Re: We're Not Candy
AND then there was my ex-wife, suffering from depression, who went to see a therapist and he said, "Before I even talk to you, you have to be on meds." (I forget which one, just that it was an anti-depressant)
I come from a family that's half-medical and I despise irresponsible doctors who give people things that, in fact, can permanently change their brain chemistry so irresponsibly, just because insurance encourages them to. Additionally, in Charleston, where I grew up, I knew so many people in HS who got dosed with lithium just because they were a bit of trouble with their parents. One girl in particular whose real problem was post-rape trauma. But talk therapy--tsk, too slow. Just give her these pills and she'll shut up.
And after she took them, there were only two real changes. One was that she couldn't write poetry anymore. The second was that she got much better at trying to kill herself(which, fortunately, she never succeeded in doing). Thanks, big pharma.