This is kind of a touchy subject, so I'm gonna start by saying I mean no offense to anyone and it's just something I've been thinking about recently!
I have become very interested in sociology lately, and it sparked this idea: does mental illness exist?
20 years ago, it was normal to have children act wild and hyperactive and unfocused. Now, it is a medical condition, and children are prescribed serious drugs because of it. I'm very unfocused, but I've never tried to get prescribed adderall (though I love it's recreational effects). I feel that my lack of focus and lack of motivation is just part of my personality, I'm just easy going.
Similarly, more and more people are prescribed anti depressants and anti anxiety medication. I often feel quite depressed, but again, I think it is part of my personality. I am introspective and quiet sometimes, but this shouldn't be a problem.
What I'm trying to say is that I think doctors and psychiatrists are prescribing medicine to make a person more "normal," which is awful. No one should try to fit into the norm, different ways of thinking are the spice of life! We are being medicated to fit the mold they (whoever "they" are) want us to be. Any thoughts?