Anonymous asked: i'm the previous anon and i do have every idea about the reality of it all. i think psychiatry is fucked up beyond all recognition when it comes to teenagers, but the experience i have had as an adult (nearing 30) is a total sea change in comparison. i went through the wringer when i was a teenager wrt that stuff and stayed off meds for ten miserable years, and now i've come to terms...
Anonymous asked: A lot of things hurt people. Is that a reason to OPPOSE psychiatry? I mean, there are definitely a lot of very legitimate critiques one could make of the current state of psychiatry, but I don't think outright opposition to the entire practice is very productive. Especially when there are a lot of people out there who benefit from it in some way...
Anonymous asked: Ugh, I have to agree with on psychiatry. I'm diagnosed with bipolar II and am addicted (and recovering) from self harm and I went through 3 psychiatrists. The first one didn't really listen to me and implied that I was fat, the second one refuse to believe me when I actually found something that helped me and got me off the pills, and the third took every single chance she could to push...
blinko asked: re: your "psychiatry is relevant" post, I happen to be writing a zine on this very topic (the relevance of a critique of psychiatry to radical feminism) now, and if you'd like I would be happy to send you one when I'm done. You seem like a more 3rd wave influenced / liberal feminist but nonetheless I think it is relevant to all of us, I just happen to be writing specifically to...
This illustrates why i’m reluctant to discuss psychiatry: I say: “psychiatry hurts people”. The response: “do you not think diabetics should take their insulin?”. You understand why this is frustrating, i hope.
Anonymous asked: Do any of those books address other means to treat mental illnesses or do they mostly focus on the downfalls of psychiatry? Spending all my life being told that psychiatry is THE ONLY WAY to deal with a mental illness, I'd really like to learn about viable options.
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Not even slightly. And none of the authors of those books i listed is a Scientologist either—as far as i’m aware.
Anonymous asked: Why do you oppose psychiatry?
Anonymous asked: When you said you were antipsychiatry (ages ago) did you mean you are against drugs being used to treat mental illness or that you do not believe mental illness exists at all?
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madness-narrative: The enduring psychiatric myth is that particular personal, interpersonal and social problems in living are manifestations of ‘mental illness’ or ‘mental disease’, which can only be addressed by ‘treatment’ with psychiatric drugs. Psychiatric drugs are used only to control ‘patient’ behaviour and do not ‘treat’ any specific pathology in the sense understood by physical...
Anonymous asked: I admire your blog i wish mine was more like it also on another note if you dislike psychiatry you might like Deleuze and Guattari although they mainly focus on psychoanalysis. Also what do you think of Sedgwick (epistemology of the closet)?
List of books about psychiatry i've recently read
Because i was asked to make this rebloggable. I don’t necessarily endorse or decry any of the views in these books. Readers can make their own minds up. Except Simon Baron Cohen. The guy is an ass and he doesn’t even get the digits of pi correct in that book, let alone anything else. I abhor him. The Myth of Mental Illness Psychiatry: The Science of Lies The Emperor’s New...
distractedandclueless asked: Would you please either add your list of psychiatry books to your 'Books books books (etc)' page or make a reblogable post?
Anonymous asked: You haven't posted anymore about psychiatry!
rea-sunshine replied to your post: Hi is there a proper term for a women that doesn’t have a vagina but who isn’t Trans? Also do you think that the Vulva is an acceptable symbol for women’s liberation? There is a proper term for a woman without a vagina who isn’t trans. It’s “woman.” Of course, yes. Obviously woman. I read the question as asking for a descriptor, though.
Anonymous asked: Hi is there a proper term for a women that doesn't have a vagina but who isn't Trans? Also do you think that the Vulva is an acceptable symbol for women's liberation?
Anonymous asked: I found many radfems critiquing "cisgender" arguing that cisprivilege doesn't exist, man-privilege (masculine privilege) does. "The cis/trans binary doesn't account for experiences of people w/ complicated, blended, or changing gender identities & furthermore gender identity is internal, subjective experience." How do you feel about the usage of cis/transgender?
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Anonymous asked: I think Caitlin Moran is not getting as much "attention" (not really the best word) because of who she is and what she does. I don't pay any attention to her because she doesn;t really have a huge pull in the American Mainstream, as where Daniel Tosh does. Really Tosh is more popular and this isn't the first time someone called him out on his offensive comedy bits.
the--abimonster-deactivated2012 asked: Thanks. I never really noticed that before - have lost a little respect.