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Why there's an anti-psychiatry movement - Examining Medicine
The birth of modern psychiatry has probably been memorialized more than a few times. Among the events that qualify is the first use of an antipsychotic drug on a psychiatric patient. I’d love to say it ushered in a golden age of psychiatry and psychotropic drugs, but no two descriptions of the patient and the course of therapy are alike, so for all I know it ushered in a unicorn doing the soft-shoe and whistling dixie through its twisted horn. Like the disparate stories in Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, the Chlorpromazine stories all have the same dramatic crux. In Rashomon, a man dies and everyone lies. In the Chlorpromazine