A Brief Introduction
Thisarticle was triggered by the recent homicidal rampage which hadoccurred at an US Army base. During this rampage, an army major hadkilled thirteen and wounded thirty. So this is surely an urgentissue.
Ironicallyenough, the man who had started shooting for no apparent reason wasalso the army's shrink.
Sothe inevitable question would be: how on earth did an expert on themind lose grip of his own so suddenly and end up in such a state? Andfurthermore, how come nobody – neither his seniors, nor hiscolleagues – could detect that Hason was cracking apart?
So what happened?
Thething is, if a person would like to crack the backbone of a militaryforce, the most effective way of doing this would be delivering itssoldiers into the hands of witchdoctors and others charlatan-alike.
Andthis scenario may be further worsened by giving the relevantcharlatan the right to pump the soldiers with drugs which areimpairing in terms of judgment, dull thought, slow reaction times,reduced impulse control, and so forth. And this is exactly the typeof stuff that's been going on at that very place and time.
Alot of attention had been drawn to the fact that the major was aMuslim, as if to justify why the man had gone jihad on his very own.However, troubling as it may come off as to our western mindset,similar atrocities have been caused by members of other religions andatheists, too (such as Stalin, Hitler, and so forth).
Sothis leaves us with two ways of figuring. Either thesecurity services checking the particular Muslim's reliability werefully asleep when it came to his particular case (which seems veryunlikely), or the man did not go nuts simply because he was a Muslim.
Another strong point to consider would be the fact that a Muslim wasindeed a psychiatrist. This is because Islam insists that a man is aspiritual being and that he needs no further guidance than that ofhis God in order to reach salvation. This is, of course, in starkcontrast with the fundamentals of psychiatry.
We are thereby then left with the conclusion which tends to holdwater the most: a psychiatrist administers psychiatry drugs. Thesedrugs are sometimes and even often (if the psychiatrist is no good atwhat he or she does) the only and last resort of treatment.
Thereby, a psychiatrist has to have unhindered access to these drugsas well. And in turn, as a result of this, many of them turn toself-medication – which isn't always called for and doesn't alwayseven prove as effective, as provided by how the above mentionedevents happen to have played out.