HLTHAGE 2G03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Sexual Dysfunction, Insulin, Mad Pride

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
2G03 - Lecture 10
Mad Pride & Neurodiversity
Final Exam - Cumulative
Similar to Midterm Format - MC & Long Answer (more weight)
** READINGS ARE ON THE EXAM.
-Know the “main point” (no details) be able to show understanding.
Interrelated Concepts - “Mad Pride (Mad Movement) & Neurodiversity
Mentally “incapacitated” denied right to vote until 1988 in Canada.
Eugenics Movement - of mentally incapacitated.
- Marriage and reproductive rights limited, forced sterilization of the mentally incapable.
-They were institutionalized which may threaten property rights (including body) and
treatment choices.
-Recent Years have started a movement against this: “Mad Movement”
From late 1800’s “idiots” and “lunatics” prohibited from entering Canada, for fear of
degeneracy and dependency (They were undesirable)
-1967 Canada Immigration Act - Listed people with mental Illness in “undesirable”
category of potential immigrants.
-Mental disorder as basis for deportations (autism)
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The Mad Movement:
*Challenges biomedical model, pushes for rights of “Mad Individuals”.
*Psychiatric systems are clinician centred, not person-centred
*DSM. Categorization & Stigmatization
*Methods of treatment.
*Use of restraints, seclusion and forced hospitalization and drugging.
*Pushed for “Peer-led” alternative to psychiatric system.
* Help people minimize interaction with official psychiatric system.
*face particular challenges because of dominance of biomedical idea. Notion that
mentally ill are inertly unreasonable.
Elizabeth Parsons Packard (mid 19th C.)
*Ministers wife, institutionalized for liberal religious views without court or psych
evaluation because she was a married woman.
*Freed after three long years - After legal challenge to demonstrate sanity, lost home &
custody of children.
*She started: Anti-Insane Asylum Society:
*Two Major Critiques:
False pathologization of “strange” ideas and behaviour. - Having an
uncommon point of view, no matter how absurd in other’s eyes, was no
reason for institutionalization.
Argued against the dehumanization of people within the system
1970’s
Built on civil rights struggle, women rights movement and gay rights movement.
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Similar to midterm format - mc & long answer (more weight) Know the main point (no details) be able to show understanding. Interrelated concepts - mad pride (mad movement) & neurodiversity. Mentally incapacitated denied right to vote until 1988 in canada. Marriage and reproductive rights limited, forced sterilization of the mentally incapable. They were institutionalized which may threaten property rights (including body) and treatment choices. Recent years have started a movement against this: mad movement . From late 1800"s idiots and lunatics prohibited from entering canada, for fear of degeneracy and dependency (they were undesirable) 1967 canada immigration act - listed people with mental illness in undesirable category of potential immigrants. Mental disorder as basis for deportations (autism) * challenges biomedical model, pushes for rights of mad individuals . * psychiatric systems are clinician centred, not person-centred. * use of restraints, seclusion and forced hospitalization and drugging. * pushed for peer-led alternative to psychiatric system.

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