The below opening to an article intrigued me.....
"Harvard psychologist Jerome Kagan is one of the world's leading experts in child development. In a SPIEGEL interview, he offers a scathing critique of the mental-health establishment and pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of incorrectly classifying millions as mentally ill out of self-interest and greed."
The article is a good read for all people. It gives us all something to ponder.
For instance, Kagan mentions his own struggle with, what he describes as, text -book depression. 35 years ago, he was working on a book summarizing a major research project. At that time he had set his standards too high and was unable to meet those standards. 6 months later, he was good - without medication.
Now I'm not saying that Kagan is 100% correct in all his thoughts that we are overmedicating our population, but he does have some valuable insight that we should consider. If you are interesting in reading, the rest of his article it is posted below.
"An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it." - Mark Twain