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Dec 23, 2010

A Call To Tell The Truth for The RealMrMe

On December 2, 2010 DJ Jaffe posted "Psychiatry vs. Antipsychiatry" on Huffington Post.  I commented on the 13th, and a few days later the article was taken down and all that remains are the comments.  The first is my comment made on the 13th, to his call to action. You are correct he responded.

Why did he put an expanded version of this post in a note on Facebook and advertise it on Twitter stating the same distortions, smearing those in the Civil Rights movement on behalf of those with psychiatric labels?

Given the fact that the first time I wrote about this on Involuntary Transformation, his call to action disappeared from the Huffington Post, I took the liberty of making his current "note" available on this website.


Duane Sherry said...


D.J. Jaffe is a piece of work!
He tries to draw a moral equivalency between antipsychiatry and psychiatry.... what a stretch!

He needs to face a few facts -

1) Not everyone who is concerned about the damage from the long-term use of psychiatric drugs, incarceration, and ECT is a scientologist.

2) Just because someone doesn't believe in biopsychiatry doesn't mean that they deny some people suffer greatly and find it extremely difficult to function, and need help along the way.

3) Just because someone denies the brain disorder theories of conventional psychiatry doesn't mean they reject any connection to the body/brain... Ironically integrative forms of medicine have pointed to these connections for years... Case in point, 29 known medical causes of "schizophrenia" -

4) Conventional psychiatry has been a failure... The long-term use of psychiatric drugs impedes recovery... Plain and simple... D.J Jaffe needs to begin to get that through his head... It's a reality... He needs to begin to deal with it. Period.

5) There are integrative ways to help someone overcome a "psychosis" and "schizophrenia" that work. A bunch of ways that work... There are doctors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals who have had these symptoms, who are now able to function quite well. D.J. Jaffe is in denial of this fact, and it is a fact.

6) Forced treatment does not work, for two reasons - 1) It is forced... This is hardly condusive to helping someone overcome trauma, and the fear that comes along with a "psychosis"..... 2) It isn't "treatment"... It's mis-treatment!... Flooding the brain with toxins to alleviate psychotic symptoms is not a long-term answer... It might help in the short-term, as a last resort, but one doesn't have to be a genius to see that it just isn't a brilliant idea to use force .

7) At the end of the day, we are talking about mind-altering, brain-damaging, body-injurying, spirit-numbing drugs. If Mr. Jaffe is so fond of these drugs, I have an idea -

You first, Mr. Jaffe... You first!

Duane Sherry

Duane Sherry said...


D.J. Jaffe is on the wrong side of history.

The "treatment" he advocates for will take its place along with practices such as bloodletting.

If D.J. Jaffe wants to build any credibility, decent reputation, and legacy before he leaves this earth, I would suggest he look for other ways to promote treatment... real treatment, and not the failed methods he suggests are the answers.

Otherwise, he will take his place along others in history who have done enormous damage in their effort to "help" -

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C.S. Lewis

Duane Sherry said...


The other fact that D.J. Jaffe needs to face is that forced "treatment" is unconstitutional.

It denies a person due process:

6th Amendment -

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

14th Amendment -

Section 1.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

... If people were given an attorney, and these cases were heard in court, it would put an end to D.J. Jaffe's forced "treatment" (mis-treatment!)

Duane Sherry


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