Due to the deregulation of prescription drugs by the government, prescribing medications has fallen into the hands of medical professionals. The amount of drugs used to fight mental disabilities has drastically increased. The whole population has become addicted to improving their lives with the use of these mind-altering drugs and have turned into lazy deadbeats. Instead of working to achieve their goals, and ultimately happiness, a simple trip to the doctor provides them with pills that launch them into a facade of joy.
The year is 2068. The use of mental illness medications by humans seeking happiness and energy has swept the world. It has become increasingly common to have a psychologist or psychiatrist on retainer because humans are becoming more sensitive and are constantly searching for a quick cure to their dissatisfaction. In this world, people have realized that drugs used for depression treatment, such as Prozac and Zoloft, can provide happiness (serotonin and dopamine) for them as well as an energy boost. The whole population has become addicted to improving their lives with the use of these mind-altering drugs and have turned into lazy deadbeats. Instead of working to achieve their goals, and ultimately happiness, a simple trip to the doctor provides them with pills that launch them into a facade of joy. Medical professionals can no longer accurately diagnose people because they lie about symptoms and feelings to receive drugs. There is a surplus of psychiatrists and a necessity for general doctors due to students pursuing psychiatry is search for the big bucks.
Demask, the Empathetical Diagnostic Mask, is a new product designed to allow doctors to experience the emotions of their patients and accurately diagnose them. Each and every human must be legally required to own a mask and bring it to physical and psychological evaluations by any medical professional. The mask contains a number of colors, each assigned to a particular emotion or state of mind, which will light up based on the owner’s sentiments. The treatment of mental illness would be radically changed; doctors would be able to limit the influx of depression and anxiety medications distributed and potentially save lives. Many murderers have intense anger management issues, and this could be caught early on during psychological evaluations and dealt with. Demask would work exceptionally in prison facilities across the globe in finding the underlying problems within disturbed felons and decrease the amounts who reoffend and end up incarcerated again.