Tranquil Prisons

Erick Fabris, invited speaker at the Centre’s annual workshop in May, 2011 “Critical Inquiries in Mental Health: Paradigms and Praxis”, has a new book due out in October. Look for “Tranquil Prisons: Chemical Incarceration Under Community Treatment Orders” published by University of Toronto Press.

“A brave and innovative book, Tranquil Prisons is a rare academic study of psychiatric treatment written by a former mental patient. Erick Fabris’s original, multidisciplinary research demonstrates how clients are pre-emptively put on chemical agents despite the possibility of alternatives. Because of this practice, patients often become dependent on psychiatric drugs that restrict movement and communication to incarcerate the body rather than heal it. Putting forth calls for professional accountability and more therapy choices for patients, Fabris’s narrative is both accessible and eye-opening.”

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 at 1:56 pm and is filed under News.