Tuesday 17 October 2017

Saved by Prof Browne

Madam – Prof Ivor Browne has made a welcome intervention on behalf of some people who seek his help for suicidal thoughts accelerated by financial pressures from banking institutions. (Sunday Independent July 7, 2013).

Prof Browne, throughout his career, has shown a deep understanding of the human psyche. With his unconventional thinking he has been somewhat of a thorn in the side of his fellow psychiatrists, disagreeing with their analysis of the origins of so called "mental illnesses." He disagrees with the labelling of people who have mental health problems, also preferring to call people who seek his help clients as opposed to patients.

He saved me from a "life sentence," his words, of being caught up in the psychiatric system of daily medication, regular blood tests and unknown hospital admissions, having been diagnosed as manic depressive at the age of 20. On July 4 this year I celebrated 20 years free from all psychiatric medication.

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