There are a lot of different opinions on psychiatry and I think that it can work in a lot of cases, but it's not an exact science as we still understand so little about the human mind. What I WILL SAY is that I think that doctors these days turn to drugs WAY too often. Don't even get me started on all the children on ADD meds or anti-depressants before they even know what depression is. I'm not saying some people don't need them, but I think that it's become a band-aid solution to life for a lot of people. When did we all become dependent on drugs to feel free of anxiety? When did we become dependent on drugs to feel happy? I agree with you completely on the band-aid comment, it's a way to stop some of the symptoms but doesn't fix a damn thing.
When you find any practice in this world that isn't flawed, let me know.
Is not everything humans do flawed?
No. But people are flawed.
Like other posters have said, all areas of study are flawed. You might have gotten shoddy psychiatric treatment though. It's an area of rapid expansion and many people are quite awful at it, just like there's a millions of poor medical professionals.
I agree, band aids, but sometimes you have to put one on a wound to help heal it. I think talking and alternative measures should be taken first, and it's not for everyone or every situation. I've had about 50/50 experience with them. Like everything in life, it just depends man.
Freud's theory of psycho- sexual development was flawed to begin with. The father of modern psychoanalysis was a perv.
It's true. Doctors are out to make money instead of actually helping the person. In reality, they don't even care.
where humanoids are involved nothing is perfect