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Has a psychiatrist had to get up in a court of law and defence this offence against reason?
The funniest critique of such reasoning may be found here:
What a great article!
It is good to contextualise the problems of psychiatry within broader problems of medicine.
Although enshrined in law in Australia,informed consent is sorely lacking throughout medicine. It is simply the case that the end result in psychiatry is probably worse due to the length of treatment of patients and the severity of side effects. What is unique to psychiatry, however, is enforced treatment and a systematic lack of respect for the patient.
Sadly, pseudo-science is also a pervasive feature of medicine. You simply have to look to the fact that ‘evidence based medicine’ is a very recent invention and is, moreover, one that is not universally accepted.
Far and away the worst thing about psychiatry is that, in far too many cases, it fails to lead to the betterment of the lives of its patients. Putting aside highly questionable science, ethics and all the rest … it is simply bad medicine. It fails on its own terms: it causes more harm than good.
Great speech. I wish I could have been there.
Thank you for this positive story and your work.
If only this was a joke.
Basically, benzos should be banned. They destroy lives.
Very we’ll put.
Psychiatry is just making things worse. Much much worse.