Saturday, September 8, 2012

GARTH DANIELS - The Long Road to Recovery

" I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear"... Nelson Mandela

In a research project established at the University of Pittsburg in the U.S,A. psychiatric drugs were injected into Macaque monkeys.  The drugs were  Olanzapine and Haloperidol which produced some interesting observations... These drugs caused damage to the brain... as observed once the monkeys were euthanized and the brains dissected...  so what does it do for Homo-Sapiens?

The  monkeys were also caged of which one was that  distressed and became aggressive and subsequently, moved to a larger cage with greater freedom of movement.  The distress dissipated... the monkey became less aggressive and manageable...  

So, the questions must be asked ...  after seventeen months in a forensic hospital(sic)... for the criminally insane... i.e. persons convicted by the courts and found guilty....  What  did Garth's treating psychiatrists at Thomas Embling, Dr.Hemlata Ranga et al in collaboration with the psychiatrists at Peninsula Health,  Dr. Michael Lee et al and the Chief Psychiatrist,  Dr. Ruth Vine of this State of Victoria hope to achieve? Was this an attempt to replicate the monkey study?

What they did achieve was to fail in their duty of care ... Garth Daniels was seriously assaulted... denied prompt and appropriate medical care.   Garth Daniels basic human rights denied ...  locked in isolation for 55 days... restricted his visitors... prescribed him over the maximum recommended dosages of Olanzapine which is and has always been maximum 20mg.

With the support of a dedicated professional team in the private Garth Daniels is on the difficult and painful long road to recovery ...