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By René J. Muller
The prospect that the psychiatric occupation has damage instead of helped lots of its sufferers is quite disheartening; notwithstanding, mistaken diagnoses and flawed therapy are all too universal error in the box.
Author René Muller provides a revealing look at how psychiatry has failed an excellent majority of sufferers, all of the whereas spotting the valiant efforts made through psychiatrists who preserve their integrity and serve their sufferers good. the result's an enlightening critique of the profession―one that pits feedback of psychiatry's present organic relief and exaggerated supplies opposed to the amassed knowledge of a occupation that has struggled for a century and a part to appreciate and support people with psychological illness.
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Art seemed to favor his mother, while his sister had the father’s emotional constitution. At the very least, Art’s mother appeared to be schizotypal. In her poetry, she acknowledged having had experiences that could be consid ered psychotic, though as far as I know she had never been diagnosed with or treated for any mental disorder. No doubt, this was due in part to the support of her husband, who worshiped his wife and championed her poetry. I often wondered how Art’s mother would have fared had she not had this particular life partner.
And ultimately, it seems, out of his life as well. At this point I could no longer doubt that, since 1986, Adam had been hiding behind an illness he never had. Meanwhile, the illness he does have—an overarching fear of engaging in the world as he has come to know it—goes unrecognized and untreated. Such was the Faustian deal Adam struck with his psychiatrists. He played his get-out-of-life card and the psychiatrists played their own game back at him. They assumed he had some kind of brain chemical imbalance and medicated him relentlessly, as if some drug or combination of drugs would redress this imbalance and make him well.
Adam is from an upper-middle-class WASP family, and went to private school. He retains his gentility, but is unable to keep up with the friends he made before becoming ill. A high school classmate, who had made millions in his own business, stopped by the store one day and flashed a $15,000 Rolex watch. Adam was being paid $9 an hour to make sandwiches behind a deli counter. Since he was first hospitalized, Adam’s diagnosis has been changed from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder to schizoaffective disorder.
Doing Psychiatry Wrong: A Critical and Prescriptive Look at a Faltering Profession by René J. Muller