2013/08/01

“Psychiatry was institutionalized

  Thousands wander haplessly caught between the pretenses of social assistance help half way houses and the medication maintenance programmes.  of course there are-the ones who are used in experimental trials conducted in psychiatric institutes throughout North American.
even the best organizations in this province play a role in maintanining the concept of mental illness thereby reinforcing what

Deinstitutionalizion victimized thousands close to 20 000 patients .  In Quebec one continues to see the results of this degradation down in the name of medical progress and keeping a clean face on the image of madness. it is a repetition that goes on forever in the assembly line factory that produces and reproduces generation and after generation of the 'mentally ill' and their kin and the necessity to prop them up with fake and false interventions and  so called 'treatments.'

The labels are rife. As are the treatments.


Let me cite this old article of Foucault's which already had described and explained these realities years ago!

 

“Psychiatry was institutionalized as social safety, as hygiene of the whole social body. It was a branch of public hygiene, so you can see that in order to exist as an institution of knowledge, that is to say, as a well-founded and justifiable medical knowledge, psychiatry had to undertake two simultaneous codifications. First of all, it had to codify madness as illness; pathologize its disorders, errors, and illusions, and undertake analyses—symptomatologies, nosographies, prognoses, observations, clinical files, et cetera—to 


bring this public hygiene, or the social safety it was responsible for, as close as possible to medical knowledge and thereby enable this system of protection to function in the name of medical knowledge. 


However, you can see that a second, simultaneous codification was also required. 

Madness had to be codified at the same time as danger, that is to say, psychiatry had to make madness appear as the bearer of a number of dangers, that is to say, psychiatry had to make madness appear as the bearer of a number of dangers, as the bearer of risks, and as a result of this psychiatry, as the knowledge of mental illness, could function as public hygiene.  


Roughly, on the one hand, psychiatry made an entire part of public hygiene function as medicine and, on the other, it made the knowledge, prevention, and possible cure of mental illness function as an absolutely necessary form of social precaution against a number of fundamental dangers linked to the very existence of madness.”



— Michel Foucault, Abnormal, 5 February 1975, p.118-119


These collusive myths endure to this day   ~ THE  intertwiing of the state 'mental health' public 'hygiene' and
psychiatric intervention.