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Tue, Jan. 13th, 2009 03:29 am
Utsu: drugging the ordinary sadness of Japanese and children

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krskrft
krskrft
Wed, Jan. 14th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)

You're missing the point. I'm merely trying to point out that Russia's response to mental anguish, as you describe it, probably shouldn't be taken as any sort of ideal of treatment. In many ways, I'd rather that my country be obsessive about mental illness, and in that way at the very least be open to talking about the anguish that the language of "mental illness" (whether real or not) attempts to describe, than live in a place where people just tell you to buck up and get over it. At the end of the day, nobody is forcing pills down an American adult's throat. The reason why I get so bent out of shape with ADHD diagnoses in children is only because they don't have the same choice to stay off medication, especially if their parents are in on it.


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