Becoming increasingly clear that squeezing your emotional issues into a tight ball and burying it in the pit of your stomach was a beneficial adaptation and therapeutic culture can be like over prescription of antibiotics in weakening your psychic immune system.
— Foster (@foster_type) April 2, 2022
Maybe opioids would be the better comparison. The product originally sold as a cure for anxiety and depression turns out to be addictive and debilitating. The obsession with optimizing mental health only seems to have produced a large population of mental hypochondriacs. Therapy: staring up your own ass in search of irrelevant reasons for your behavior as a means of procrastinating about changing your behavior.