The Threat to the Brain
Are Psychiatrists Necessary?
A book by Christopher Hoskins
Christopher Hoskins is the son of a distinguished cardiologist and has a degree in philosophy from Cambridge. In his early twenties he had mental troubles causing him to go to a psychoanalyst for many years. It was this growing awareness of the fate of others with mental health problems that incited him to write this book.
This book explains why the claim of psychiatry to be scientific is deeply flawed.
The time has come to question the accepted use of psychiatrists and their effect on people whose behaviours is said to be due to mental illness.
Why is it that anyone who acts outside the expected norm, are always defined as mad?
When considering psychiatry, which is dominated by the medical model, we find that physical harm is definitely done to patients. From the extreme case of lobotomy to ECT and to drug treatment, brain damage is part of the package and in many cases the brain is irreparable.
Once placed in a mental institution for whatever reason, they have no rights of appeal and are treated against their will supposedly for their own good. They are entirely dependant on the inclinations of the psychiatrists as to their mental condition. How can this be right?
Psychotherapy of one kind or another is the only external help that can be given to anyone in mental distress, which does no permanent harm and which can bring inestimable benefit.
Book available from June Press PO Box 119
Totnes Devon TQ9 7WA