Let’s make you as anxious as possible, then pump you full of drugs so you won’t feel anything.
Would that make sense if you’re trying to cure a sore throat?
Or a blocked artery?
Or a broken leg?
Alright, then why is that an ok way for you to deal with a mental hurdle?
Why is it acceptable to make you even more afraid of the world (or yourself) than you already are, give you medicines to make you numb, and then proclaim that you are cured?
Most professionals only touch the surface of the actual thought processes that drive mental problems. Few will have the desire to help you correct or eliminate them. Because there’s not enough money in it.
Yup, you read that right. It is more profitable for most professionals to have you suffer and take drugs to make yourself feel kind of better than it is to actually cure you.
Keeping you sick makes you come back.
People who are sick need multiple therapy sessions. It will be hard, if not impossible, for you to successfully keep your symptoms at bay unless their cause is going to be treated. This is good news for psychologists, who get to keep collecting paychecks from you.
Keeping you medicated is good for psychiatrists.
Drug companies give out all sorts of reimbursements. Your dollars for a prescription you’re told you can’t go off of are paid not only to the drug company but also to your psychiatrist. If you need a second pill to negate the side effects of the first one (like suicidal thoughts or actions!), such the better. (Plus, you will need to return to the psychiatrist for check ups every so often. Win win!)
Hypnosis is relatively cheap.
Dirt cheap, if you find a master hypnotist to see. Someone like that will give you suggestions that will wean you off of therapy. Those ideas will be more effective and less harmful than any chemical. Without insurance reimbursement for hypnotherapy, it will be more expensive at first. You will improve for years beyond the time you spend on your bed.
Are you taking medicine for a mental (affiliate link) or nervous disorder, are still in pain, and wish you had a way to live, rather than just exist? Tell me about it in a reply.
This post is the first in a three part series about how to thrive in a world that’s trying to kill you. Come back next week to learn how to resist the pressures of modern life that are trying to drain you.