The United States’ Mental Health System’s Medical Recommendations and Natural Healing Strategies

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  1. Kari Sims

    Kari Sims Member

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    According to the most current studies that the medical and psychological industries have to this day, what are the best strategies for attaining good mental health? Medication for depression, anxiety, abnormal sleep patterns and social problems can range from Seroquel and Vraylar to Prozac, Effexor and Fluvaxomine. People in third world countries often do not have the money or resources to attain these medications when they are suffering severe trauma from certain circumstances. When the United States’ mental health care system recommends prescription pills for mood problems and lifestyle difficulties, is it better to try to talk through the patient’s problem and find the short and long term issues that need to be changed in order to naturally heal, form a healthy lifestyle and support system and avoid medications? How are similar health problems handled when people are in places without the resources or money they need in order to heal? Is there a benefit to taking prescription medications? What are the best strategies that are used to heal trauma and certain lifestyle issues?

    A schedule and plan to recover from trauma, mental disorders and social distortion may include a healthy diet, exercise, support groups and healthy relationships. Does the past, memories and unhealthy relationships or dieting prevent a patient from fixing his or her life naturally, without prescribed medications? Psychiatry and psychology can be offered by certified doctors, but maybe natural relationships, spiritual and conversational healing can be beneficial in the long-run and can teach individuals long-term solutions to past problems.
     
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    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Most of these medications are not very effective. (Or only moderately effective, in limited ways, in very specific circumstances)

    The pharmaceutical industry is, in many respects, like one giant scam.

    The brain is far more complex than many other things, and in the vast majority of disorders it is not so such a practical thing for current research to be able to come up with solutions.

    Most of the pharmaceutical industry's revenue comes from false or unwarranted hope. Sick people are desperate and willing to pay money for anything they believe may be a solution, even when it may not be such an unambiguous thing how much the pharmaceuticals actually help.

    If the pharmaceutical industry was run by government and entirely not-for-profit, with those making the decisions not under financial incentives, I'm pretty sure pharmaceutical sales wouldn't even be 10% of what they are now.
    (And I mean assuming all the decision-makers made completely informed rational decisions, down to the professionals prescribing it)
     
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    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    American society & culture is always looking for "a magic pill". And that's true in other situations besides this one.
    Just look at the weight loss industry. Americans tend to have a desire for instant satisfaction and not actually having to make any difficult changes, they're busy and would rather just pay some money for somebody else to speedily solve their problem.

    That is something that's very much worth bearing in mind here.

    Talk therapy can solve many categories of issues, but the reality is there are also many issues that simply don't have a good standard solution.

    What I mean is it's not simply a question of one or the other, but in a very large number of situations neither really works, and neither will be likely to work for that specific problem.

    Spiritual and holistic is certainly another dimension. Probably not less effective than the other two, in most cases.
     
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    Dear @Kari Sims
    I would include medical research and development in
    Spiritual Healing based on forgiveness to improve health and recovery rates and
    also GENERATIONAL healing, deliverance and exorcism to diagnose and cure
    both mental and physical ills and especially criminal disorders and dangerous addictions.
    www.christianhealingmin.org
    www.healingisyours.com
    "Glimpses of the Devil" by Scott Peck also covers cases where
    Schizophrenic patients responded positively to deliverance and exorcism therapy,
    following patterns of recovery in stages that Dr. Peck found were consistent
    enough to meet normal standards of science and medicine used by the psychiatric
    profession to quantify and measure symptoms and progress in patients.

    If more such treatment were researched and developed, so as to lead to
    regular treatment and cure of severe mental and criminal illness, this would
    revolutionize the mental health and criminal justice systems by converting to
    medical models of early diagnosis and cure for preventing crime and abuse,
    thus cutting down on costs of incarceration and capital cases, and free up
    millions if not billions in resources to pay for medical education and health care
    instead of wasting govt and taxpayer resources on failed mental health and prison systems.
     

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