Sunday, July 27, 2014

Outlaw Psychiatric Holds and Force

Read books that Thomas Szasz wrote. Watch this video.

Help to outlaw psychiatric holds, force and coercion.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Psychiatric Slavery Is Wrong

Psychiatric slavery is wrong and immoral.

It should not be legal.
Hopefully psychiatric slavery will be outlawed sooner rather than later.

Read books Thomas Szasz wrote.

Work to outlaw civil commitment and the insanity defense. Hopefully all suicides will stop happening.

Hopefully only persuasion, compassion and kindness will be used to dissuade individuals from engaging in suicide.

Hopefully coercion and force will not be used.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Genetic Causes for Mental Disorders

If you look for a French gene really hard, a gene that all individuals who speak French have, a genetic cause for speaking French, if scientists look hard enough, they'd probably find something similar to what they find when they look for genetic causes of autism and other mental disorders that are not objectively diagnosable using standard pathophysiological and histopathological medical tests. It seems that way to me anyhow. If my memory serves me, Thomas Szasz first pointed out some sort of logic along those lines.

Of course, speaking French is a social and cultural artifact, it does not purely arise from genes. If a child of French parents were raised without French speaking parents or around French speakers, of course that child will not just naturally start speaking French.

The point is not that mental disorders are a parents fault, but simply that with genetic research, if you look hard enough, there is a decent chance that you will likely find what appears to be order or patterns where they might not actually exist in any way that is actually useful or fruitful to recognize and that money for research might be best spent in other ways.

Diagnosed mental disorders and their supposed effects are used as reasons and justifications for effectively imprisoning adults in psychiatric hospital wards. Psychiatric slavery is wrong and immoral. Psychiatric slavery should be illegal. Civil commitment is a primary force that creates psychiatric slavery. Civil commitment should be outlawed. Read books that the late psychiatrist Thomas Szasz wrote. He passed away at the age of 92. Hopefully all suicides will stop happening. However, only persuasion and kindness should be used to stop adults from engaging in it, not coercion and force.

Searching for genetic causes for mental disorders is somewhat like searching for genetic causes for speaking a specific language. The mind cannot literally be ill.