Psychiatrist Pat Bracken, “a friend of Mad Pride Ireland,” writes about the current state of psychiatry in the Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine. As a review of the 2001 Irish Mental Health Act approaches, Dr. Bracken states that “the decision-making powers that are currently given to psychiatry cannot be justified on either scientific or moral grounds. I will go on to argue that shedding these powers (and subsequent responsibilities) would be a positive move for our profession.”
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