Robert, I only pushed, because he pushed me. I have had no issues with anyone else here, despite not having an identical viewpoint. I don’t appreciate someone attacking me personally. I have no trouble reading between the lines at all with his post to know that that was what he was doing. Anyway, maybe I can take some of the blame – maybe I haven’t been clear enough thus far. But as I have stated, I agree with others and believe like they do that it is wrong to put someone on prescribed meds because they have been abused, lost their job and/or home, went though a nasty breakup/divorce. If someone is depressed, upset, distraught because of external forces such as those, they are NOT ill or with disorder. Those are natural things for folks to feel that way over. And I think any prescribing doctor that does is in the wrong. Yes, there are bad doctors out there, inattentive to patients, lazy, no real sense of empathy. It’s horrible that many here have had those kinds of experiences. But what i’m saying there are those of us out there (myself included) that have uncontrollable mood-swings, depression, hallucinatory episodes, what have you – that don’t come from any identifiable external sources such as the above. They’re not easy at all to pin-point, and often can lead to over or incorrect diagnoses. Maybe it’s genetic, maybe it’s chemical, or perhaps it stems from something else entirely. The field of psychiatry is not perfect nor infallible. I have never claimed otherwise in my posts. As for the prescribed meds, I can tell you from my personal experience that they do help me manage a bit better than if I were taking absolutely nothing. I have actively questioned my own meds at times, and have even gone off them experimentally to see if they were making any real difference. So it’s not like I’m an addict that couldn’t quite them or anything like that, or as Bradford probably pictures me “a junkie cult member”. I do think (not a brain-washed drone), and I do apply skepticism to both sides of this issue. As it stands, I do firmly believe that there are such things as mental illnesses and mood disorders. As someone with one, it sounded a lot like Bradford was being insensitive, and regressive-thinking as far as mental health issues go versus progressive. He was essentially telling me to “snap out of it”, which is not okay. Hence why I get upset with him.