Because we're all a little something, a bit paranoid, a bit OCD, etc. What makes it a clinical problem is when it interferes with someone's ability to lead their life.
But while Freepers tribal paranoia is well within the norm of human nature, it does cut people off from any support structures. Thus, this article about how doctors should screen more for depression leads Freepers into anti-gun delusion and thence to actively avoiding their doctors.
Smokin' Joe seems to think all doctors work for Obama and hate guns:
WOW...this administration is certainly up for using every crisis to their best advantage. Now they are going to screen you for mental illness, whether you are seeking treatment or not. Brilliant!I want the USA back lays out the likely scenario:
This is so they can decide you either are 'depressed' or have 'tendencies' so they can take your guns away.
Don't play, people.
“Doctor, I’ve been sad ever since my beloved Bowser died”.duffee is sure he knows who the targets are:
“Just a minute, while I make a phone call.”
“Hello, I have a patient who’s depressed. He said he has guns. Guess you’re gonna have to take them away.”
Screen all for depression and then with a doctor’s statement deprive a citizen of Second Amendment Rights. The doctors would probably be given a profile of those who are likely to be depressed and most of those won’t actually have but two symptoms, conservatism and firearm ownership.Religious, but yet not supportive GailA thinks mental illness is just weakness:
Grief gives you depression, chronic pain, violent loss of a Loved One also gives you PSTD to add to the depression which is temporary and does not need medication to fix it. Most sane people learn to deal or cope with it. It is the over emotional immature people who never learn to deal with it or life’s hard knoxs. BEEN there, live it and I don’t need their stinking pills. I have GOD.JoeFromSidney boasts how randomly mentioning shooting people surprised his nurse:
A while back when I was in the hospital for surgery, a social worker came around to question me. When she asked if I felt safe at home, I said, yes, if anyone comes in to rob me I'll shoot them. I don't think she expected that answer.Buckeye McFrog seems to think all mental health policy is Stalin:
Obama has clearly been studying the Soviet handbook on how to abuse the mental health professions for political purposes.OttawaFreeper, on the other hand, really is acting like Stalin:
I figure that they would do a booming business for something like this at a DNC convention.Auntie Mame thinks big business is behind this:
The pharmaceutical companies will love this, too. Heck, they’re probably sponsoring it. Another way to get more people taking their pills and potions.Ouderkirk has a well thought out plan:
This means don’t go to the doctor for anything, thereby reducing costs.
If you do go, say as little as possible.