Speaking To A Wider Audience About The Positive Contributions Of Psychiatry
The contemporary world is a complex and stressful place. Most people at some or the other point in their lives stand to benefit by psychiatry. There is however a very disturbing trend.
The contemporary world is a complex and stressful place. Most people at some or the other point in their lives stand to benefit by psychiatry. There is however a very disturbing trend. Psychiatry arguably is the most criticized, scrutinized, stigmatized and even downright dismissed branch of medicine. There are also widespread misconceptions about the therapeutic practices and tools, for example the Electroconvulsive therapies, which while considered life saving in specific situations in the realm of psychiatry, is looked upon as barbaric in rest of the world. It is in no way helped by the grossly inaccurate depictions in popular films and media.
While people may flaunt their utilization of cutting edge developments in healthcare, they tend to shy away from acknowledging same with psychiatry. And this trend is present in not just the common public but astonishingly, a large number of health care professionals also harbor several misconceptions and biases against psychiatry.
It is thus necessary for both, the clients (service users) and the service providers to speak up against these fallacies. It is highly crucial that the positive aspects and contributions of psychiatry be conveyed to masses at large.