What counts now, with the advent of Obamacare in action, is your ability to direct your own health care with providers you trust. Doctors have less leeway and must follow protocols dictated by the big government recipes. When there is a recommendation that varies from the routine of “this complaint = this drug”, you and your doctor will have to fight for the right to select another route. Remember, the cheapest way to treat health problems is to prescribe a drug. It is cheap.
The DSM V for emotional problems is expanded and deserves your attention. You do not want to talk with doctors about social problems or emotional problems and life situations, do not. They are the last group to go to for advice, they are trained in physical health. They have no formal training in nutrition. If you have a troubled child you need to research the actual results of the care in the hands of psychiatry or family medicine. The field of psychiatry “treats” kids in trouble and when the treatments result in a crazed act of violence they rush in to “treat” the victims that are left to pick up the pieces. They create their own patients. When the violence is not enough in the world around them to generate the income they need, they decide a child whose parents and school have failed at teaching them how to read is a mental patient and needs treatment, a drug. The fraud in medicine continues. In the DSM IV code 315.00 Reading Disorder, 315.1 Mathematics Disorder, and, of course, 315.2 Disorder of Written Expression are money makers for family physicians who prescribe psyche drugs and the psyches. School fails to educate students, parents fail to make sure their kids are succeeding and we have a cash cow for the psyches.
A child who has been unable to read, write and do math at a level expected for their age is now insured of failure because the drugs they take give them side-affects like inability to sleep, bed wetting, stunted growth and heart problems. These are people whose internal organs and brain are still developing and they should be growing like weeds. Tell me this is not big business making money off of our misfortune.
If you have few resources, if you are under the influence of the system; realize that free care, handouts, and government programs stifle self-reliance, initiative and worse, you can be made mad for life if you get into the wrong hands. Happy living only happens when you make a difference somewhere, somehow. If no one needs your help, if you are not setting and reaching goals the emptiness of government-run health care and other programs does not build self-esteem, it destroys it.
There are many doctors who practice sane medical care and help their patients a great deal. They wonder why someone has headaches, can’t sleep or has poor digestion or bad circulation. They do not jump in with the latest drug recommended for that symptom. They wonder why. They so searching diagnostics. If you have migraines why take a pain-killer? Does the pain-killer handle the reason you have headaches? It does nothing if the reason is your unbalanced hormones or your lack of magnesium or your subluxation. See? You need to wonder why and you need to insist your doctors have discovered the basic problems. When you handle the cause your symptoms vanish and you have no need for drugs. There is not one drug your body has a shortage of. They are all toxic to one degree or another.