Beyond the medical model

Promotional Trailer for Western Massachusetts RLC documentary “Beyond the Medical Model”

hat tip and more info at Mad in America

From the article by Sara Davidow:

beyondNo, the message of the film is not anti-medical model.  But the film does call for recognition of the pain the medical model has caused.  That pain has been caused not so much by its existence but because of the force and dishonesty with which it has been applied.  Were there more transparency about the medical model being just one of many options, about the lack of definitive scientific proof for its claims, about the true benefits and risks of psychiatric drugs… Well, then, it would just be another tool in the tool box that we could try or not try, use or discard. (read the rest)

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