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Re: please rephrase that

Posted by Christ_empowered on November 23, 2010, at 19:26:41

In reply to Re: please rephrase that Christ_empowered, posted by Dr. Bob on November 5, 2010, at 16:06:29

OK, I've kind of been at a loss here...I don't know how to re-phrase w/o making it sound like I don't think something that I do think, or w/o stating something I think to be so is something I feel to be the case, which I think is an important distinction. Still, here goes...

I realize that the antipsychiatry movement has done a lot of good for mental patients (consumers, whatever) over the years. As a sometimes difficult patient, patient rights have kept me out of some potentially tough spots. Back in the day, I probably would've been given all kinds of ECT, Thorazine, lobotomies, etc.

Now, here's my problem: in trying to apply Dr. Szasz's idea of personal responsibility to my own life, I found it lacking. Szasz denies being anti-psychiatry, but..whatever, the dude works for the CCHR.

Now, I realize that the antipsychiatry movement has helped a lot of people, but I haven't found myself able to live medication-free and I think there may be something to the idea of madness being if not a disease state then at least something undesirable that sometimes responds to treatment.




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