The Politics of Psychiatry

Just like in politics, there are, in the world of psychiatry, liberals and conservatives. Liberal psychiatrists, like those at the APA (American Psychiatric Association), believe that, if we eliminated all rules, we would end all feelings of guilt and anxiety. However, that has been disproved countless times in history in that societies that did eliminate all rules did not eliminate all feelings of guilt and anxiety. In fact, the feelings of guilt and anxiety increased.

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