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Re: Politics meets mental health

Posted by alexandra_k on September 28, 2017, at 14:39:16

In reply to Re: Politics meets mental health beckett2, posted by beckett2 on September 21, 2017, at 17:39:12

I listened to the start of it and it seemed very interesting - but I need to be studying for biochemistry...

I remember that in at least one of the US elections people were upset that they thought the votes hadn't been counted properly.

Is anybody querying that, anymore?

I wonder about that. With all this electronic this and electronic that. How much software engineers are running everything, really...

I have come around to agree mostly with Szasz when it comes to mental illness and law. He thinks that we need to do away with the insanity defence / do away with insanity / dx of mental illness as (in itself) grounds for ruling someone to be legally incompetent.

Otherwise it's just too easy to find some psychiatrist or other who will rationalise / justify a label of one kind or another and then attempt to use that label as reason / grounds for dismissing what the person has to say / for detaining the person against their will / for seizing and or reallocating their assets.


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