Young adults hit by mental health issues

Young adults hit by mental health issues

There are 38 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Dec 2, 2008, titled Young adults hit by mental health issues. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Nearly half of college-age adults struggle with a mental health disorder, from alcohol dependency to depression and anxiety.

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sherlock

Pittston, PA

#1 Dec 2, 2008
Psychiatrists are the biggest pack of liars on the face of the earth.
Stop drugging our kids and taking money by the truckload from the federal government and the drug companies. And take your all your "studies" and shove them. We all know they're paid for by the pharmaceutical companies. You aren't fooling anyone anymore.
joe student

Glendale, CA

#2 Dec 2, 2008
wow, it's really bad to hear this... I guess society puts a lot of pressure on you to succeed at all cost, especially the insane price of a college education these day. With the current recession I don't know if you can get a job after college and all the monies you borrowed in loans sure not helping either. That's the reality of life ... you're not going to get everything you wanted, so just be happy and enjoy yourself while you still have your sanity.
Tom

Spring Valley, NY

#3 Dec 2, 2008
There are 5 stages of sleep. Since, 1992 doctors have not permitted babies to get Stage 3 and 4 sleep because that's when a small number of babies die of SIDS. I think the unintended consequence of not allowing babies in the U.S. to get Stage 3 and Stage 4 sleep since 1992 is all these mental health issues we see kids having today.
forumpostar

Lafayette, IN

#4 Dec 2, 2008
Concerned Citizen

Burnsville, MN

#5 Dec 2, 2008
Yeah, the severity and complexity have really been increasing ... ever since Psychiatrists have been only issuing drugs.

Yeah, young adults make mistakes. They drink and drive and party, recklessly sometimes. But through these mistakes, most learn to pull through it and change their lives. We used to be dependent on friends. Now, we are dependent on drugs and psychologists/psychiatrists. No wonder why we feel so disconnected.

I think the psychiatrists/psychologists are trying to rid us of our humanity.
Learntothink

Missoula, MT

#6 Dec 2, 2008
This is probably the most absurd article ever written by more of the endless legions of people pretending to be journalists.

It does explain the mountains of crap that pass for news coming from people suffering from disordered and damaged brains in newsrooms all across America
Lucy

United States

#7 Dec 2, 2008
All these mental illnesses are fake. You're only making them up to rake in billions in profit. You're the sick ones. You're being put out of business every year. Last year over alone over 400 of you guys were put out of circulation through the court system. You're not going to last long. Why don't you find another line of work before you land in jail and get your license revoked?
anaihsa05

Wenzhou, China

#8 Dec 2, 2008
nice piece of information..i think if stats are correct, more than half of the population is stressed. i was wondering if being continously worried and stressed about different maters can eventually lead to diseases such as heart disease. how long does it take to get these kind of disease, and if more serious things can happen. maybe the person can even go crazy!!
well..........
Dan

Colorado Springs, CO

#9 Dec 2, 2008
If this "study" finds that almost half of young adults have a "mental disorder" perhaps it is time to redefine "disorder" and "normal".
NEWS FLASH! 49% of people found to be below average!
They listed "niccotine dependence" as a "disorder". So the people like to smoke? Yeah I was anxious when I moved out of my parent's home. Somehow I "recovered" without professional help or medication.
Dan

United States

#10 Dec 2, 2008
Yeah okay, let's push more pills on more people. Go big pharma!! Just what we need....
Hilary Smith

United States

#11 Dec 2, 2008
Economic survival is no longer a given. Once you're finished with college you might not find a job and if you don't, you're on your own...Sorry for you...a little tough love from Uncle Sam. Well, look where that's gotten us.
Lucy

United States

#12 Dec 2, 2008
No one wants your quack diagnosis and treatment. It is documented fact that the worst mass murderers in the last fifty years were all on psyche drugs YOU and your colleagues dispensed to them. Either they were on them or withdrawing from them. Your time is about up for deception to the public that you are "helping" them.
The only ones you're helping are yourselves by stealing tax payers money to get rich off of from your fake diagnosis and treatment.
What is the name of the book which you guys get together every year to manufacture new illnesses? And there are no testing results to date available to back up any of your diagnosis. Isn't that interesting!
Give it a rest guys. You won't be around much longer. There is a huge campaign under way to get you out of business.
John

Singapore, Singapore

#13 Dec 2, 2008
IMO psychologists are quite different from psychiatrists. Both charge a fee and need regular followups for years, but psychiatrists dispense drugs (which may cause dependency), while psychologists help increase your awareness, offer you a different point of view and coping strategies.

