‘Ik ben weggestuurd uit de psychiatrie. Noem het academische inquisitie’. ‘Eigenlijk hebben ze mij geëxcommuniceerd.’
Bron: de Volkskrant
Bram Bakker is niet alleen. Hij bereikt als BN’er de media maar denk eens aan alle geleerden en hulpverleners die worden verdrukt zonder dat ze de media bereiken! Het gaat ook om meer subtiele invloeden.
Lees bijvoorbeeld de volgende e-mail van journalist Robert Whitaker, auteur van twee bestsellers over de psychiatrie in Amerika (Mad in America en Anatomy of an Epidemic, vermeld in de top 10 boeken van Scientific American):
Yours is a good question. I think at the moment American society as a whole is rather confused about psychiatry. There is a growing suspicion among the public that psychiatry really doesn’t know much about the “biology” of mental disorders, despite all of its claims to the contrary, and there is a growing suspicion that the drugs aren’t all that great. Moreover, there is a growing recognition that psychiatry is totally compromised by pharmaceutical money. At the same time–and I know this is odd–the public does generally view criticism of psychiatric drugs as coming from people with a bias. So it’s a confused picture.
You’ve put your finger on an important problem. The presence of Scientologists in this debate serves to deligitimize criticism that arises from an honest examination of the science. The public has this vague sense that the criticism arises from religious principles rather than from a look at what the science really has to say.
As for the rest of the medical profession, well, doctors basically belong to a big tribe, and part of the tribal rules are that those in one discipline don’t publicly criticize the doctors in another discipline. This keeps non-psychiatrist doctors from weighing in on the matter, and as far as criticism that arises from within psychiatry, psychiatry as a field has been very successful in letting its members know that they will be ex-communicated and their careers will suffer if they speak too critically. Psychiatrists are allowed to make minor concessions, such as saying that pharmaceutical money has become too influential, but they are not allowed to say that the drugs don’t really work.
So it’s complicated. Think of a society that has bought into a medical delusion, and that’s where we’re at in the U.S. The public knows that something isn’t right, but at the same time it maintains its general belief in the medical model story.
Robert Whitaker zegt dat eerlijke psychiaters en hulpverleners die kritiek uiten op de psychiatrie op efficiente wijze worden geëxcommuniceerd. Dat is hoe de psychiatrie het medische dogma in stand houdt. Ze snoeren de mond van oprechte geleerden en propageren hun dogma met miljarden budgetten van de farmaceutische industrie.