Hi B, I sympathize with your experience having been retraumatized and abused by psychiatrists in the past. I could have filed a lawsuit, that would have been stupid though since doctors have malpractice attorneys with deep financial pockets (typically win 9 out of 10 lawsuits). I could have filed a complaint with the Amercian Psychiatric Association which sole purpose is to protect ‘their own’. That would have got me nowhere fast. Only more pain, suffering and victimization during a period of time I was close to ending up in a psychiatric hospital. Believe me, I understand your pain. I’d just like to add that it’s interesting to observe who is choosing to respond to whom in these comments. It’s apparent that the divide still exists between those who treat are in the ‘know’, those with the PhDs and MFTs and MAs after their names and those who are trauma survivors need to be ‘informed’ by them. Titles and given one legitimacy in Mad in America forums. It also offers the possible benefit of making a name for oneself for the purposes of pubishing a book in the future. Trauma survivors want justice because they have been abused not only by their family of origin, but also by psychiatrists and mental health professional who like to leverage their credentials and professional experience to tell trauma survivors what trauma means and what treatment means because it’s clear we are too f’d up to figure that out on our own. I do not see forum as any different since their is a power differential that is subtly being played out in these exchanges. We survivors talk to each other. And the professionals talk to each other. Where is there a meeting of the two parties? Where is there an equal exchange of ideas or opinions? There isn’t. What does a trauma survivor have to add to the conversation, after all, it’s only their experience that is being talked about. Some people write articles, books and promote their professional services, and others sit in psychiatry offices on a weekly basis and receive abuse and inappropriate treatment which is an exploitation of the psychiatrist’s authority. When it comes to justice for trauma survivors, the professional ‘experts’ here are silent on the issue. Don’t expect them to activiely participate in changing the system or defending the rights of trauma survivors, they prefer intellectualizing and pontificating from the sidelines. Peace out, you all.