FROM THE ARCHIVES OF NEW OXFORD REVIEW
The Blame Game
Approximately 22 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from diagnosable mental disorders. This statistic attracts a lot of converts to the new religion of psychiatry. Although most recognized religions have a set of rules and moral imperatives, such as the Ten Commandments, which one must follow, this is not the case with psychiatry, which places the blame elsewhere. Psychiatry takes away guilt and responsibility for one’s actions or omissions — how nice! — and replaces them with something akin to “the Devil made me do it.” The Devil in this case has been replaced by the words “addiction” and “compulsion,” etc.