During centuries people feared and attacked those who were not similar to them. First they were excommunicated and died because excommunication equaled death before 15th century (in Russia - before 19th). Then they were burnt like a witches. The "psychiatry" came next. First it was mix of excommunication with some supplemental function - for example, entertainment, like in London "Bedlam" Nazi scientific research or political abuse of psychiatry (USSR in 60s-80s). Now it is very crusty and traditional field of practical knowledge absorbed all things that were proved by ages and added some new.
It strongly depends of society itself. If society is corrupted and double-thinking like in many developing countries then psychiatry will be more harmful to people with strong moral believes.
How can corrupted by power "medics" in any cultural background be judges and make decisions on peoples lives?
And how could the same rules be applied to different cultural backgrounds (for example, for germans in 19th century and thai people in 21st or vice versa)?
1. I would like you to think of people with unusual strong will (or think too fast, or change ideas too "rapidly" for his psychiatrist, or be "too" brave (or too altruistic)). How would they have been treated by those who chose to step on the way of "healing" human psychic? See addenda (it is the main topic of my article but I would prefer you to think about by yourself). I deliberately cite only oficial proclamations of the main psychiatry bodies to make the criticism more scientific. Sometimes this is hard because some states are considered to be "symptoms" or obsolete sicknesses and do not have formal definitions.
2. Another thing that people often choose to drop in past is children cruelty. How is it possible for humans to be so cruel and so unpunished for that cruelty BY LAW and BY CUSTOM? This surely leads to harm of good nice people. And I do not see any real evolutionary benefit from this - at least, no less than is caused by medicine in sense of saving the lives of those who would be condemned to die soon before giving birth due to some somatic pathology. Should not people direct their efforts not to wars or at least not to "psychiatry" but to establishing good working rules to banish child cruelty?
3. The bigger thing is wars between nations and inefficiency of "governments" partly caused by things mentioned above. But this topic is too big and I will not touch it.
4. Another thing that buggers me is borders. Now people in developed countries - even the ones initially were founded by immigrants - are more and more concerned about incoming illegal workforce. Are not all the people the same? Should not the all be treated equally? Why human and other resources movements meet obstacles when fleeing from not good environment to better one?
For the purpose of constructiveness I will summarize the things mentioned above accentuating with the first one with an example. Let's suppose that a good kind ("indigo", if you want) child (girl, for consistency) moved from Ukraine to USA and met child cruelty, talks about ongoing wars, raising by governments taxes and eventually due to her wiliness to defend the right way of thinking ("freedom, equality, brotherhood" - not the common hierarchy games, for simplicity) got into the hands of young overpowered male psychiatrist. He will not help her or anybody else. He should be better used to dig the soil in Nebraska or Finland (Syberia, Sumatra, Panama). That's the point.
P.S. Comments are very welcome! Please write if you have what to write.
The following can indicate a delusion:
The World Health Organization's ICD-10 lists schizoid personality disorder as Schizoid personality disorder.
In psychiatry, thought disorder (TD) or formal thought disorder (FTD) is a term used to describe incomprehensible language, either speech or writing, that is presumed to reflect thinking. There are different types. For example, language may be difficult to understand if it switches quickly from one unrelated idea to another (flight of ideas) or if it is long-winded and very delayed at reaching its goal (circumstantiality) or if words are inappropriately strung together resulting in gibberish (word salad).