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Re: what's in a diagnosis?

Posted by Christ_empowered on November 11, 2017, at 13:38:29

In reply to Re: what's in a diagnosis?, posted by Christ_empowered on November 11, 2017, at 9:24:53

I've had shrinks and other 'professionals' go after me in years past. ugh. --not-- fun. lines up all too well with szasz and others' characterization of psychiatry as a form of social control, especially when dealing with low(er) status people., as the locals like to say, 'his people have money,' and that buys me some "breathing room" in this situation.

I'm also fortunate that most of the state hospital is gone now. a lot of it was apparently on desirable real estate. the state made a cool couple hundred million$ shutting it down and selling it off to a real estate developer.

now...even the "not guilty by reason of insanity" cases are fast-tracked thru treatment ("recovery model" in action, it seems).

I -could- have been committed to the local state-funded hospital, at one point. I was lucid and clever enough to be able to go home, but again: social class played a role. if id been a poor, minority woman, I might have gone off to the hospital, and then been discharged on ongoing, involuntary treatment on an "outpatient" basis.

I just...don't know, sometimes. I'm one of the few "clients" the clinic in long-term, ongoing counseling. if they decide to taper that off, I may decide to just go to family doctor.




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