1. But “seclusion” or “quiet rooms” are still common in psychiatric institutions. And it doesn’t take a lot of effort to see what that does to people. As a young child, sometimes I was locked in rooms for weeks at a time. I think that was supposed to be “therapy.” The psychiatrist in charge of the “Children’s Group” at Rockland State Hospital, where I spent my late childhood, wrote an article for the Saturday Evening Post, an important national magazine at the time (late 1940’s) that said that we were receiving “all of the essentials and none of the frills of modern psychiatry.”

    Yes, the abuses of psychiatry were in the past, he said. Doesn’t that sound familiar?

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    • Forced psychiatry = torture. Even UN agrees with us now. Still it changes nothing.

      I still admire how you could go through all of this as a kid and not go mental hence proving their point. It really speaks to the resilience of the human spirit.

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