[Off-topic] Requests author discusses MentalHealthError exception

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Feb 29 18:29:43 EST 2016


On 29/02/2016 22:40, Larry Martell wrote:
> 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.
>

I am disgusted by your comments.  I'll keep my original reply in reserve.

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Mark Lawrence



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