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There doesn't seem to be anything in Wikipedia about this subject. I'm wondering if it would be appropriate to add information about reprisals to this article, or link to a new article?
For example, there's the case of Russell Tice, who was rewarded for his whistleblowing with a psychiatric evaluation saying he was "mentally unbalanced", leading to his dismissal. Since the reprisal came from a government agency, that seems like a political abuse of psychiatry.Jeremystalked(law 296) 05:29, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
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Strong oppose. An article is quite capable of presenting POV issues in a neutral way, as explained at WP:NPOV. The nominator's rationale appears to be more suited to discussion on category names than to an RM, and it appears to be confusing an article with the much tighter limits which apply to a category which is applied to individuals, where the title of the category appears without qualification or alternative perspectives. Also, the scope of this article is, at is says on the tin, alleged Political abuse of psychiatry. Punitive psychiatry is a much much wider topic. --BrownHairedGirl(talk) • (contribs) 06:06, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
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I'm a latecomer to this discussion, but it's an interesting proposition. Maybe the reason there is no article Abuse of psychiatry is that it would be very difficult for us to decide what constitutes abuse. There's general agreement that the practice of locking political dissidents up in asylums is abuse, but on other matters it's less clear. I'm not sure if you've ever had the displeasure of slogging through Foucault, but he would posit that the entire profession was merely the manifestation of the bourgeoisie class punishing deviance in order to foster a more compliant workforce. Others, from Andrew Scull to Robert Whitaker, have criticized psychiatrists as opportunists, looking to increase their prestige and their incomes by converting all human suffering and idiosyncrasies into pathology to be treated and medicated away. But there are vigorous and, I think, very legitimate arguments to the contrary, and I wouldn't go so far as to classify these things as abuse. I am surprised that there is no article criticism of psychiatry, though. Keihatsu (talk) 09:08, 24 September 2012 (UTC)
There is a good article on anti-psychiatry. Maybe criticism of psychiatry should be an additional name for this article. DonPMitchell (talk) 01:13, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
I'm interested in creating a proper article for Political abuse of psychiatry in China (there are similar article for Russia and the Soviet Union). It looks like the China section of this page is already much longer than other country sections. If the material is reorganized and updated with some more recent studies and reports, I think there would be enough to make a stand-along article. Has this idea been discussed before, or are there any thoughts? Also, would anyone be interested in contributing to such a page? Keihatsu (talk) 09:17, 24 September 2012 (UTC)
The idea to create a proper article for Political abuse of psychiatry in China has not been discussed before, but I think the idea is good. The China section of this page is indeed much longer than other country sections but needs to be expanded to become a stand-alone article. I don’t have sufficient materials, studies, and reports to create the article Political abuse of psychiatry in China by myself. If you have sufficient materials, you are welcome to create it. --Psychiatrick (talk) 10:27, 24 September 2012 (UTC)
If you keep on slandering China, we will inform the Chinese government and good luck. Last guy who tried to oppose didn't eat supper that day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 18:21, 26 April 2014 (UTC)