I read an article on Dr. Mercola’s site that really made me angry! It didn’t make me angry because I didn’t agree with him – I did. It made me angry because I see this trend in our country to take normal emotional or life experiences and make them into “syndromes” or “illnesses” so that a doctor can prescribe a drug to resolve it.
One that has just recently been called a psychiatric illness is grief. Really??? We have all experienced grief in one form or another in our lives. Whether the loss of a loved one to death or divorce or loss of a relationship, home or job – we all experience loss. Calling the normal, natural emotions that result an “illness” is, in my opinion, ridiculous.
God created us to be feeling, human beings. The Bible shows in numerous verses that Jesus expressed emotions. He built them into us and they are not bad, wrong or unnatural. They are part of our soul for a reason.
The article goes on to list some other activities that could soon be considered “mental illnesses” or psychiatric diseases. You’ll probably get a kick out of those. I did.
You know what I think about this.
What do you think?