Shrink Rap psychiatrist Dinah Miller writes about comments that appeared on her blog and at Mad in America in response to her post on how to reduce the violation some people feel during involuntary treatment. “I’m sorry this blog post turned out to be so polarizing,” Miller writes. “No one has ever called me ‘evil’ before.”
Miller’s article “Are There Ways To Lessen The Violation That People Feel After Psychiatric Hospitalizations?” was previously reported on by Mad in America.
“I thought the responses were polarizing, while commenters here and at Mad in America complained that I was lacking empathy, defensive, and just plain evil, Psychiatric Times deemed it one of the top 6 articles on psychiatry for the month!” writes Miller.
“I realize that some people who are involuntarily hospitalized are terribly traumatized,” adds Miller. “I don’t think psychiatrists see that and I think if it were figured into the equation, maybe less people would be involuntarily hospitalized(.)”
Miller, who is working on a book about involuntary treatment, has since posted two more articles on related themes, “How Was Your Stay in a Psychiatric Hospital? — Please Take My Survey: 5 quick questions” and “What Adds Value to Mental Health Care? Looking for Your input…”
Responding to the reaction to Are There Ways To Lessen The Violation That People Feel After Psychiatric Hospitalizations? Polarized responses! (Shrink Rap, March 10, 2015)
How Was Your Stay in a Psychiatric Hospital? — Please Take My Survey: 5 quick questions (Shrink Rap, March 15, 2015)
What Adds Value to Mental Health Care? Looking for Your input… (Shrink Rap, March 30, 2015)