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Guardian: "'France is 50 years behind': the 'state scandal' of French autism treatment"

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

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    Good old psychs, making the world worse for whoever they can get their hands on. :mad:

    (OK, there must be some good ones, I'll admit that, I just struggle to believe that the good they achieve outweighs the bad of all the rest.)

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...-the-state-scandal-of-french-autism-treatment

    Edit: Spelling, cos spelling iz hard.
     
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  2. guest001

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    It's appalling. I'm now firmly of the opinion that psyches get their rocks off on this sort of stuff. Pure common sense would be enough to properly assess these situations before children are harmed. Because this is 'harm'.
     
  3. strategist

    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I have a theory on why they often get things so wrong:

    A central belief in their system is that patients are inflicting the illness on themselves via thoughts and behaviour. They also believe that they know better than patients. After all, they learned all this in their training, and the fact that patients are sick proves they must be doing something wrong.

    Doctors hand them "the patients without medical illness". According to the central belief, the road to getting better is to get the patients to stop harming themselves, and that means patients must think, feel, believe, and act in exactly the opposite manner than they are currently doing.

    If the patients however are adopting thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviour that serves to mitigate the effects of an unrecognized underlying illness, then this kind of intervention will likely destabilize the patient further, with a good chance of increased psychological distress.

    Since none of this stuff is really based on science, in the ensuing conflict patients are at a serious disadvantage because they usually don't have the credentials and also an impairing illness.
     
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    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Doesn't the Guardian run an article about this every year? Disturbing how stable the indefensible can be.
     
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