Mental health care: where did all it go so wrong?
Psychiatric wards can be pretty claustrophobic places ... Byron's status on the ward was voluntary, meaning that legally he was well within his rights to leave at any time, accompanied or otherwise. But this can be a murky area, as Byron explained ...
Is Atheism A Mental Illness?
A man in Nigeria is being held in a psychiatric ward on request of his family for not believing ... than those who chose to believe in what they see as fairy tales. Is this a mental illness? Could atheism be seen as an abnormality of the brain?
'There Is No Definition of a Mental Disorder'
"There is no definition of a mental disorder," Allen Frances tells him. "It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it....These concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries." Frances should know. As the lead ...
Held In A Psychiatric Ward & Called “Delusional” For Saying 9/11 Was An Inside Job
I was wrongly diagnosed as delusional by the psychiatric staff of Ward 7 at Northland Base Hospital in Whangarei ... orchestrated by criminal elements inside the US Administration. A definition of delusional: relating to, based on, or affected by delusions.
Psychiatry’s bible, the DSM, is doing more harm than good
When a social worker in the psychiatric ward advised the patient to go on permanent disability ... Frances has even said that “there is no definition of a mental disorder. . . . These concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely.”