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Old 12-15-2012, 05:03 PM   #57
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It's a mix of both, not sure of the proportions, but I agree as a society we rely to heavily on medications to fix everything. I also agree there isn't enough personal accountability. And the big wooden spoon mixing this concoction is parenting and in most cases seasoned (heavily) with upbringing and environment.

There isn't one easy cure, just as there isn't one big evil prognosticator. Awareness to mental health problems is more important than gun control if you ask me.
I agree medicines are over prescribed (especially in kids). The problem is that people think the medicines "cure" the mental issues. It doesn't. The medicine is there to allow conditions to be worked on.

Also, some conditions are not fixable despite medicines and therapy. Several types of personality disorders can't be fixed. There was a mention in one of the articles I read that the shooter had a personality disorder. This guy might not have been treatable. Unfortunately our mental health care system and society's attitudes toward mental illness are inadequate.
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