Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Mental Health Industry has ADD

"It is as though the entire mental health profession suffered from its own form of attention deficit disorder.  For example, when the family therapy movement began in the 1960s, Masters and Johnson had just published their books on sexual dysfunction.  For a while every family therapy conference anywhere began to have as its keynote speaker an expert on sexual dysfunction.  Families were going to be made healthy through lack of frustration.  And then, suddenly, the issue receded into the background.  Did everyone suddenly become sexually satisfied?  The focus on sex was replaced for a while by anorexia, then attention deficit disorder, then repressed memory syndrome, and today it is either post-traumatic stress disorder or child abuse.  These issues do not get cured; rather, everyone gets bored because the issue itself is a symptom.  The intensity surrounding it is not due to its own nature but to the fact that it has taken center stage for a while as a focus of societal anxiety." - Friedman, A Failure of Nerve, pp109-110.

Societies which refuse to submit to and acknowledge the Savior and Healer of the world will never find themselves saved or healed.  They will dab around the wound, a little here, a little there, but they will refuse to deal with the true substance of the trauma.

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