**ETA** I am licensed,I am working on my BS at Berkley. I DO NOT practice at this time as I am working with a professor in the psychiatric reform research field.I DO believe some mental illnesses are valid but used the title to get responses.(which worked!)Because it is my hope that my patients find a permanent fix for their problems, My patients in the past and future will not get an easy diagnosis from either myself or my colleagues that I work closely with.
Bipolar,add,adhd,depression ppd....the list goes on.I'm a certified psychotherapist.I went to school for many years because I want to more understand the human mind. In about 90 percent of the cases I have work on,the person needs to toughen up and stop acting stupid.People are so messed up these days because they are brought up believing they deserve a happy stress free life with out working for it! Poor bobby doesn't want to set still and pay attention in class....it's ok Bobby,we'll call it ADD so you can continue to disturb the whole class and make the teachers job so much harder. BUT no one can say anything because now you have a diagnosis! That lady that killed her kids? Instead of death row or life in prison,she gets 4 years in a cushy mental hospital because her last pregnancy resulted in PPD! I'm just so sick of today's society ways of fixing things. "lets not fix them,lets label them,drug them and send them on their merry way!" We need to start telling our children guess what dear,life is not fair,you hardly ever get what you want and you still have no choice but to live like a normal person,and stop feeling sorry for yourself! js