Jim Gottstein, JD founder of PsychRights has referred to psychiatric court proceedings in the USA as sham legal proceedings!

In an interview with Psychology Today Jim Gottstein, JD said that it was clear to him that that the government of the United States can never prove by clear and convincing evidence it is in the best interest of someone to force them to take a psychiatric drug. He has gone on to say that there are feasible less intrusive alternatives just about always. Gottstein than pointed out that a big problem is people are not being adequately represented by the lawyers appointed to these cases. These lawyers are not actually presenting the evidence because there is actually no money for expert witnesses and they have too many cases. Of even more concern is these lawyers are often not actually allowed to “rock the boat.” Also the lawyers in these cases actually often have the attitude that if their client wasn’t crazy they would know the psychiatric intervention was good for them and so no real defense is put up. Even the judges in these proceedings often share this attitude. Gottstein has accurately concluded that this all results in sham legal proceedings in kangaroo courts.  

The Harold Mandel, MD Natural Mental Health Care Reform Association

About Harold Mandel

After becoming a physician I became interested in Natural Health Care when I discovered that orthodox medicine often does not offer people what they are searching for when they are interested in their optimal health potential. I also developed an interest in working for mental health care reforms when I learned that mental health care human rights abuses are a very serious problem across the United States and internationally. I have devoted a major part of my professional career towards working to improve mental health care. I have founded "The Harold Mandel, MD Natural Mental Health Care Reform Association" and the "Mandel News Service" to help expose and wipe out mental health care human rights abuses while offering natural options for mental health care. Please be advised that unless otherwise stated the positions against psychiatry in this blog are solely based on my opinions. These opinions are not based on scientific studies. The commentaries in this blog are in no manners meant to take the place of medical treatment if such medical treatment is necessary. However, it is my advice to all readers that you should consult with health care providers who are not psychiatrists if you need help with your general health or mental health. And if at anytime psychiatrists force treatment on you I encourage you try to get help from a lawyer who has an interest in helping people fight unwanted psychiatric treatment. Also, please be advised that although reports herein are often very critical of US Department of Justice associated mental health care brutality I am a peace activist and I only support peaceful forms of protest!-Harold Mandel
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