While drug dependency is a negative side of drugs, sometimes its a necessary evil to help those in severe pain/discomfort or in emergency.

There's a saying that everyone is a little bit crazy. I'd say that's true, we probably deviate from "mentally well" or "normal" by a little bit.
Sam

White Plains, NY

#14 Dec 2, 2008
Yawwwwn!

As an immigrant to this country - and I can say the same for most immigrants I know - it's been long obvious to us that every other American is insane.

The food you eat; the way you work and entertain yourselves; your anti-intellectualism; your bizarre marriage of Jesus Christ, extreme greed, and kick-ass jingoism; your unbelievable ignorance (and arrogance) about the world; Your magic bullet mentality about everything; your slavery to convenience as supreme value; your amazing abilty to turn anything worthy into business and, subsequently into excrement; the way you worship your cars - you literally spend good part of your life in them; etc., etc., etc.

You're BORN insane from all the toxic chemicals, radiation, drugs, bad food and god knows what else your mothers passed on to you.

You're insane because you think it's better to hire illegal Mexicans to blow your leaves with a machine making awful noise rather than get a rake and couple of large garbage bags and do it yourself - noiselessly, for free, and with an added bonus of physical exercise.

You're insane because all the stuff you buy, all the time, does not bring happiness - but you can't understand it. You can't help yourselves because you've been CONDITIONED to buy stuff you don't need in order to achieve happiness.

Black Friday last week, at the L.I. Wal-Mart, showed exactly the extend and the nature of your insanity.

You're insane because you're very nearly "die untermenschen" and you don't know what to do about it.

James Castiglione

Trenton, NJ

#15 Dec 2, 2008
Dr. Olfson's study is an important wakeup call to all college and university administrators. While the study highlights the typical ways that some students cope with depression and anxiety - using tobacco, alcohol and other stimulants, the addictive use of the internet by college students - in ways not related to sound pedagogy is an additional issue that college administrators must address.
Dan

Colorado Springs, CO

#16 Dec 2, 2008
Hilary Smith wrote:
Economic survival is no longer a given. Once you're finished with college you might not find a job and if you don't, you're on your own...Sorry for you...a little tough love from Uncle Sam. Well, look where that's gotten us.
So "Uncle Sam" should give everyone a job? How does that work?
Dan

Colorado Springs, CO

#17 Dec 2, 2008
Sam wrote:
Yawwwwn!
As an immigrant to this country - and I can say the same for most immigrants I know - it's been long obvious to us that every other American is insane.
You must live in a cave. All of your knowledge of America must come to you from hateful, bitter sources. You believe everything that you read.
Try going out, getting some fresh air, and meet some real Americans. Don't base your opinion on what you see on TV.
I must ask the question? If it is so "crazy" in America, why are you still here? It is obviously better than your home country, or you wouldn't be here.
By the way, all I bought on "Black Friday" was groceries for dinner. Get a clue.
Dan

Colorado Springs, CO

#18 Dec 2, 2008
James Castiglione wrote:
Dr. Olfson's study is an important wakeup call to all college and university administrators. While the study highlights the typical ways that some students cope with depression and anxiety - using tobacco, alcohol and other stimulants, the addictive use of the internet by college students - in ways not related to sound pedagogy is an additional issue that college administrators must address.
So now you want to define "excessive" internet use as a "mental illness".
Who defines what is "sound"?
College students are adults, and while some make mistakes, let's treat them like adults, and not children that need to be hovered over.
Thor

Northridge, CA

#19 Dec 2, 2008
forumpostar wrote:
The same can be said of the much-defended and beloved field of science. Anyone who has taken an entry-level philosophy class in critical thinking understands that science, relying on the scientific method, is a form of deductive logic/reasoning. This form of reasoning results in answers that are probable, but not completely true. Therefore, it could be argued that there has never been a scientific law enacted that is completely true in every sense, let alone theory, which relies on many of the foundations that the author of those essays criticizes psychology on.

If you really want to delve deep into what we know, study some metaphysics and philosophy of knowledge. The bottom line, regardless, is do not make assumptions based on ignorance.
help is on the way

United States

#20 Dec 2, 2008
Don't worry kiddies. Come January 20, the Obamessiah will become leader of the free world and all your ills and those of all the others will be cured for he is the Obamessiah.

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