Sunday, May 10, 2009
UK patient with ME sectioned for "abnormal illness beliefs"
"Brian Nicholson a young UK patient with POTS a subtype of ME (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) has found himself sectioned under the UK's notorious mental health act.
Though of no danger to society Brian has now joined the ranks of those patients whose human rights are flouted and abused.
Brian is now imprisoned in a secure psychiatric unit because he has ME. The psychiatrists treating him consider this to be "an abnormal illness belief".
To find out more and to support Brian please go to the facebook group:
(this is what happened to Sophie Mirza - she died as a result)"