The Anti-psychiatry crowd wants it both ways. They called for deinstitutionalization calling it unethical, and that everything could be done with outpatient therapy.
Now that they’re out of the asylums, they say that pharmacology is useless. So what IS to be done with the insane?
They belong back in the asylums where they can’t do any harm, and no that doesn’t mean that they have to be beaten or chained to beds to do so.
There are hundreds of homeless living under and around a bridge in New Orleans. More than likely, most of them need to be institutionalized for one form of psychosis or another and aren't taking medications they need. Letting people shoot 6 year olds is much more unethical than hospitalization of the mental ill. Of course, if they bring mental institutions back, they will only be for government resistant, God fearing, country loving, constitution believing, conservatives who need to be reprogrammed because they didn't go to the leftist university communist training program for 4 years.
“The Anti-psychiatry crowd wants it both ways.”
Labeling anyone that questions some conclusions or actions of the psych community “the anti-psychiatry crowd” is just emotional language designed to marginalize anything they might say. It’s a typical leftist tactic used to silence debate. Just because these folks are doctors with advanced degrees, does not mean that they should be free from public scrutiny or debate.