Mind to Take a Pill? The Psychiatric Hoax
The basis of our lifestyle is based on mutual trust. We have faith that our government will do its best to improve the country’s economy, the standard of living of its citizens, and national unity. The same goes with our health care system. We have partial if not complete faith in the doctors, medical assistants and surgeons running the hospitals. However, numerous circumstances and situations have shown us that we all make mistakes, and that even though doctors have our best intentions at heart, they are still human. No human is perfect, so it simply wouldn’t make sense to state that a psychiatrist is always right, a judicial court official never condemned an innocent man, or that pharmaceutical companies don’t wish to increase their annual revenues. Pharmaceutical companies are before anything else a corporation. A corporation is there to make a profit, to increase its annual revenues and please its shareholders. However, to improve the company’s efficiency and prosperity, additional medication and medical supplies have to be sold. Several different types of advertisements are aired on national and international television stations boasting the “miraculous” properties of medications. It’s a fact pills don’t cure anything; the most they can do is attenuate the symptoms. The same goes for other types of medications. The body’s immune system and defence mechanism is the one actually battling against the disease. So why do we take pills again? It’s quite simple. Doctors prescribe them, pharmacists deliver the merchandise, the customers purchase the product, and the pharmaceutical companies make a profit. It’s a running industry that has been prospering for decades now. Nevertheless, is the population’s best interest still their first priority? Ritalin, a popular medication prescribed for kids diagnosed with ADHD, is an extremely addictive drug belonging to the amphetamine family. So what exactly is ADHD? (4)
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