torsdag 29 november 2007

The Pharmaceutical Industry and Psychiatry…

photo on Friedrich Nietzsche.

A philosopher Einar Øverenget in Norway is worried over the connections between the pharmaceutical industry and the psychiatry. His impression is that psychiatry is in moral crisis. Here a posting in Norwegian media about this, with a heading that translated would be something in the style ”Lack of culture and cowardice”.

This philosopher has been writing about the psychiatry the whole autumn and he feels people are worried about the development of psychiatry. People have taken contact with him via phone, text-messages on cell-phone, e-mail, yes, even in the grocery store. People are afraid of going out in public with their concerns about these issues.

It’s the same with the critic about the use of diagnosis. People in the profession which criticises the diagnostic are at risk of being met with ruling-techniques where they also are labelled as "divergent". A normal human being doesn’t criticize the psychiatry, even if the opposite of being critical is to be uncritical as it stands in this article (quite ironically???). People shall just uncritically accept and swallow everything, silently and obediently? Keep quiet?

A study was published in USA last year about the bonds between the pharmaceutical industry and the psychiatry, and it got a lot of attention there according to the author of the article (see links in th article!).

I also came to search for facts about the fascism (in English and in Swedish), Nietzsche's übermensch (here too) and found something about the Great Man theory a theory I didn’t know existed.

If I had time I should have written about what Miller writes about Friedrich Nietzsche, what formed him and his ideas. Maybe more about that later. About Nietzsche at Wikipedia. About Alice Miller, her books and Nietzsche at The Natural Child Project.

Once again I came to think of what Anna Luise Kirkengen writes about the vulnerable human being and the philosopher Avishai Margalit. And the most vulnerable later in life are the ones that were most badly treated early in life, maybe very early in life? Treating our children the best way possible from the outermost beginning would be to give them the best start and a greater ability to handle things later in life? Handle them constructively...

The Wall of Silence which has descended everywhere in society the last decade? People afraid of speaking out loudly about things? Not least at workplaces?

2 kommentarer:

Anonym sa...

You don't understand. To have a divergent view in the area of psychiatry is to have a psychiatric problem.

k sa...

Yes, if you have a divergent idea there is something wrong with you. It is exactly as you write.