Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Comments by William Dowling

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  • I wonder how Laura Delano is doing in the aftermath of the New Yorker article and these 300+ comments?

    The best I can do to support anti psychiatry is to continue tapering 3 per cent a month of risperidone under the supervision of a “psychiatrist.” My family has been pathologized, psychiatrized, and symptomized for 3 generations. Thanks to Laura Delano, MIA, and the Western Mass RLC, I am the first in the Clan to ask, “WTF?” is going on here?

    Thanks to the MIA comment section for exposing the truth of the articles.

  • Keep Big Pharma and the APA out of the academic courses in colleges, grad schools and pre-med and med schools. Prevent them from teaching the “biochemical medical model.” It’s disgusting!!! It’s disrupting the fabric of our lives. Thank you for your 2-part article.

  • oldhead.
    I appreciate your insight and perspective. For me, psychiatry is, dangerously bogus: a heinous con job. It would be wonderful if the AMA, as you say, stopped giving it quarters and sanction under the guise of medicine.” The drugs have damaged me. I will not go cold turkey or do a rapid taper. I’m forced to continue to take the drugs and taper as much as I can and hopefully my metabolism will accommodate a full withdrawal-maybe, maybe not.

    I agree that it would take a huge campaign to end the practice of psychiatry, as we know it, with it’s illegitimate medical model and life time illness bullshit. Make psychiatry obsolete like phrenology and blood letting. I’ll be thinking of ways I can educate the general public…

  • Frank Blankenship.
    For me, astrology is inane. Something “For entertainment only.” It’s laughable.
    Psychiatry,w/it’s medical model narrative and drugs, damages people, robs people of their dignity and kills people. There needs to be some different avenue, other than the current “mental health” system, for people experiencing distress.

    I appreciate reading your thoughtful and insightful comments on MIA. I am a new commentor. The comment section provides me w/criticism and insight as well as food for thought.

  • Some one suggested using the AMA to abolish psychiatry. How were phrenology and blood letting abolished? How are we going to abolish astrology and psychiatry that is so similar to astrology. “Grassroots” efforts come to mind. The powers that be have the money and dominance to counter any “movements.” How to reach the uninitiated is a good question. Continuing education for the “choir.” I was one of the uninitiated and I was introduced to the truth through the internet. Hand out flyers on public squares. If anyone has any ideas as to what we can do as individuals, that would be a start. Any “strategist” out there? Any Public Relations or marketing people in the audience? The “Occupy” demonstrations got squashed!

  • My comment is not so much about this article or anyone’s particular comment. I was introduced to anti-psychiatry, abolition of psychiatry, and criticism of psychiatry about 2 1/2 years ago. Today, with many thanks to what I’ve learned from the authors and commentors on MIA and similar websites, I look at westernized, mainstream, traditional, and conservative Psychiatry as a form of “Gaslighting” that has done what it’s intended to do: almost 30 years ago, the “mental health system” started sowing seeds of doubt in my mind regarding my sanity. Like so many others, I’ve been victimized, gipped, conned and swindled…While the consequences have been debilitating, I’ve survived many crimes against my Humanity. I trusted and got burnt.
    I’m tapering. I go for walks and I read. Undoing the damage will take a lifetime, one day at a time…

  • Every field has its own jargon/terminology. For my sake Folks, please keep it simple or I wont want to listen to you for very long. I understand the word “depression” to mean some heavy duty unhappiness and/or sadness that there are no pills for. When I was chronically immobilized, I finally bought a book that suggested I force myself to do things I didn’t feel like doing.. This was so hard that I had to force myself, to force myself, to do things I didn’t feel like doing. I did this for a time and one day I noticed that I felt sexual feelings that had been dead for decades. I was happy…I felt good…
    The medical model is creepy and sleazy and rampant capitalism is sinister: neither make me feel very good. I am tapering off some chemicals that have damaged me. Please keep it simple or you folks can’t be my friends.

  • Freedom of religion implies freedom from religion. Fortunately, “the cat is out of the bag” regarding the unproven hypotheses of western psychiatry. Unfortunately, the myth of the medical model has spread like wildfire and has damaged many people. I applaud MIA for shedding truth on the subject.

  • jasenn Zaejian: I, too, don’t want to be “beartrapped” by the author of this article. I’ve known salespeople who will say and do anything they can think of to “make the sale.”
    I hope the staff and readers of MIA will be critical of articles that advertise, promote or endorse any religion, Eastern or Western, traditional or non traditional.

  • GGGreen: Thank you for your comment. I relate and agree. I feel you express your self well. I wish we could correspond some how. Maybe you already know this, that argumentativeness can be a form of abuse when its motive is to overpower, dominate and control the lives or minds of another or group of people. All abuse is motivated by the desire to exert power and control over another or group of people. Just because people “exert” power and control doesn’t mean they get away with it. Neither “religion” nor “psychiatry” are above the law. I, also, find the “union” of “psychiatry” and “religion” to be quite disturbing, especially in light of oppression. Thanks again. I appreciate some of the comments.

  • 2 1/2 years ago, I was introduced to anti-psychiatry and criticism of psychiatry through MIA and http://www.recoveringfrompsychiatry. Nothing is above criticism, including religion. Ten years ago, I was introduced to criticism of religion. Previously, I was brainwashed by religionists and psychiatrists. Thanks to criticism, I am freer. Thanks to criticism, I am no longer under the “spell” of “religion” or “psychiatry.” The “biochemical, medical model about genetic defects and chemical imbalances” is a form of narrow minded, slow minded and closed minded, speculative, unproven bullshit dogma. “Religious” or “psychiatric” dogma have no place in my life.
    I appreciate some of the comments about this article. I am currently tapering off my psychiatric neurotoxins. I am also phasing out people and institutions that try to impose their beliefs on me. Domineering, control freaks are abusive and therefore problematic. Just because someone or a group believes something, doesn’t make it the truth…