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May 26, 2013
me+ME: On Karina Hansen, Henry Miller and the DSM-5
Sections
Introduction   
1. More on Karina Hansen
2. More on Henry Miller
3. About the DSM-5
About ME/CFS


Introduction:

I leave yesterday's introduction's first two paragraphs:

I believe I a still somewhat paying back my walk of over 4 weeks ago, but it may be and very probably is improving some.

Indeed, two of the reasons to keep saying this are: (1) it is true in that I have been better than I am now, and considerably so, while it explains my writing (or at least: the difficulties with which I do these, which indeed will not be as obvious to others as they are to me) and (2) it is for 35 years the most typical feature of my disease - having walked for about an hour, which is too much, but also could not be avoided, after that it takes me over a month to get rid of most of the consequences of that.

1. More on Karina Hansen


I mentioned Karina Hansen on May 12, 2013, at the end and today have put an anchor there, so people who are interested can move their in one click.

There now is some additional material, which is on Suzy Chapman's site:
Here is the introductory text from Ms Chapman's site:

Karina Hansen is 24. She has been bedridden with severe ME since 2009.

In February, this year, Karina was forcibly removed from her bedroom and committed to Hammel Neurocenter.

Her parents have not seen Karina for over three months.

The Hansen family and their lawyer are still waiting for legal documentation and answers to their questions:

Which authority gave the order to remove Karina from her home against her will and by whom was it authorized?

What legislation was used to detain her as an involuntary patient in a hospital?

Why are the parents being denied visits?

Two updates on the case have been released, this week. These are being published, as provided, and with permission of the Hansen family and their lawyer.

You'll find the updates if you follow the links.

Also, it seems to me - and I am speaking without knowing more than is on Ms Chapman's site - that this is a sick shame:

The Danes are in my opinion abusing the Human Rights of Ms Hansen, who is very ill, all on the mere presumption that Danish psychiatrists have the right to kidnap an ill young woman from her parents, and can do so without any papers, and may do  so without any legal justification, and without any decency, except fake politeness.

Well, Danish psychiatrists do not have those rights.

You can not kidnap a severely ill person on the mere presumption that she is not ill, and if you do as is being done to her, then, to the best of my knowledge, you are acting completely illegally.

If you think that her parents mistreated her, you should say this in writing, and do so with personal names and signatures.

As long as you have not done that, which is - to the best of my knowledge - the case since February 12, 2013, hence for 3 1/2 months now, your actions are illegal and indecent, and will remain so even if, after you arrested her, and took her away against her will, and against the rules of the Human Rights, you can find someone who will sign something that make it appear legal.

It is not legal, and it cannot be.

2. More on Henry Miller

I mentioned yesterday that I had found a good and large website on Henry Miller, that is well-written and has many fine illustrations.

Here it is again, this time written correctly:
It really is a nice site, which may cost me a lot of time. Why? I like Henry Miller, for quite a few reasons, of which sex is a quite minor one, and honesty, decency, clarity on many things (minus some things, indeed) and a sense of non-religious mysticism are important.

As to the non-religious mysticism: It very probably is not what you think it is, and also I am much more of a philosopher than Miller ever was, and disagree with him on quite a few of his statements and enthusiasms: I think I am more rational than he is, and certainly I know a lot more about philosophy.

But enough of that for the moment, though I will return to it, for it is an important reason for me to like Miller, and to take an interest in various of his backgrounds, even though he is dead for nearly 33 years.

Also, I only found today that, because I generally surf using a Firefox where
         
the background colors have been turned basically to the format in this small textbox, because that I can look at without troubles, but in fact

the writer uses an inverted color schema: Standard white lettering, and other colours, on a black background.

For me, that makes things a lot easier, although it is also true that by now I have seen too much of it. Then again, it works, and indeed it is best to see it in the original, because there will then be considerably more text-colors visible.

3. About the DSM-5

Finally, I have noticed that my long recent post about the DSM-5, which you'll find here
was rather less popular than the two posts that surround it. I found that a bit odd, because I really mean it.

But then again, I probably do know why:

It's really too difficult - which I cannot deny. Then again, if the DSM-5 does not last much longer than 5 years - during which much harm can be done with it - it will be mostly because of professor Molenaar's work.

There really is NO statistical basis to virtually ALL the work that is being done in current psychiatry, nor indeed in most of current psychology.

But I do know this is a technical subject, and very few people will be able to fully understand it. Then again, this really is the way to do it, and the reason why the DSM-5 may soon need to be withdrawn.

The main problem is to make the people see it.
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-- May 29, 2013: Removed part of a phrase.

About ME/CFS (that I prefer to call M.E.: The "/CFS" is added to facilitate search machines) which is a disease I have since 1.1.1979:
1. Anthony Komaroff

Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS(pdf)

2. Malcolm Hooper THE MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT:  
PERSECUTION OF PATIENTS?
3. Hillary Johnson

The Why  (currently not available)

4. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf - version 2003)
5. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf - version 2011)
6. Eleanor Stein

Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)

7. William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
8. Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)
9.
Maarten Maartensz
Resources about ME/CFS
(more resources, by many)


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