Working as a nurse with disturbed children, guest writer Joe Kamm has a very unique perspective on how many people end up addicted to drugs. A provokative
IN HER OWN WORDSA SHOCK THERAPY SURVIVOR
Source: – PsychSearch
Woman explains the difference between how she was treated at a hospital for a physical condition versus a mental one.
Former patients who say they were abused while being treated at Lake Alice Hospital in the 1970s will take their case to the United Nations.
Minister of Health Pete Hodgson needs to explain the decision to withhold one-third of the compensation awarded to former patients of the Lake Alice mental hospital, says National party health spokesman Jonathan Coleman.
Continued delays in paying out compensation to Paul Zentfeld, a claimant in the Lake Alice compensation case, are completely unsatisfactory, says National’s Associate Health spokesman (Mental Health), Dr Jonathan Coleman.
Opposition parties are urging Health Minister Jonathan Coleman to intervene and remove an autistic man from the tiny, isolated unit where he has been held for five years.Ashley Peacock, 37, lives in…
Dr. Daniel Fisher presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Neurological Devices Panel examining the reclassification of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) devices on January 27, 2011. These are his remarks as published in the public record of the meeting. I represent a national mental health consumer organization, to answer an earlier question, the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, which represents millions of mental health consumers. I do not have any financial relationship with the manufacturers of ECT devices. I base my testimony on my practice as a board certified psychiatrist, my neurochemical research at National Institute of Mental Health, and my 19 years of directing a federally funded technical assistance center, the National Empowerment Center. I’m appalled that the FDA is considering downgrading ECT devices from Class III to Class II, the same classification as a wheelchair. In my expert opinion, and that of a recent review of ECT literature by Drs. Reed
this is also as close as i can get to how we where treated in Lake Alice Hospital New Zealand most of us where not mentally ill just no room in other facilities for wards of the state we went in as normal children and came out with PTSD
we took our case to the UN and they ruled in our favour and still the govt refuse to take responsibility and give us access to rehab and compo for the torture and sexual abuse