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  •  What does this have to do with psychosis ??? (1+ / 0-)
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    Individuals who experience psychotic breaks are dangers to themselves and others.

    It doesn't matter whether you are gay, or a Scientology member, or someone else with a beef against psychiatry. Treating psychotic breaks is part of the core business of psychiatry.

    Also, don't be too sure that Mitt Romney would do well if put through an evaluation. After all, he killed Leola Anderson driving head-on into a Mercedes-Benz in 1968. He then lied about it for decades, including inventing an imaginary priest "Albert Marie" to blame it on.

    Mitt also claimed to have been in a "three-day coma" out of that accident. We have photos of him awake and alert the next morning -- plus eye witness recollection of speaking with him.

    On what "scale" was Virginia worse off than Mitt is today ??? She was given to histrionics, not sociopathic narcissism.

    "We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

    by bontemps2012 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 02:56:40 PM PST

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    •  Virginia Woolf committed suicide (0+ / 0-)

      The GAF score for that is presumably a 1.

      I was responding to a post which correctly pointed out that "suicidal ideation" (GAF 1-10) is very common, and that "psychologists measure psychopathy semantically". (Clinical) psychologists do not diagnose psychopathy (or anything else in DSM) by objective measurements (fMRI, SNPs, protein chemistry, RNA heat maps etc).

      •  Sorry, GAF 1-10 is suicidal "act" (0+ / 0-)

        not "ideation". Neverthess some of the most creative people who every lived would committed "suicidal acts", often successfully. Many LGBTs (including myself) have also done so.

        Shrinks used to sterilize "feebleminded" people to prevent their genes from polluting the noble American gene pool. After Hitler discredited that practice, they switched to electroshocking the gay out of children. After Stonewall, they switched to torturing trans kids with "behavior modifications" such as parental beatings. The champion of this latter method is Dr Kenneth Zucker, who is the current chairman of the Gender Dysphoria subcommittee for DSM-V

    •  Also, dismissing the human rights abuses (0+ / 0-)

      of psychiatry/psychology against LGBT people as a "beef" is why we call you people bastards.

      •  That is a legitimate beef. (0+ / 0-)

        I'm not disputing that terrible things have been done to gays. Not at all. Medical practice and technology -- I'm on the technology side -- developed slowly, over centuries.

        Still, today, that sad history has nothing whatsoever to do with trying to treat mentally ill individuals, particularly where hallucinations present. Those folks commit suicide far more often than they hurt anybody else.

        And in most cases the underlying schizophrenia can be ameliorated with drug treatment. That treatment results in a more or less normal life. Even happiness.

        Best of luck to you.

        "We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

        by bontemps2012 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 03:42:24 AM PST

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