[Off-topic] Requests author discusses MentalHealthError exception

Larry Martell larry.martell at gmail.com
Mon Feb 29 17:40:20 EST 2016

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 12:33 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> writes:
>> On Monday, February 29, 2016 at 10:26:32 PM UTC+5:30, Ben Finney wrote:
>> > Ian Kelly  writes:
>> >
>> > > On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 9:21 AM, Larry Martell  wrote:
>> > > > I found this to be a very sad story. Sure, he had some issues, but I
>> > > > don't think they needed to drug him, and take all that he had
>> > > > learned away from him and turn him back into what he was before.
>> > >
>> > > "All that he had learned" meaning his delusions and psychoses?
>> >
>> > Indeed. If a revelation is unconnected to reality, it's misleading to
>> > say that one has "learned" it.
>> And who is the last arbiter on that 'reality'?
> A nice academic question. Not appropriate when we're discussing a real
> person's psychotic episodes. Neither you nor I are experts in whether an
> experience is psychosis, and the person already has an expert diagnosis.
> So please don't de-rail into the weeds of second-guessing an expert in
> mental health. Unless you know the person's mental health better than
> their doctor (and you do not), don't second-guess the diagnosis they
> received.

I think for the most part, the mental health industry is most
interested in pushing drugs and forcing people into some status quo.

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