“I’ve seen several psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychopharmacologists over the years and honestly they’re all peddling pseudoscience, marketing, and brainwashing.”

This reply actually reads a lot better and a lot saner than your first reply. We can agree that not all medical professionals know what they are talking about and that over-prescribing of prescription drugs is endemic in western society and dangerous.

I have known some medications to have done some good, generally with schizophrenics and Bipolar disorders where the cause is a chemical imbalance in the brain. This can make the psychological effects of these mental illnesses disappear completely, making the sufferers present as completely normal, until they stop taking their meds “because they don’t need them any more.”

I should add that the only medication I am on is Coveram to reduce my high blood pressure. I don’t have a psychiatrist or a psychologist, and if I was to suffer from anxiety or depression, I would talk it over with my wife, a friend or a priest. I certainly wouldn’t pay anyone $300 per hour to listen to my problems: I’m half Scottish, and this waste of money would give me depression!

The Jury is still out on whether Marijuana’s medical benefits outweigh its known effect to destabilise some users mental state, but I’ve seen the negative effects in friends of mine, one of whom committed suicide, and many of whom just went down the “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out” path and turned their backs on the rest of society. People think Marijuana is harmless because it is “natural”, but so is tobacco and hemlock. Not everyone is damaged by smoking dope, but many are. I won’t be convinced that smoking anything is good for you.

Anyway, if you are happy and enjoying life through good diet and yoga, good on you.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

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