reply to post by Xcalibur254
>The psychiatric community is often trying to correct the misconceptions people have about the mentally ill.
eh no, quite the opposite, they are the source of the fear mongering against schizos
>I don't know if you had a bad experience with a psychiatrist,
Not just 1, i saw about 20-30 of them, and they all:
- refused to provide any psychological help
- insisted on me using drugs that are detrimental to my health.
- will silently treat the patient like he/she's less than human
- will silently and behind your back revoke patient's human rights
- cannot handle any criticism at all, resorting even to tactics of locking patients up into solitary when they dare to confront them (even
diplomatically) with an honest opinion of their "care".
it's especially that fragile ego and ruthless lying with innocent poker faces, that is the source of my anger towards psychiaterists.
>but most [psychiatrists] will use hospitalization as a last resort, and even then they can only do it if they are able to demonstrate that you are a
threat to yourself or others.
Again, there is a huge discrepancy between what psychiatrists portray to do, towards the world and towards parents and friends of patients, and what
they actually do.
I can honestly say of all the psychiatrists that i've met, _none_ of them gave a damn about the actual wellbeing of their patient. COMPLIANCE of the
patient with procedures of "treatment", is what they care about, in my experience, and that of the other patients i've talked with.
And the nurses on closed wards are also in large part there for the money.
A very few of them provide a measure of real compassion, but they never (this is actually forbidden by psychiatric doctrine) provide psychological
help. The kind of help that would matter to a patient.
See, patients keep getting stuck year after year on the same mental issues that caused their earlier disconnect(s) from reality (aka psychosis).
On the other side, there are plenty of nurses with a sadistic streak.
>Also, I'll be the first to admit that mental hospitals are understaffed, but to say they're not putting in work is a joke.
Yea, they get paid well for pushing people like meat through a factory (of procedures).
But they don't provide the _actual_ work, which is to heal a person of schizoness, by addressing the psychological issues that cause them to
disconnect from reality from time to time.
>The APA is constantly battling to increase awareness of mental disorders, while getting more funding for treatment.
I would think that for 800-1200 euro per patient per day (depending on country) it should be possible to provide patients actual psychological
>These people [psychiaterists] aren't your enemy.
With their uber-hypocrytical abuse of the law against me they've made me their enemy.
>They are constantly fighting to get you the best treatment you possibly can.
Dont make me laugh, they have well established procedures to push living humans as meat through a factory, and wait for the techs of pharmacom to make
"newer, better" depressant-muscle-relaxant combinations.
If they have some real compassion for their patients at all, they simply hope for pharmacom to make "the final pill", that would actually help
schizos (lose the voices without "side-effects")
The evidence is in the fact that they refuse to provide psychological help to patients (on closed wards and "above that").
THAT is actual work, the kind that requires creativity and an open mind.
Procedural work like psychiatry still does exclusively, is like working at mcDonnalds or in a warehouse.
Fixing a human brain WILL require creative work per patient.
But eventually a large set of solutions to many mental problems in the form of logic-tied-to-emotions may prove to ease such work again.
[edit on 5-3-2010 by jk197x]