'Psychiatric Restraints and Hospitalization' Category

Deaths and injury caused by the violent restraints used in psychiatry

Patient Left in a Chair - Dies 22 Hours Later

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

A patient dies while being left in a chair for 22 hours with no food or water. Some of the practitioners were instead caught on tape playing cards, watching TV and talking on the phone.

And if that isn’t enough, another doctor was caught hitting a teenage patient!

After all that, the practioners got only a slap on the wrist.

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Psychiatrists Abusing Patients In Turkish Psychiatric Hospitals

Friday, September 30th, 2005

In a description that sounded more like a dungeon torture chamber this article covers the horrific abuse of patients in psychiatric hospitals in Turkey. The story also quoted a report investigating these human rights violations. The report included such comments as:

“Investigators observed children emaciated from starvation,” and “Staff reported children dying from starvation and dehydration.”

Patients are “subjected to treatment practices that are tantamount to torture,”

The group said electric shock therapy were “massively overused in Turkish psychiatric facilities in cases for which there is no clinically proven justification,” and that they were used as a form of punishment.

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Psychiatric Treatment For Children - Put Them In Cages

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

This has become a high profile issue recently due to a news article about the foster parents who were allegedly advised by a psychiatrist to keep their children in cages. This should come as no surprise though - putting children in cages as a form of treatment has been in use by psychiatry for over 200 years. Rather than actually curing patients psychiatric hospitals often just sedate patients with drugs, restrain them or lock them up.

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Psychiatric Help Ends Up Costing Teen His Life

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

In this recent news story it is reported that a 17 year old boy committed suicide while under the care of psychiatrists. Apparently he had been placed in the psychiatric ward for help and instead received a death sentence.

It’s no big surprise considering many psychiatric treatments have been proven to actually increase the risk of the patient committing suicide. It seems almost unreal that the people in charge of helping with mental health issues are actually making their patients worse, but none the less that is exactly what seems to be occurring.

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Psychiatrists Grab Immigrants, Drug Them And Lock Them Up

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Psychiatrists in Australia have a unique way of getting new patients. Apparently a loophole in Australian Immigration law permits them to forcibly commit some immigrants where over half of them are drugged with powerful mind altering psychiatric drugs.

Amnesty International is reporting that Australia’s mandatory detention continues to inflict psychological damage on detained immigrants. It cites the case of Peter Qasim, Australia’s longest-serving immigration detainee, who was committed to an Adelaide psychiatric hospital after almost seven years in detention.

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Department Of Justice Issues Scathing Report On Psychiatric Hospital

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

The LA Times reports that the Napa Valley State Psychiatric hospital “fails to protect it’s 1,100 patients from harm”.

One patient choked another violently to death. Another killed himself after being left isolated in their room for more than 4 hours. The report also alleges that patients overdosed on amphetamines and cocaine while in treatment at the hospital while another was found to be taking heroin. It was also found that the hospital regularly wrongly medicated its patients.

It was also reported that the California state department of mental health was refusing to cooperate with Federal investigators potentially trying to hide this damning evidence that their system is harming patients instead of helping them.

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Psychiatry Kills Museum Exposes the True History Of Psychiatry

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

In this article about the psychiatry kills museum tells about the frightful history of psychiatry and it’s brutal “treatments”.

Psychiatry was born out of German psychologist Wilhelm Wundt’s “experimental psychology.” He insisted man was but an animal with no soul. From there it only got worse: From torture-like restraint devices, to horrific brain surgeries like the lobotomy and electric shock treatments, psychiatry has a brutal history of doing nothing but harm to it’s patients

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Children Forcibly Ripped From Their Mother And Drugged By Psychiatrists

Monday, July 25th, 2005

This horrible story is happening all over The US. Children removed from their parents care and placed in state custody for mental health reasons. These children are then drugged without their parents consent, placed in psychiatric or foster care where they are sometimes placed in restraints. This story is about a mother who’s 2 young girls have been ripped from their homes and forcibly drugged.

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Psychiatric Hospital Busted For Dangerous Use Of Restraints

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

A U.S. Department of Justice investigation has found a Vermont Psychiatric hospital has exposed patients to a significant risk of death or injury with their restraint practices.

The report has said that the hospitals use of a five point restraint “without any guidelines or policies governing its use substantially departs from accepted professional practices, is dangerous, and exposes … patients to a significant risk of death or injury,”

The report also found that the psychiatric hospital failed to provide adequate treatment planning, psychiatric assessments and diagnoses, medication management and discharge planning and placement. So basically it sounds like they simply locked up their patients, restrained them and drugged them.

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Man Dies In Psychiatric Hospital After Being Sedated and Restrained

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

The Pennsylvania Health Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare are conducting an investigation on a psychiatric hospital where a man recently died while under treatment.

Apparently Mr. Frank Salini was under “treatment” for Bipolar Disorder when he was physically restrained, placed in isolation and possibly drugged under heavy sedatives. It was during this time that he died under “mysterious” circumstances.

Psychiatric hospitals have a long history of using torture like restraint devices and drugging their patients when they can’t control them. I wonder how many thousands of people have been killed in situations like this.

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