Neuroleptics? Well why not!

0
169

I have wanted to be profiled on this page, as well as elsewhere in my life, as someone who experienced shocking suffering due to psychiatric drugs, but survived psychiatry and now lives a happy life free from psychiatry, grateful for every neuroleptic-free day. Therefore, a person who learns to trust doctors again and who occasionally has to visit a doctor due to some physical problem. During a doctor’s visit, the history of psychiatric medication is often discussed, and we are happy together that the patient survived it. Sometimes you still have to see a doctor. Not like before, when I thought I was a rare disease by nature, when there was always something.

However, I cannot profile myself as someone who survived psychiatry. After that happy experienced period, I have become a client of psychiatry again. After all that I have heard about my condition now, I have stated that I could very well be profiled as seriously mentally ill. Since I have been allowed to understand this, I can apparently also compare all other seriously mentally ill people to myself. As a result, my understanding of serious mental illness has changed. I believe that there are mentally ill people who hear voices and see hallucinations, who are unable to work due to their illness, etc., but the problem is that the doctors see me as ill. So what can you believe? Are all psychiatric illnesses completely different than they are made out to be, or are psychiatric professionals lacking in reality when it comes to my diagnosis? For the diagnosis they love so much? For a diagnosis that just gets the patient stuck in something they may not belong to.

Read the rest of this article on Mad in Finland

SHARE
Previous articlePrivate Film Screening & Director Discussion: Saving Minds
Next articleA community response to mental health & substance use
MITUK’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for fundamentally re-thinking theory and practice in the field of mental health in the UK, and promoting positive change. We believe that the current diagnostically-based paradigm of care has comprehensively failed, and that the future lies in non-medical alternatives which explicitly acknowledge the causal role of social and relational conflicts, abuses, adversities and injustices.