Generally and SpecificallyBy Patricia Lefave
The kind of psychiatrist who would enter a Speed diagnosing contest, or who sees nothing wrong with that, is the kind you should particularly run from at top SPEED.1
If you are a psychiatrist who sees nothing wrong
with that, what are you thinking
that allows you to avoid
seeing it? Can you imagine oncologists holding a contest like that.Name that Cancer!
The one who names that cancer the fastest
, even if you have never even met the patient, gets an all expenses paid trip to Cancun! Woo hoo!
Of the eight or so psychiatrists with whom I have had personal
contact, there are three of them that I actually like
, as human beings, who might even have been friends if we had met under different circumstances. I am also connected online to a number of mental illness professionals, some of them academics or psychiatrists themselves, who are fighting against
bio psych and who think very much about it as I do, and as a lot of ex mental patients and psych survivours do too. Of course these ones too tend to talk to
, or with
, labelled people "as if" we were all equal humans
rather than AT
"them". Generally, the bio psych system does not like THEMeither
I believe that some people who become psychiatrists, do so, in the first place, for the best of reasons and are genuinely
motivated by the desire to help people and to try to help to heal the world of it's chaos, confusion and generalized angst. They just picked the wrong job
as the vehicle for their good intentions. They would probably have made really great
humanistic, transpersonal psychologists.
These are also the ones that the bio-psych system, now being pushed and promoted, like PCP laced with cyanide gets pushed as a really great
trip by a drug dealer, who will be chosen
by the system, to try to pressure
of their jobs. They will ostracize them, ignore them, correct and malign their character, just like all OTHER
dysfunctional group systems
do it, and in the same way that causes some of "us," currently
controlled by our invalidating labels2
to land in a psychiatrist's office, in the first
place. I know one now who has been told she is "psychotic" if she thinks a certain system of thought is abusive. Welcome to my "club."
have often tried to talk to one of them
about what has happened to us, while trying to resolve a problem with a group of people, who invalidate the crap out of us for disagreeing
with the dysfunctional system, of which we are an unwilling, resisting, non compliant, members.
Many of these resistant psychiatrists will give up trying and quit, while the ones who embrace
the reductionism, the growing power and control of those
defective others, will rise to the top of the pyramid that promotes and rewards them, like the cream in a dairy farm bucket or
scum on the pond...depending of course, on your point of view of the system and your "interpretation" of the abstract idea of "rising to the top."
I just have no respect for authority do I?
No. I don't. Because "authority" without
detail on what that "authority" actuallystands
for, is a meaningless
concept and an idea that sits at a point of potential
only. Abstract ideas and generalizations, without CONNECTION
to the concrete specific details that define
them are meaningless
and are useful only as jumping off points for further clarification and debate, as conversation stoppers, or for hypnotic induction
. Cults, and cult like, organizations just LOVE them.
Yes master.....I will obey....I want you to like me......I will be who you want me to be.....am I smiling
enough for you?
is a character flaw but only
if it is one of "us" finding
the faults in those "others" who are finding all the faults in us, for finding out
about their covert fault finding, which we must
by having another
fault of listening to their
conversations, or something, which we don't really
hear anyway, as they don't say anything
, to anyone, about us, and we only think they do because we are stupid and/or crazy..and since
we are stupid/crazy they can tell others about
us from three feet away, since we
won't know what they
are talking about anyway..not that they do
that of course and if we say
they do, why... we must be crazy.......
Do you get the "infinite nature" of this kind of "training", no matter by what name
it gets called?
I am going to do a piece demonstrating this unseen group phenomenon out of of one of R.D. Laing's case studies from fifty or sixty years ago. You will have a harder time trying to explain this
as something I just "made up" myself to "seek attention."
Don't you just hate it when something is written down
and made too real
so that you can't just deny it exists?
Get the irony there? Now which one of you students locally will take the opportunity to walk up to within four feet of me and spew with contempt, I doubt if SHE would know what irony even meant! -Whichwon't be a new experience for me...in my imagination of course.2
and the message
that sends to all who are informed of them