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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

So far as I'm concerned, it's f/MentalWellbeing, where we've had discussions like this one. But maybe we could use a more specific forum.

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LetMeOutThisIsNotaDance OP wrote

I will check it out.

But I think we could benefit from a more specific forum, I was sad when I found out psychiatric reform is not such a big movement as it is in my country (just made a rant about my country in other forum, but I really appreciate this movement). So many people are getting mentally ill nowadays and it's important that people know there is better alternatives than the ones we currently use.

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

Feel welcome to start one and make it cool. I'm interested in these topics and would like to see what you come up with, and I'll contribute where I am able.

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

How come?

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ziq wrote (edited )

probably because not everyone that uses it is anti-psychology.

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

Not sure how radicals could be pro-psychology! It's normativity at its worst most of the time.

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thekraken wrote (edited )

I find the whole subject questionable at best. Ridiculous groups like Scientologists hate psychiatry, and they're bloody vapid useless pieces of crap. A movement that garners supporters like that doesn't exactly come across as at all sensible. What is the rational basis for being against psychiatry (as a medical discipline)?

Edit: Hey you. Yeah, the one downvoting without providing any actual response to the question / premise for your position. That only serves to indicate your lack of ability to justify your belief. Perhaps try to actually explain your position instead of just trying to bury someone questioning it. If it has any rational basis that shouldn't be too difficult. The revolution will not be started by someone stuffing their fingers in their ears and going 'LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE ASKING ME TO ACTUALLY SUPPORT MY POSITIONS'. ;)

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thekraken wrote

Well, your reasoning does make sense, though I am skeptical of movements that seem to be anti-science in general. But questioning things, especially when they try to define what 'normal' is, does seem to be a good idea. We just have to be careful to not become dogmatic about it, I suppose.

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

Also not the person downvoting you.

I agree with you that Scientology is no basis for a judgement against psychiatry, but that isn't a basis to judge all groups that are against it. There are tonnes of respectable fields that are against psychiatry and/or psychology. I listed just a few in the post I made when I tried to change the name of the forum, and I encourage you to look them up. They are listed here.

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