First Open Letter to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Valle, Cali, Colombia.
Originally published via blog: Chaos Theory and Pharmacology.
March 22, 2015. URL: http://wp.me/p4UVo9-18k
Dear Professors of Psychiatry,
Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.
My diagnosis (i.e., acute psychosis with predominance of delusional ideas) has been debunked.
Please read this post imagining my voice as a very soft whisper.
"Dove si grida non è vera scienza." - Leonardo da Vinci
(Where there is shouting there is no true science.)
I would like to quote again the following excerpt:
“On first glance, political abuse of psychiatry appears to represent a straightforward and uncomplicated story: the deployment of medicine as an instrument of repression. Psychiatric incarceration of mentally healthy people is uniformly understood to be a particularly pernicious form of repression, because it uses the powerful modalities of medicine as tools of punishment, and it compounds a deep affront to human rights with deception and fraud. Doctors who allow themselves to be used in this way (certainly as collaborators, but even as victims of intimidation) betray the trust of society and breach their most basic ethical obligations as professionals.”
Richard Bonnie. Political Abuse of Psychiatry in the Soviet Union and in China: Complexities and Controversies. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2002; 30:136–44.
Could we begin to talk about what I wrote just hours before being silenced by coercion into psychiatric treatment?
…”every case in which suppression is vigorously opposed is a warning to vested interests that attacks will not be tolerated.” — Brian Martin. http://www.bmartin.cc/dissent/
Second Open Letter to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Valle.