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How effective is psychiatry?

How effective is psychiatry?

With every new mass shooting the politicians and the media recommend that more money be spent on mental health ("Video of deadly Virginia news shooting sends social media shock waves," Aug. 26). But is it money well spent? Have we become effectively socialized to not ask questions when it comes to the success rate of psychiatry? In a number of the mass shootings, we later find out, the shooter was being treated and medicated by a psychiatrist. When the media does ask prying questions of psychiatrists, the interviewers are usually told that psychiatry is not an exact science or that "we are making progress." Such answers effectively serve to stop any more prying...

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