Defence Forces and psychiatry

It’s been reported that there have been no applications following an advertisement to fill the role of Defence Forces psychiatrist.

The medical corps has apparently been without a psychiatrist since May 2018. It was reported in the Times as a bad thing, but when you learn the truth about psychiatry, its labels and its treatments, some of which create suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviour, the lack of a psychiatrist is probably a blessing in disguise for those who protect our country.

It’s therefore a good time to repeat what Sir Winston Churchill wrote about psychiatrists. His words are as applicable today as they were when he wrote them in December 1942. He wrote the following:

“I am sure it would be sensible to restrict as much as possible the work of these gentleman, who are capable of doing an immense amount of harm with what may very easily degenerate into charlatanry. The tightest hand should be kept over them, and they should not be allowed to quarter themselves in large numbers upon the Fighting Services at the public expense. There are no doubt easily recognisable cases which may benefit from treatment of this kind, but it is wrong to disturb large numbers of healthy, normal men and women by asking the kind of odd questions in which the psychiatrists specialise. There are quite enough hangers-on and camp followers already.”

 


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