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Well, you certainly have painted a pretty picture based entirely on the psychiatric propaganda you appear to have swallowed whole without even chewing, let alone digesting it.
Otherwise healthy? Diagnosed mentally ill people die 25 YEARS EARLIER on the average than those who don't receive this helpful "treatment." Certainly, there are other factors, but death by medication side effects, including induced suicidality, is a big part of this figure. Even if that were not the case, dying 25 years earlier does NOT reflect a healthy population. But I am sure you can find a way to blame this on their "mental illness."
As to the "properly medicated" being able to live productive lives in society, you need to read Whitaker's book. A schizophrenic-diagnosed person in 1950 had about a 12 times greater chance of living a producitve life in society, as in work, education, family, etc., than does one so diagnosed today. The drugs are not only not the cure to people living under bridges, they may in many cases be a big part of the cause.
Medications don't create "harmonious brain chemistry." If you bothered to read ANY research on the subject, you will find this has been known for many, many years. Medications cause extreme DISTURBANCES in brain chemistry, which the brain battles to adjust to in various ways, some of which appear to be therapeutic (at least in the short term), and some of which are clearly incrediby destructive (such as diabetes and Tardive Dyskinesia).
So believe the propaganda if you want. But don't expect any intelligent and informed person to go along with you. Most psychiatrists would even disagree with your rosy picture of mental health treatment. I would strongly suggest you at least read "Anatomy of an Epidemic" before you post on this subject again.
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