I don’t know what the deal is. My blog seems to have become the Grand Central Station of anti-psychiatry zealots. They keep telling me and my readers that our problems are All Because Of The Evil Psych Meds.
Yes, psych meds have problems. Yes, mainstream psychiatry is broken. But that’s not what this post is about.
This post is about the Underpants Rule, brought to you by Ragen at Dances With Fat. Go read her post. Seriously. Go. Then hit the refresh button and read it again. It’s that good and that important.
Taking meds–or not–is a very personal choice. Same goes for any method of treating mental illness. What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. Likewise, what negatively affects one person might have no effect on a second person and wonderful effects on a third. Don’t assume that what’s true for you is true for anyone else. It’s incredibly presumptuous and incredibly fallacious to read somebody’s blog and assume you know what causes their problems. There is no way anyone can judge that from a blog by someone you don’t know from Adam’s cat.
Whether someone takes meds or not and what meds they take–that’s in their underpants. And reaching into someone else’s underpants is not something I tolerate on my blog.
You can be as anti-med as you want on your own blog. Hell, you can even be anti-med on this blog as long as you’re willing to have a respectful dialogue rather than engaging in evangelism. (See “My boat, my rules” if you can’t tell the difference between the two.)
But anyone else who pulls this anti-med evangelism here is going to be yelled at and/or mocked, then banhammered.
You’re welcome on my boat. Your evangelism ain’t. Keep your hands out of my underpants.