Thursday, September 6, 2018

Coercive Psychiatry Is Dehumanizing

Medicalizing problems in living is dehumanizing and unsurprisingly motivates suicide behaviors.

Suicide should be respected as a civil and human right for all adults when it is done in private.

Read the books Suicide Prohibition and Psychiatric Slavery by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz.

Psychiatry medicalizes problems in living, like financial problems and pretends that they are medical problems with the brain. Therefore it is not a surprise that the suicide rate keeps increasing as more and more prescriptions are written for supposedly antidepressant drugs. The book Anatomy of an Epidemic gives an excellent in depth analysis of some these dynamics.