FORCED TREATMENT FOR THE SO CALLED MADMEN

The issue forced treatment for people with mental illness is very wide, for it involves the relationships between body, brain, mind, soul and spirit.
If you move from the assumption that only body and brain exist while mind, soul and spirit belong just to the philosophical and religious speculation, the problem is soon resolved in these terms: “As human being is just flesh the psychiatrist has the right to treat his patient by whatever means at his disposal included pharmacotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy.” But, if human being is also mind, soul and spirit, can the psychiatrist treat these latter elements by drugs?
A fact is that so far the scientists do not know how human brain works. They even do not know how a cell reproduces. The treatment for the madman is based upon symptomatology. It is possible to treat the symptoms but not the underlying cause. It is like if when there is a fire in a room and you strive to prevent the propagation of the fire by cooling the walls. The fire is kept under control but it still remains inside the room.
If we move from the assumption that human beings are made from body, brain, mind, soul and spirit, the psychiatrists cannot treat by drugs or ECT (electro convulsive therapy), something they do not know, that is soul, spirit, mind and the processes of thought.
The bottom line is that man is not only flesh, therefore whatever treatment for people with mental diseases has to move from the cure of his soul and mind first, while the therapy by medicines or electro convulsions should be regarded as the last chance.
Ettore Grillo author of The Vibrations of Words

http://www.amazon.com/author/ettoregrillo

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