We really don’t need psychiatry as a “medical ” specialty at this point. They are hanging on by their toenails but how to eliminate a field that is so connected to big pharma and that has such a huge lobby with legislators who get their pain meds and other meds from them? The problem is how to do this? If someone is in psychotic crisis and we don’t have available respite or place for them to begin to heal then what is to be done? Who do you go to when your insurance will only cover you if you go to a psychiatrist and accept a diagnosis? You have to have answers and resources and then psychiatry can be a field that will wither away…..