Joseph Doherty – failed by the mental health system

On 19 October 1991, Joseph Doherty was admitted into Gartnavel Royal Hospital in Glasgow. The following is the true story of what happened while he was in the care of the mental health system. A talented musician, Joseph had been unwell on the morning of 19 October 1991 when his brother Alex visited him at […]

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Provide help, not harm

It is difficult to understand the mindset of those who practice psychiatry, especially when it concerns ‘treatment’ that is more likely to be found in the armoury of a KGB interrogator rather than in the inventory of a ‘medical practitioner.’ CCHR received information about a physically frail person who had a DNR order, which stands […]

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The latest offering from researchers on shock ‘treatment’ is just more meaningless psychobabble

Shock treatment, otherwise known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), reared its ugly head this weekend when Dutch researchers suggested it could be used on people diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This latest offering from the so-called experts is just more meaningless psychobabble. It is therefore important to repeat our message about this barbaric practice. […]

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