This title is meant to be a little sardonic. I am not sure about if or whether. Psychiatry in the United States has come to mean the peddling of pharaceuticals. The pharmaceutical companies have become extremely powerful presences in psychiatry, and since they wish to make as much money as possible they have pushed a proliferation of drugs for every human condition, many of which seem to be normal human conditions. Sadness, shyness, cyclothymia, and others.
So what is to be done. What are the real contributions of psychiatry to humanity. For me, humanity is synonomous with human freedom, and human freedoms seem to be losing out to bureaucracy, induced fear, and corporate interests.