The debate above shows the utter farce of Irish Psychiatry.
As usual, nobody who actually has experienced psychiatry- or as Pat Bracken calls them the ‘service users’- are represented on the show.
In the following video- a typical example of the patient/psychiatrist divide is illustrated by a woman who was forcibly drugged and Electro-Shocked.
The condescending manner of psychiatrists towards their ‘patients’ is clearly illustrated by Anne Jeffers here. Psychiatry is about power and ego- nothing else.
Psychiatrists excuse their drug treatments away by claiming that they don’t have funding for talk-therapists, yet many consultant psychiatrists are paid hundreds of thousands a year- how about they take a cut in their wages and employ a psychologist and psychotherapist to work alongside them? They won’t do this because they want to keep their monopoly on the lucrative business of ‘mental health’- a business which uses human distress as fodder…
Lundbeck, The manufacturers of SSRI Cipramil are the main sponsors of the Irish association of Suicidology- Check out the document below and ask yourself- how lucrative is human distress for the pharmaceutical industry and psychiatrists in Ireland?