Years of abuse, neglect and trauma that I internalized as self-blame led to psychiatric hospitalization. The hospitalization itself as well as some of the interventions, particularly seclusion and restraint, added additional layers of damage.
Insulin Shock - a survivorʼs account of psychiatric torture. Although the Sakel Borderline (subcoma) Insulin Treatment and the Classical Shock Treatment have been at the disposal of the medical profession for more than a
Whenever there is violence involving someone with an apparent mental illness, there is a stepped-up demand for forced treatment of those, such as myself, who have a psychiatric diagnosis. However, leaving aside the violation of people’s
Mental illness is a coping mechanism. We know for sure that victims of horrendous childhood sexual abuse, most often by a family member from whom they can't escape, use such coping mechanisms as dissociation (going