The Most Shocking Psychiatry Documentary Ever (MSPDE)

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Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to diagnosing and treating various mental disorders, such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Although a well-known science, psychiatry and psychiatrists have often been ethically questioned on their “inhumane” methods, dating back to its origins in the 1700s. To the nurses, in varied psychiatric institutions, it was customary to employ the practices of confining, restraining and isolating people with mental problems. In “The Most Shocking Psychiatry Documentary Ever” (MSPDE) the barbaric practices that psychiatry has tried and developed over the years in blatantly revealed and validly proves the need for reconstructing assorted tactics used to cure mental patients around the world.
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In the “Up & Down: Bipolar Disorder Documentary” a group of diverse individuals from different age groups document their lives with Bipolar Disorder and discuss the effects of the disorder along with the different treatment methods that were tried. The main aspects of bipolar disorder are elevations in mood and depression, as expressed through many interviewed patients. The medications given assisted in keeping individuals stable but did not fully cure the disorder at hand; it alleviated the disorder for a period of time. The “Up & Down: Bipolar Disorder Documentary” exposed the public’s misconceptions about Bipolar Disorder, confusing them with miscellaneous disorders, such as schizophrenia. The validity of this video is more adherent, than the latter, due to the reason that it takes into account both the positives and negatives of the psychiatric treatments given. Whereas the “MSPDE” video focused on the negative aspects of psychiatry as a …show more content…

They both discuss psychiatric methods of diagnosis and treatment and the efficiency to the psychiatric practices. however the two videos approach the topic of psychiatry with their own styles and diction, making one more therapeutic than the other. “The Most Shocking Psychiatry Documentary Ever” creates a sense of tension and unease by bluntly disclosing the views that former psychiatrists had on the mentally ill and people in general and shows various treatments that were used to heal patients. Mental patients were caged, tranquilized, chained to walls and were treated with many medications that ultimately hindered brain function. Psychiatrists redefined man as an soul-less animal, and stated that man could be easily manipulated, just as a dog can be trained to salivate at the sound of a bell as seen through Pavlov’s experiments. Within “The Most Shocking Psychiatry Documentary Ever” was stated that, “ Psychiatry succeeded in only inflicting mental and physical torture and death. A legacy that has been carried over to modern psychiatry.” The “Up & Down: Bipolar Disorder Documentary” has a greater therapeutic value due to the fact that it speaks of success stories by diversified people and exposes the treatments undergone by each patient. It does not describe psychiatrists as trapping individuals in the system of mass drugging to solely bill them and

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