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should psychiatry be restricted to -severe- cases?

Posted by Christ_empowered on February 6, 2019, at 10:49:36

its not my idea. E. Fuller Torrey...the antipsychiatry shrink turned lock 'em up, drug 'em up activist...has proposed restricting psych treatment to the severely ill. I disagree with him on most things (forced treatment, for 1), but I think he makes a valid point here...

however, even in "Bipolar I" and the Schizo-spectrum disorders, there are many who just don't benefit from the drugs and such. what is to be done, then? reduce the prison population by bringing back the state hospital, version 2.0 ?

so, I don't know. I do see, however, that even in my area (not terribly urban, not fabulous), the "well-regarded" and "prominent" psychiatrists...don't treat severe mental illness. And the psych docs who do treat severe mental illness...often do so with contempt towards the "patients." ugh.

its been easier for me, because of my parents' status and such. in my area, one's status or the status of one's family is a -huge- factor in psych treatment, a fact that only dawned on me after I'd reconciled with my now well established family. in other areas...

it seems that state hospitals are still a thing, as they say, so it takes more status and clout to effectively protect against the force of that end of psychiatry. ugh. shrinks...

can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. LOL.




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