THE DELUSIONAL PHARMACIST
Bertel Rüdinger is the only clinical pharmacist in Denmark working with people in supported living. His work focuses on empowering people to take back control of their psychiatric medication and if their goal is to reduce or taper off the drugs, he advises and supports them in that process. Bertel is a lay representative for people undergoing psychiatric treatment and has an intimate knowledge of the power structures implicit in psychiatric consultations.
Bertel is a psychiatric survivor himself and has had 8 different diagnoses in the course of 8 years and as a consequence of that been heavily medicated. He has had first hand experience with approximately 40% of the psychotropic drugs marketed in Denmark. This unique combination of professional and personal experience is always present when Bertel teaches and advises staff and people in psychiatric care.