Objection to some items in section "Downsides?"
I feel that there is some bad conflation in the third paragraph of the "Downsides?" section. Referring to "herbal and homeopathic nostrums" suggested to me that both were equally useless. Herbalism at least has active ingredients in the prescribed substance, unlike homeopathy. Pharmacognosy is a respected branch of medicine. My next part is somewhat picky. I suspect most conditions where one would be given psychotropics are not diseases as such. I would also clarify the paragraph because I think one does have quite a strong case against taking psychotropics. Imarcuson (talk) 01:12, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
- I think I would have to agree that herbalism isn't necessarily woo, especially compared to homeopathy. Herbology is the original spawn of modern pharmacology and continues to have its scientific uses. Gooniepunk2010 Oi! Oi! Oi! 04:38, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
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