a psychward is because nobody actually listens to them and takes care of their needs at home.

Sometimes, a psychward actually has caring professionals to give the minimum of care.

That is because it is difficult to inculcate a caring and compassionate attitude in the profession.

You either have it or you burn out.

For the whole purpose of medication is to avoid burn out, because even a caring professional will be overwhelmed by the horror stories some of the mentally ill have to tell.

If it weren't for the fact that most parents haven't gotten their shit together and take out their unresolved issues on their children, the world would have less rates of mental illness than they currently!

20 percent of people == 1.3 billion worldwide who have a mental illness, which in itself is evidence of child abuse and neglect in their immediate families.

When we learn how to effectively address the risks which lead to abuse and neglect, that'll be when the rates go down.

However, it is the stress of a fast-paced society that breeds mental illness due to ineffective coping skills.

That may be because public education is a fast-paced stream of academics lacking even the basics of teaching kids how to handle stress.

However, I'll bet you teaching them the basics of meditation can and will help to reduce transforming benign schizotypies into mental illness.

And I'll be you too that in nations where the people are obligated to spend five years of Buddhist training (become monks and nuns) before being allowed to become householders probably have lower rates of mental illness than secular nations that manufacture consumers who are first and foremost obligated to become productive members of a fast-paced society, often without giving them a wide range of coping skills to deal with stress.

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