A humane alternative to mental health treatment
The popular idea that mental disorder is a matter of brain or mind dysfunction is false. There are no chemical imbalances, genetic anomalies, or other physiological problems in the human body that account for mental disorder. Neither are there defects of mind functioning that account for these problems.
Instead, the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorder is actually based on moral judgments, not medical ones. They were derived from decades of conference room discussions among mental health professionals about whether you are experiencing life and behaving in ways those professionals deem "inappropriate." They have little to do with medical science.
I offer an alternative.
Classifying thoughts, feelings and behaviors as diseases is a logical and semantic error.... - Thomas Szasz, M.D.
Emotional distress and problem behaviors are natural, expected, and understandable responses to the very real and meaningful difficulties in living your life. With effort, you can change those responses for your benefit.