DST 500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Neurotransmission, Genetic Predisposition, Ontario Health Insurance Plan

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Published on 18 Apr 2013
School
Ryerson University
Department
Disability Studies
Course
DST 500
Professor
Week 2: Gods, Demons, The DSM and Other Suspects
What Causes Madness?
Insanity
Neurotransmitters medical
Witches
Genetic predisposition (family)
o Medical: 10x more likely b/c sister has it
o Social: grew up with sister schizophrenic
Psychotic
Environment, trauma, abuse, neglect
Possessed by demons, etc
Things that we think are ridiculous now (witches) was the truth back then
Ideas around madness never fixed
What Words do we Use to Describe Mad People?
Street
o Crazy
o Insane
o Bonkers
o Druggie
o Addict
Social
o Person first (putting person first without diagnosis compared to, he has skitzophrenia)
o Disabled
o Consumer
o Survivor
o Mad identified
Medical
o Disturbed
o Mentally ill
o Mentally insane
o Mentally unstable
o Depressed
o Substance use
o Bipolar
o Multiple personality
Psychiatric Survivor
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1970s, everyone doing LSD
People being locked up, upset about it
They identified themselves as this
People who understand themselves who have survived the institution, not the illness
They had a difficult time, forced again will
Mad people chose to identify themselves
Consumer
1980s
Language that people who use mental health services?
Supposed to empower more agency
Describes someone that uses the mental health services
Used to use word ‘patient’, but seemed passive
Aren’t very radical as psych survivor
Some people didn’t like to be called consumer
o Language of choice, but might not have a choice
o Can’t just go to convenience mental health store
o Eg, you will see a shrink in a year, not right away
Language deceptive, limited resources, OHIP limited
Eg, someone who was made to be institutionalized
Reclaiming language eg, queer, used to be derogatory, but they reclaimed the word, no
longer derogatory
o Eg, n-word, slut walk
“Mad Pride” eg they have a walk, celebration
Mad identity
Struggle with words always there, debates
Language Categories
Pathology: origin, nature, study of disease
o Patient
Rehabilitation
o Client
Self help
o Member
o Survivor
Client: business transaction, like consumer, CAMH uses client and patient
Newest label, people with lived experience (PWLE)
o Critique, vague, everyone has lived experience different people, diff experience (eg
homeless person vs person who takes pills but rich)
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Week 2: gods, demons, the dsm and other suspects. Genetic predisposition (family: medical: 10x more likely b/c sister has it, social: grew up with sister schizophrenic. Things that we think are ridiculous now (witches) was the truth back then. Social: person first (putting person first without diagnosis compared to, he has skitzophrenia, disabled, consumer, survivor, mad identified. Medical: disturbed, mentally ill, mentally insane, mentally unstable, depressed, substance use, bipolar, multiple personality. People being locked up, upset about it. People who understand themselves who have survived the institution, not the illness. They had a difficult time, forced again will. Describes someone that uses the mental health services. Used to use word patient", but seemed passive. Some people didn"t like to be called consumer: language of choice, but might not have a choice, can"t just go to convenience mental health store, eg, you will see a shrink in a year, not right away. Eg, someone who was made to be institutionalized.

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