"Just add drama.
Recently, I went to the place where I get management for depression and PTSD medications for a review of my "treatment plan". The case manager asks a lot of questions about how things are and what things have happened, and how good or bad do you think it is. At the end of the session, I got a synopsis of it, and a couple of surprises.
When the case manager asked me if I was having any legal troubles, I said that the petition to the Supreme Court of the U.S. that I've been working on for months has been very stressful and depressing. I had also related, as I have before, how Dad over-used Chlordane on the garden vegetables (back in the 1950s), and how everyone else in my family has had either Parkinson's or cancer. He never took precautions and had it in the garage up to at least 2000, about 17-20 years after it had been banned as too dangerous for any human contact. I'm waiting for my turn at cancer, and have had severe problems with irritability, a side-effect of Chlordane exposure, which is a potent neurotoxin and carcinogen, and is implicated in Parkinson's.
So I get the synopsis and I read these things:
Legal system/crime (problems) - severe
"He used to dose us all with Chloradine."
Wait a minute. I'm pursuing a civil lawsuit, not sitting on death row for a felony offense. And I don't recall saying those words about Dad's use of Chlordane. They sound like he either painted it on us or deliberately put it in the Kool-Aid. I objected and made him change them.
This illustrates a major failing of mental health care. It's practitioners either don't have or don't use any physical measurements; they base it entirely upon verbal descriptions of subjective judgments. And in that process, mental health professionals are inclined to add their own interpretations and drama, using what they often describe as "special insight".
Our lives suck bad enough without mental health professionals adding their own personal dramas. In scientific circles, it's not called "special insight"; it's called bias. Exaggerated statements like these are derogatory, discriminatory, and damaging by false incrimination. They can be used for legal excuses to take advantage of us. Which mental health professionals quite frequently do for their own purposes, to force treatment upon us, whether we need it or not. Especially at places like the Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health, the Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services and the Tulsa County Mental Health Court.
That's unethical, and it has to stop."