Tag: learned helplessness

Institutionalization: An Unacknowledged Cause of Psychiatric Outpatients’ Deterioration

Psychiatry didn’t really stop institutionalizing people; it just found new ways to do it. Institutionalization, rather than drug toxicity, best explains patients’ downhill course and their worsening after coming off meds, as they have lost the skills needed to cope with life’s challenges due to disuse.