The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
MEMum presents the second article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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Psychiatric harm: conversion therapy

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Asa, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Asa

    Asa Senior Member

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    "Barack Obama calls for end to 'conversion therapies' for LGBT youth"
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/20...or-end-to-conversion-therapies-for-lgbt-youth
     
  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Is this the stigma of mental health leading to people being denied the choice of effective treatment?

    Or people are realising it's immoral to medicalise the behaviour of a marginalised group on the basis on non-blinded trials that only seem to lead to changes in subjective self-report measures?

    Good to see this being 'politicised', although a shame it took forty years.
     
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    wdb Senior Member

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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    “We’ve found that a combination of group interventions, narrative therapy, and cognitive-behavioral approaches fully eliminates homosexual urges before the individual takes his or her own life,” said program director Christian Weber, adding that many of their biggest success stories are even in stable, heterosexual relationships when they’re found lifeless in their own home or dredged from a nearby body of water. “Of course, some of our patients do relapse back into the gay lifestyle, but even then our committed therapists are typically able to guide them back toward healthy, straight behavior before they end it all in their childhood bedroom or dorm. By the time they’ve swallowed an entire bottle of prescription painkillers, they’ve typically completed a remarkable transformation.”
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Damn, now I am deep into the Onion. I forget to drop in now and then for a laugh.:lol: It is a perfect counter to illness woes.
     
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  7. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Wessely's come down against this form of quackery:

    https://twitter.com/WesselyS/status/586293237620543488
     
  8. Ecoclimber

    Ecoclimber Senior Member

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    Tweet this on Jason report http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16844674

    #WhiteHouse @DrFriedenCDC
    @SecBurwell @BarackObama How many more suicides #mecfs patients because of CBT/GET? https://tinyurl.com/klfkexk

    or Thoughts about Me quotes
    #WhiteHouse @DrFriedenCDC @SecBurwell @BarackObama How many more suicides #mecfs patients because of CBT/GET? https://tinyurl.com/klcvtch

    or choice to Tweet these or make up your own tweet. ME/CFS patient community should piggyback on Executive policy on conversion therapy.

    #WhiteHouse @DrFriedenCDC @SecBurwell @BarackObama Conversion Therapy,CBT/GET therapy = #mecfs patient suicides https://tinyurl.com/klfkexk

    #WhiteHouse @DrFriedenCDC @SecBurwell @BarackObama Conversion Therapy,CBT/GET therapy = #mecfs patient suicides https://tinyurl.com/klcvtch

    or use conversion therapy in place of CBT/GET? to take advantage of the recent Obama's policy statement on conversion therapy. This should be in advocacy section as well.
     
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  9. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    Is he doing a bit of Karaoke there?
     

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