Talk:Psychiatric Liberation

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Perhaps this page's name and maybe even content should be changed to more accurately reflect what might academically be taught established schools. Maybe it could be changed to be about the sociology of mental illness or about theories of how mental illness is socially constructed (are these two ideas that different?), both of which seem to be topics covered in established universities. --Remi 00:19, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

I would think Sociology of Mental Health Activism, with whatever the person who started it was talking about Shamanism and Herbs being under Alternative Medicine.--Recovery Psychology 20:57, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

I think because, whomever started it, they may have been shooting for a sociology of mental illness (from an anti-psychiatry prespective, that believes more in holistic or natural cures) but unless they return to add some more or contest it, I am not really sure. As for if the two different ideas, I think they are both one of the same just seen from two different prespectives--Recovery Psychology 06:57, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

It could also go under rehabilitation or politics; my personal view being that the term "Recovery" should be employed; I also hold that "Liberation" is more like "Deinstitutionalization" or "Civil Rights" therefore political. I myself am trying to establish "Recovery Psychology" being that it has been determined by many working in mental health that persons with mental illness do recover. Many feel this is just buzzword politicking...But I feel recovery as a term suggests the very reason why a person goes to a doctor in the first place. While I want to contribute as much as possible here I feel there is a bias issue, what I want to establish from what has already been established. Simply "Recovery" is a form of liberation. How does psychology define behavior? Psychology typically defines behavior as anything that a living organism does...if this "Recovery Movement" wants to assert that people do recover but they fail to acknowledge there being a relationship of psychology to the mental health system, then they are just in denial. --Recovery Psychology 03:26, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

This stuff seems to relate to Korzybski's work. Should we reference it? (The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.3.159.177 (talkcontribs) 07:13, 8 April 2008)

If you are referring to A. Korzybski, as in Science and Sanity the philosophy of General Sementics, which would be the precursor to Large Group Awareness Training seminars and Neuro-Linguistic Programming courses. I would not know how any of that might fit in; other than there is a semi-controversal group Scientology that is in inovolved with the Antipsychiatry movement, they are closely associated with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (I might have that name wrong) but I would like to read anything about it.--Recovery Psychology 13:32, 9 April 2008 (UTC)