1. It is a disability.
International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) – d950 Political life and citizenship
2. It is a thoughtcrime.
3. It’s the result of double-thinking and double-speaking
“The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.” ― George Orwell, 1984
Regarding the administrative appeal for reconsideration submitted to the highest academic authority (aka Rector) at Universidad del Valle: an open message
Dear Rector, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.
Dear Professors, Psychiatry Department, Universidad del Valle:
That’s all you got to support the null hypothesis?
One “UNSATISFACTORY”(*) professor — evaluation of my academic performance according to the health faculty council — (December 2, 2014) — with a hypothesis regarding political abuse of psychiatry at Universidad del Valle to suppress dissenting ideas about the safety and effectiveness of active pharmacological principles (including — but not restricted to — psychiatric drugs).
(*) capital letters in the official records at the University.
The only persons which can defend the validity of the null hypothesis are the twelve professors of the psychiatry department at Universidad del Valle.
For now, I can’t read nothing answering my claims that political abuse of psychiatry was committed against the author of this post. I never expected to receive such an ill treatment at my own alma mater. Right now, if anyone is thinking to get a Ph.D at Universidad del Valle, do so if you wish. But keep this in mind: (1) A diploma doesn’t necessarily makes you a competent biomedical researcher; (2) Better not to be competent if you are going to perform real scientific research, you can get a certificate that you are mentally ill, only after two years that the Rector gives you a diploma on a boring ceremony; (3) You found a research area that doesn’t threat private interests (e.g., pharmaceutical companies). If that’s the case, please tell me what it is, because I think that it’s the same even after travelling to a different planet on another galaxy.
Now, Back to the central point:
C. The certificate was issued one day after I submitted this letter to The BMJ: http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f6754/rr/816737
- This is your argument (plus the clinical records at HUV & FVL):
- This is just one example of my arguments to support the hypothesis explained above in this same post (incorrect diagnosis: it’s a sluggish schizophrenia).
3. The meta-analysis of published and unpublished studies of agomelatine is misleading
4. While I was at the FVL (Dec 8, 2014) — a hospital where I first arrived without my prior consent (i.e., involuntary placement) mentioned in the clinical record that an antipsychotic was recommended because of my mental condition and delusional ideas.
The argument in the clinical record went further by recommending quetiapine and lorazepam for my “psychiatric condition”, medicines that were going to be given to me when I wake up. The clinical record also states that forced administration of midazolam and haloperidol (IM route) will be used in case I refused their suggested treatment (i.e., quetiapine plus lorazepam). Fortunately, I was transferred before waking up to the Mental Health Unit (HUV). I wake up to next day (Dec 10, 2014) and I was released after a 10 minutes psychiatric interview (enough time apparently to make a psychiatric diagnosis: “acute psychosis with predominance of delusional ideas”).
I would like to discuss with all of you the safety and effectiveness of quetiapine:
- A message to people responsible for abandoned or misreported trials: you will be published or retracted
Quetiapine studies (citation below)
Restoring invisible and abandoned trials: a call for people to publish the findings
8. Institutional policy for disability and inclusion at Universidad del Valle.
- I would like to repeat the beginning of this post:
“Que la Universidad del Valle reconoce la presencia de población con discapacidad y dentro de su compromiso de aportar para la construcción de una sociedad democrática, justa e igualitaria, ha aunado esfuerzos con el afán de atenuar la situación de discapacidad de las personas en ésta condición y equiparar sus oportunidades con respecto a los demás dentro del ente educativo: en el marco de sus posibilidades y alcances, la Universidad progresivamente ha condicionado el campus universitario para hacerlo más accesible (Plan Maestro), brinda apoyo para la adaptación del puesto de trabajo para los docentes y empleados no docentes con discapacidad, otorga exenciones en la matrícula financiera para los estudiantes con discapacidad (Resolución No. 1632/1995 de la Rectoría),”…
…”Incluir dentro de los procesos de salud ocupacional un programa de apoyo para los empleados docentes y no docentes con discapacidad que garantice su permanencia en igualdad de condiciones y adaptación de puestos de trabajo acorde con sus particularidades funcionales.”…
Could we begin to talk about what I wrote just hours before being silenced by coercion into psychiatric treatment?
…”every case in which suppression is vigorously opposed is a warning to vested interests that attacks will not be tolerated.” — Brian Martin