How to Be a Psychiatrist, 9 Years Education in 9 Minutes

A new video from Daniel Mackler, who writes: “I actually believe that it is possible to educate someone very quickly to be a relatively functional, run-of-the-mill psychiatrist. This video points out how such an education might unfold, including unscientific diagnoses, massive overuse of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs, and general lack of ethics in the field, and sometimes downright fraud. Also, if what I’ve said seems too farfetched, check this out: Rosenhan experiment.”


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