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    1.) Briefly explain the fundamental beliefs of the anti-psychiatry movement. The fundamental beliefs of anti-psychiatry movement. First, families, institutions, and the state are as much of the cause of illness as a person’s biological functioning or genetic make-up. Second, they oppose the medical. And lastly, they believed that certain religious and ethnic groups were oppressed because they were oppressed because they were seen as abnormal. 2.) What changes to psychiatry do anti-psychiatry advocates call for? The changes to psychiatry that anti-psychiatry advocate for is “humane psychiatry”. Where they challenge psychiatric language and the illusion of bio-medical. They need to be more sympathetic to social-economic. With labels changed and…

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    Capitated ACTS Model

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    Another example, in California, a capitated program (set price per person) named STRIDES (Steps Towards Recovery, Independence, Dignity, Empowerment, and Success), is a close replica to the ACTS model. There is a low caseloads, 24 hour availability, weekly meetings, and medication monitoring. In addition, there are substance abuse counselors and employment specialists available to clients (Chandler, Spicer, Wagner, & Hargreaves, 1999). Chandler et al., 1999, conducted a study of 60…

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    Mcma Pros And Cons

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    The American 1950s. A time of change and revolt. Psychiatric methods were far different and more archaic than today’s treatment measures. Solutions were often violent or manipulative, sometimes led by medication and drugs. Ken Kesey, an American author in the’50s, was, around this same time, paid to test the drug LSD in a government-sponsored experiment. Concurrently, Kesey worked the night shift on a mental ward in Oregon. While working on the ward, Kesey began to speculate that the patients…

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    The psychoanalytic theory “The divided self” by Rd Laing describes how everyone has multiple personalities that changes depending on the environment they are in. McMurphy from the novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is a prime example of someone with a divided self. He is placed in an environment that challenges and tests him as a person. As a result, he has created his own two personas each with their own goals and moral compass. Nurse Ratched, his main antagonist, knows about his personal…

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    inmates are released they have nowhere to go, they lack family and community support so they end up coming back to the prison within a couple month. After released from the prison, most inmates stopped their treatment, got worse, and commit a crime. From Thomas Szasz: 6. Thomas Szasz argues that our response to suicide is related to social control, rather than helping. What are some of the ways that psychiatry and other institutions implement social control when addressing a suicidal person?…

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    Think about this situation, you are at school and suddenly there is an earthquake tornado or some other natural disaster. Sadly most of the students are killed, later the parents are called in to help identify some of the remains. How are these parents going to figure out if this corpse is their child? Hmmm… maybe by what they saw their child walk out of the house in that morning, so uniforms actually could cause a problem instead of help fix them.      School uniforms…

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    In the novel Shrink Wrapped, author David Liebert includes many aspects that would acknowledge the novel as a part of the antipsychiatry movement. This novel includes the communal theme of “what is mental illness?” Shrink Wrapped follows the main proponents of anti-psychiatry through the development of three key factors. The first key proponent of this novel advocates that mental illness gives people an excuse to reduce personal obligation and responsibly for themselves. The second main factor…

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    The miracles of modern medicine are self-evident. Have a cough? Take some syrup. Got an infection? Take some antibiotics. Not entirely right in the head? There’s countless dozens of psychiatric medications out there that could placate, even eliminate, your symptoms. There’s no question that these medications are at least somewhat effective treatments to the ills that continue to plague mankind today. Or is there? Medical journalist Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic – the damning…

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    Largely today, the treatment of depression in the United States has become synonymous with taking a pill in order to make all of your troubles go away. As such, the prescribing of anti-depressant medications to patients with depression and other psychiatric disorders by doctors has become a priority to the pharmaceutical industry. Treating depression like one would with a headache has become incredibly lucrative to doctors, patients, and pharmaceutical companies. Evident through the robust…

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    people is often difficult because they face humiliation verbally or physically from others. As such, this website is very useful to people who are trying to liberate themselves from the stigma that comes with being a psychiatric patient. The design of the “Antipsychiatry Coalition” website is such that it makes use of links to provide information on various issues that revolve around mental illness and psychiatry (Antipsychiatry, 2015). For instance, the link on “myth of psychiatric diagnosis”…

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