Psychiatry - The Nightmare Of The People

Psychiatry - The Nightmare Of The People

In this paper I want to review the investigations from the Residents Committee for Human Rights in Mental Health. It's this organisation in the United States and other nations that have constantly introduced the risks of psychiatry to the eye of the general public who by and enormous are the victims of a wedding between pharmaceutical companies and their paid distributors of deadly medication, psychiatrists. This alliance has been based on the greed for cash, profits and kudos all in the name of a science that as one leading authority called - "hokum"

Introduction: A Short History

The history of psychiatry is strewn with the deaths; torture and misadventure that would make any sane individual marvel why it has been allowed to continue to follow this black artwork for thus long. Of course the anti-psychiatry movement has been around for nearly as long as the profession itself. How did this all begin? It's important to go back to the days of the asylums that grew up within the early a part of the 1800's notably in England and the USA. These places had been no more than prisons for the mad, those souls that would not function within the societies norms that dictated how one should act and behave. The head of the asylums was a medical physician, the first psychiatrist. This man caged the mentally ill in cells, with no heating, little food however rotten scraps and to be able to remedy them of their madness the inmates had been tortured by flogging, burning, immersion in water and many different inhumane acts called treatment. The down fall of the asylums started in England with the York Retreat a Quaker run institute for the mentally in poor health run on very different lines from the asylums that had been authorities institutions. Within the York retreat the inmates were given jobs to carry out, were helped by keeping easy rules and rewarded for following them.

They acquired humane therapy that would lead them to God and sanity. While the York retreat had some success it was nonetheless primarily based on management of the mad. Later because the years glided by and the nineteenth century ended the rise of the huge psychological hospitals arrived. Psychiatry had new weapons to defeat the mentally sick, this time with brain surgery called lobotomies, hydro-treatment, fire hoses to spray patients with pressured jets of water, moist blanket wrapping, where sufferers could be bound in wet sheets on a bed unable to move for hours, insulin injections, to cause synthetic brain seizures and of course electric convulsive therapy - surprising patients with bolts of electrical energy with a purpose to numb the mind into not remembering why they had problems within the first place. Because the twenty first century arrived the price of these hospitals turned so burdensome to governments they closed them down and in their stead introduced "care locally" which ironically didn't care at all and most psychological well being patients grew to become houseless and the new beggars in our streets. It was not till the early 1900's that finally Freud introduced his "speaking treatment" a humane option to try to understand the plight of the mentally disturbed and a way of giving them perception and a potential cure. After all you had to have cash for this remedy a lot as you do today.

Psychoanalysis is for many who can pay the price. Because the century blossomed so did Freud's idea which was to turn into many types of therapy from behaviourism, cognitive, transactional and lots of more variegation of his authentic idea. In reality with out Freud there can be no trendy psychology as we all know it. From about 1960 a new ear for psychiatry emerged. All those barbaric therapies that by no means labored were about to be replaced, not by one other type of establishments but by a chemical straightjacket that came from the pharmaceutical industry. Now medication were the new type of therapy, immediately the lowly carer of the insane, and the psychiatrist may change into a real physician and prescribe psychopharmecutical medicine to all. So an era of drug pushing began, the place new psychological issues have been manufactured in an effort to sell more drugs. Early in the century Krapelin invented a small book called the DSM (diagnostic statistical manual of psychological sickness) in this book he gave lists of mental signs that if added up in one particular person lead to a label for their drawback, comparable to depression, nervousness, mania, hysteria, homosexuality, immoral behaviour and much more. Because the years glided by the profession of psychiatry stored adding to this book and inventing new labels with the intention to match a drug to manage it.


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