Psychology is not a pure “science” as we know it. It is based upon man’s perceptions of what is normal behaviors and feelings, upon their social norms and morals, and what is known about science at the time they are seeking treatments, including medications, for their clients.
The field of psychology cannot explain what goes on in a human brain that leads to a person’s behaviors. It has been explained in a master’s degree level psychology course that “psychology is a type of science, but is also an art”, because mental illness and brain activity which may cause mental illnesses and behaviors are not truly understood.
Medications are only testing grounds for the doctors who prescribe them. They may work for a short time to help a person feel better but may cause them to act out violently or feel suicidal, or may not work at all in helping a person feel well. Doctors frequently change medications and their doses that only serve to mask symptoms at best. It is thought that some people may have to remain on psychotropic medications for the rest of their lives in order to function, but that they will probably not be cured. People are left waiting for the next new drug in hopes of being made well.
Labels are used in mental health treatment which are often given a client in therapy based on their feelings. If enough feeling-related symptoms are cited by a client they become diagnosed according to the criteria cited in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), which is the “bible” of mental health practitioners and doctors.
In the courts, unacceptable behaviors get explained away by a description of some earlier life’s experience, such as being mistreated in some way as a child which often times are offered as justifications for why a person did some criminal behavior, in order to sway a judge to hand down lessor sentences.
Behaviors can be explained away by how a person “feels” at the time. Anger, depression, sadness, can be described as the basis for why a person behaves badly. Seeking medication can seem to be the “cure” for feelings being expressed, presumably to inhibit further misbehaviors.
These man-man treatments leave out God – Our Lord Jesus Christ – from all equations in treating mental health. Unless you go to a Christian therapist or doctor you may not find any words about Jesus and the bible included in your treatment in mental health therapy. Even then, most mental health practitioners are licensed under state laws. You must pass the exams of the state licensing behavioral boards of science in order to practice, or be working on a license, or have a licensed supervisor who holds authority over what you are able to do in the field.
As we know, state licensed mental health clinicians of any kind do not have to have any experience in knowing Jesus; they do not study the bible to learn anything about Christ, or how he teaches us to obey God according to Scripture.
As I write this post which seems ragged around the edges because I’m sitting in the public library, it is hard to imagine how anyone can be a healer in mental health and offer treatment without any guidance from God; Our Lord Jesus Christ.