An opinion article by a survivor of forced hospitalization writes in The Irish Times argues that the 30% reduction in involuntary detentions in Ireland following its 2006 Mental Health Act, which resulted in no evidence of worse outcomes, points toward “the bigger picture, and a very disturbing one.” Many interesting comments, including one by Mary Maddock, follow.
Some sickening comments about having a “dog in the race”. Typical.
Please take a look at a psychiatrist’s letter to the Irish Times the next day…
A mainstream university professor psychiatrist, just look at it, it has to be seen to be believed…
He actually wrote that, they actually published it.
Pretty good piece. The response by the “doctor” was shocking! It reminds me of the “Chewbacca Defense”
“Of course SOME people are critical of psychiatrists, they’re suffering from a condition that makes them that way. They have a phobia for Psychiatrists you see…”
Surprised this news didn’t get more response.