When we force people to take psychiatric drugs, or lie to get them to take the drugs, we are not only harming the organ of their body called the brain—we are harming their capacity to think and to feel, and to know and to express themselves. We are limiting their […]
Face this beast in my most recent blog on Mad in America. Meet Bob Whitaker and myself at the William Glaser Institute conference next week July 26-July 28, 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy is cosponsoring.
In January 1999, a young woman was pushed off a subway platform in New York City and killed. The perpetrator was identified in the press as a mental patient who had stopped taking his drugs. The Pharmaceutical Empire and organized psychiatry manipulated this horrendous event to stir up public fear of psychiatric patients who stop taking their drugs. The result in New York State was Kendra’s law, making it easier to involuntarily treat patients who refuse to take their medication.
There are so many lies about psychiatric drugs, including the biochemical imbalance theory, why do I focus this one—that disturbed mental patients must take the drugs to prevent them from killing people? It has many harmful ramifications for individuals and for society.