Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, psychologists and some counselors don't have magic powers and just magically know what medicine you need and how many sessions you need to take before you are fine.
Originally Posted by Sabishii
In fact I know that the greater majority of them are quacks. That whole 50 minute hour. Who the heck are they trying to fool? Certainly not the autistic sevants that shame Newton's math skills.
On a more serious note. . . I think some therapists are actually good at what they do and that some patients do find it helpful . . . .
And then there are quack therapists and there are untreatable people.
So I guess it's kinda like you pick your poison situation.
Usually in this profession there are certain protocols, procedures and prior knowledge that is used to determine what's wrong with a person (if there is something wrong with a person) and treatment is administered in such a way that for the cost of their treatment they may as well as just off themselves and foot the funeral bill. No joke intended. And this was before Obama's push for health care reform.
In addition to this you are almost always going to have side effects from any treatment recieved that would make a patient a little testy and probably biased towards any other health care professional or facility. (Any anti depressant that leads to erectile dysfunction would probably piss a lot of 20 something males. On the other extreme end of the spectrum you'll find those people that received electric shock therapy and. . . well if they do remember the treatments, they're probably contemplating the death of whoever administered it.)
So I guess this means I believe the majority of these health care professionals are quacks that are really good at getting people to open up and then they follow the protocols that have been drilled into their brains for just about every predicament. . . .
Yes. it is true that there are anti depressants that as a side effect lead to erectile dysfunction. Although I've noticed that the more patented male enhancement drugs being advertised the more 20 somethings there are wandering around suffering with ED. . .
And electric shock therapy is used to treat suicial thoughts and tendencies.
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Protocol for Electric Shock Therapy Treatment
1. Lay subject on a slab of metal that can be flipped by machine
2. Strap subject's head arms, and legs down to hold subject in place
3. Place those little nodes to the head
4. Send several volts of electricity to test subject's body
5. Press the switch that flips the metal table so subject does not choke on vomit
6. Repeat as long as necessary AND for as long as subject can withstand the treatment. (Yes thw two uusally conincide. I'm not sure if that's a coincidence. I'm also not sure if the procedure is still widely used. Although it wouldn't surprise me.)