Psychiatry and oppression: a personal account of compulsory admission and medical treatment.

  title={Psychiatry and oppression: a personal account of compulsory admission and medical treatment.},
  author={B. Gray},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={35 4},
  • B. Gray
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Schizophrenia bulletin
Dr B.G. is an academic and researcher in the field of mental health and was also diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2003, when he spent a total of 12 months in a mental health hospital. In this article, he relates his personal experience and story to make a polemical and admittedly one-sided case against traditional psychiatry and compulsory medical treatment. He ties his experience to espouse a modern antipsychiatry. Dr B.G. concludes that there needs to be more attention paid to voice hearers… Expand
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