Month: April 2015

Disrupted Physician 101.3 –“For What it’s Worth”— The ASAM/ABAM Diploma Mill

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell I can think of no other specialty or subspecialty in the profession of medicine where non-existent expertise can be incontestably announced and implemented.  If I claimed to be an ace neurosurgeon or an expert…

Second Open Letter to the Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

Dear Professors of Psychiatry (*) Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia Ref: First Open Letter: Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia 1. The lack of answer, it is also an answer by itself. Acquiescence. “to accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or by not arguing” Origin of ACQUIESCE “French acquiescer, from Latin…

Federación Médica Colombiana: “Abuso laboral de médicos pediatras que laboran en la Policlínica (Cali, Valle, Colombia)

Publicado en la página web de la Federación Médica Colombiana. http://www.federacionmedicacolombiana.com/index.php/publicaciones/prensa/noticias/763-abuso-laboral-de-medicos-pediatras-que-laboran-en-la-policlinica-cali-valle-colombia “El siguiente post es uno de los ejemplos de cómo se realiza una participación e influencia política activa desde nuestra posición profesional. Quizas las manifestaciones de inconformidad no llegan a un nivel de impacto tan alto como para escucharse en las noticias nacionales, o…

There is no need to be over-polite

“To call something suppression is to challenge the explanations given by those in power.” Suppression of dissent: what it is and what to do about it http://www.uow.edu.au/~bmartin/dissent/intro/DNAleaflet.html  — “The greatest enemy of clear language is insincerity.” ― George Orwell, 1984 — If you actually do research and even go further to publish your findings in…

Chaos Theory and Pharmacology

..”At bottom, the human rights problem raised by these prosecutions is the criminalization of dissent; repression of dissent is problematic whether the dissenter is sent to jail or to a psychiatric hospital. However, it would be a mistake to regard the hospitalization of dissidents as only a derivative problem. To hospitalize a dissenter who is not mentally ill on grounds of non-imputability combines repression with moral fraud and magnifies the violation of human rights; it demeans the dissenter’s dignity, devalues his or her message and establishes the legal authority for an indeterminate period of what can only be called psychiatric punishment.”…  

Perlin, Michael L., International Human Rights and Comparative Mental Health Law: The Role of Institutional Psychiatry and the Suppression of Political Dissent. Israel Law Review, Vol. 39, pp. 71-97, 2006; New York Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06/07-26. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=982217

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A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
“A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on” –William S. Burroughs In his 1969 novel The Wild Boys, William S. Burroughs writes “Under pretext of drug control suppressive police states have been set up throughout the Western world…. The police states maintain a democratic façade from…

Carta Abierta Dirigida al Rector de la Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia) y al Decano de la Facultad Salud.

Leer primera carta abierta – http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1367730 – dirigida a la comunidad académica de la Universidad del Valle (Spanish and English Versions). — Cordial saludo, He declarado desde hace varios meses que mis opiniones no necesariamente comprometen las de la institución para la cual trabajo, no obstante les he pedido a ustedes como directivos desde hace…

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