A Disorder for Everyone

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Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis: Exploring trauma-informed, non-pathologising alternatives including The HER Model & The Power Threat Meaning Framework.

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Jo Watson is a psychotherapist and activist with a history in the rape crisis movement of the 1990’s. She has worked therapeutically for the last 20 years with people who have experienced trauma. Jo actively challenges the biomedical model of ‘mental health’ and believes that emotional distress is caused primarily by what is experienced as such she is committed to promoting a trauma informed philosophy which translates directly and positivity to people's lives. Jo is the organiser of ‘A Disorder for Everyone!’ - an event touring the U.K challenging the biomedical model www.adisorder4everyone.com. She is founder of the facebook group ‘Drop the Disorder’ https://bit.ly/2vUV2dL and represents United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) on a steering committee for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence, working on creating guidelines for psychological therapists on prescribed psychoactive drugs.

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  1. TOP TO BOTTOM MEDICAL CRIMINALITY
    IN THE UK + EIRE IN MENTAL HEALTH

    NEAR FATAL MODECATE EXPERIENCE
    (FLUPHENAZINE DECOANATE)

    Near Fatal Modecate Experience Pg 1
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EY4XDLt04KgmCjg_5wXU-kbVezo_DxL4/view?usp=drivesdk

    Near Fatal Modecate Experience Pg 2
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YTWxPJTtNeTDM9eewkHoSUJr0WpBpu4b/view?usp=drivesd

    SUICIDAL AKATHISIA RESEARCH PAPER 1983. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/16313058_Suicide_Associated_with_Akathisia_and_Depot_Fluphenazine_Treatment

    WELLNESS PRESENTATION ON ADMISSION AT GALWAY IN NOV 1980 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0zhbh8V4MBANjBTZEtkbjBhMkU/view?usp=drivesdk

    INITIAL BATTERING NOV 1980.
    The “medications” I was given Every Day for two months were: 100 mg Haloperidol per day; 1000 mg of Largactil per day; 50 mg of modecate per month; and ECT and Lithium towards the end of my stay:-

    Daily Drugs Chart example 1
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R20LgbJwIDqd0VTp755vTBjeEI5hZDaD/view?usp=drivesdk

    Daily Drugs Chart example 2
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sJT81-n1RsZ_bJ4g-dA8P20_wHBEkPKd/view?usp=drivesd

    MAD
    Dr of Psychology goes MAD on a lot less. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IlzqwNraKOFLxIU7TjC2tCMTh1fB6tu4/view?usp=drivesdk

    PROGNOSIS AT JAN 1981
    Prognosis was Guarded.

    DISABLED + SUICIDAL 1981 – 1984
    Between 1981 and 1984 I experienced 2 Suicide Attempts and a series of Suicidal Hospitalizations + Years of Extrapyramidal Disability.

    CHRONIC SCHIZOPHRENIA
    By 1983 I was Diagnosed as Chronically Schizophrenic.

    DIAGNOSIS + PROGNOSIS APRIL 1984
    By 1984 I was Diagnosed as *Schizoaffective and “Prognosed” as completely Hopeless.

    RECOVERY + WELLNESS 1984 – 2018
    I made Full Recovery in 1984 as a Result of carefully tapering from the Modecate Depot Injection with the help of Practical, Inexpensive Psychotherapy – and I handed back my Disability cheque (permanently).

    Recovered 1
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PW-wn9GOkiyWAbdzgXuC8cDS-7UPEj0-/view?usp=drivesdk

    Recovered 2
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/19xYpA4O4h9h45b_H2PtSBTNFx3ErE-MK/view?usp=drivesdk

    1985/86 Irish Psychiatrist Registers as a Non Specialist Doctor in Ontario
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rca_pEdngRg8EfBgShSfyMnLyU3Zjz6O/view?usp=drivesdk

    Adverse Drug Reaction Warning Request Letter sent to Galway Nov. 8 1986

    ADR Warning Request ltr Pg 1
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0zhbh8V4MBAZlVTbHdBRDFFSHc/view?usp=drivesdk

    ADR Warning Request ltr Pg 2
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0zhbh8V4MBAZ0otNjFyN0NJajA/view?usp=drivesdk

    ADR Warning Request Ltr Pg 3
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0zhbh8V4MBAcExwMzhEMVRzdm8/view?usp=drivesdk

    MALPRACTICE.
    Irish Record Summary Sent To UK In Response:- but WITHOUT Requested ADR WARNING

    1986 Irish Record Summary Pg 1
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0zhbh8V4MBATlNoNTlpYy11X28/view?usp=drivesdk

    1986 Irish Record Summary Pg 2
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0zhbh8V4MBAMmlqS18xQVZlcms/view?usp=drivesdk

    Doctors False Reasurrance Letter Nov 1986
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0zhbh8V4MBAeUFLam5rYmtXd3c/view?usp=drivesdk

    “Depot Antipsychotic Revisited Research Paper 1998” From Galway Psychiatrist

    https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/ps.49.10.1361-b.

    4 out of 10 of the people on these drugs attempt Suicide.

    € 9.6 million from Bristol Myers Squibb http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/partners/

    SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS FRAUD AT LONDON W2
    In October of 2012 I discovered my name on a Severe Mental Illness Register at My GP Surgery at London W2.

    I made an appointment with my GP, and discussed my 26 years of Wellness in the UK plus my Historical Irish MH Experience with my him. I showed him the 1986 Adverse Drug Reaction Warning Request Letter and Demonstrated to him, the complete Absence of any Adverse Drug Reaction Warning on the 1986 Irish Record Summary, the historical Malpractice from Ireland. By the end of the interview my GP s shirt was saturated and sticking to his body – he was terrified.

    My GP then Guaranteed me the Removal of *Schizophrenia from my Records 3 times in writing, and the Removal of my name from the SMI Register:-

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cP_smYn2khLimaiWaJdPO_vGcY-j9_Bl/view?usp=drivesdk

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F6ArumseTVc3djX09hJf1kc0AJfRvg06/view?usp=drivesdk

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u2u-VbCCg5BeDJk7H2xGoKqKgZM8qf-H/view?usp=drivesdk

    A month later by chance I discovered “Schizophrenia” still on the GP information system. So I complained to my GP about this. My GP in Response presented me with a signed letter on practice paper, completely contradicting his previous 3 written guarantees; and placing Full Confidence in my Historical Irish Psychiatrist (below).

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HPB_xRRJ1cdG0AmkyAXvwrphYYpEwNEe/view?usp=drivesdk

    THE GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL.
    I then complained to the General Medical Council as I considered my GP s behaviour to be unacceptable. But in May of 2013 the GMC politely refused to proceed with my complaint. They stated that in their opinion that the doctors behaviour would not affect their ability to work safely.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pAQ-35raoR6-QfwKddQ4kgWU5FUbbkJY/view?usp=drivesdk

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UtVo6amME3bRF4WZJqyis4zfHI-79fQO/view?usp=drivesdk

    My GP was involved in a Patient Homicide in July 2013:-

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/sailor-died-from-internal-bleeding-after-ae-sent-him-to-minor-care-unit-10288447.html?amp

    I believe my GP was at this time suffering from Traumatic Stress Disorder, and that this should have been obvious to the General Medical Council.

    *(The parting “diagnosis” had been Schizo Affective Disorder not Schizophrenia. Doctors at London W2 had to Alter the 1986 Irish Record Summary (last paragraph 1st Page) to get Schizophrenia (the assumed diagnosis already on their system).

    (…in 2002 when my name was placed on the Severe Mental Illness Register, indicating “Care in the Community”, I was working as a Building Subcontractor on the House of Parliament Bldngs).