Tag: learned helplessness

Institutionalization: An Unacknowledged Cause of Psychiatric Outpatientsā€™ Deterioration

Psychiatry didnā€™tĀ reallyĀ stop institutionalizing people; it just found new ways to do it. Institutionalization, rather than drug toxicity, best explains patientsā€™ downhill course and their worsening after coming off meds, as they have lost the skills needed to cope with lifeā€™s challenges due to disuse.