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Thank you to our readers, subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook fans. As of today, the blog has been viewed 5,000 times in the month of October. Do keep reading, and if you have any suggestions for future posts, feel free to leave them in the comments, message us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/humanrightsblog) or post to our Facebook Fan Page.

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  1. Dorothee Krien
    November 1, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Congratulations, Ms Enright.
    May I suggest that you include Human Rights in mental health? The Mental Health Act is most likely the most unjust act every enforced.
    A person with a so-called mental disorder is deprived of human rights (liberty, physical and mental integrity) the moment he/she is detained. Even hardened criminals have more rights than someone who is involuntarily detained. A detained criminal has the right to a lawwyer, a “mental” patient doesn’t. Psychiatrists can start to force medication on a patient without any prior physical examination. A patient may be depressed because of an underfunctioning thyroid or because they have too high levels of mercury and live in the vicinity of a mobile phone mast. Those are know factors for triggering depression.
    Compared to criminal law it is the prison wardens who investigate the case i.e psychiatrists, who have a serious conflict of interest because the hospital, that pays them, profits from the treatment and they can tamper with the “crime scene” i.e self of the patient, before a tribunal is held.
    Some well-known Irish psychiatrists have started a witch hunt against Dr Michael Corry who referred to evidence that acts of homicide can be caused by an adverse reaction to SSRI antidepressants. If patients were at least warned of the extreme danger then they may ask for help, but these Irish psychiatrists admamently deny a danger at all.
    Don’t you and your fellow human rights lawyers think that the victims of psychatric ignorance and abuse deserve truth and justice?
    The two review studies by Breggin (2003) and Healy (2006) show the grave dangers of SSRIs.
    http://www.breggin.com/31-49.pdf
    Suicidality, violence and mania cause by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs): A review and analysis
    http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0030372
    Antidepressants and Violence: Problems at the Interface of Medicine and Law

    • November 1, 2009 at 3:10 am

      Thanks for the feedback.We’ll do our best to find a suitable mental health law expert to post on this, and of course will cover news relevant to the Mental Health Act 2001 as it is reported.

  2. November 1, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I would like to congratulate Dorothee Krien on her excellent comment on human rights in the ‘mental health’ system. The present mental heath act is a very effective way to deny those who are labelled ‘mentally ill’ their human rights. People are not only denied their rights but they are the recipients of criminal actions by the very people who falsely claim to ‘help’ them.
    When people complain about the adverse effects of drugs they are told they have a phobia about medicine etc. etc.
    They are diagnosed, without any medical evidence, by doctors who claim that their’s is a medical problem, a so called ‘illness’.
    All the language to describe their problems is medical e.g. schizophrenia, bi-polar etc.etc. yet their is no scientific test to validated their diagnoses. The word diagnose means to understand. This false logic is beyond belief yet the majority of the population have no problem in accepting this as fact.
    Is it because it a very profitable, convenient way to deny that human suffering exists and we are all responsible?

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