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Re: Ufology and Psychiatry - Summary

From: Jack Brewer <brewer.jack.nul>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 23:48:28 -0700 (PDT)
Archived: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:57:09 -0400
Subject: Re: Ufology and Psychiatry - Summary

>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:51:34 +0100
>Subject: Ufology And Psychiatry Summary

I am encouraged to see the many comments resulting from Mr.
Dickenson's initial email. I am of the opinion the mental health
industry has a great deal to offer ufology, yet is largely
under- represented and misunderstood in UFO circles. It is for
such reasons I find it constructive to see related issues
drawing such interest as has been the case.

My non-professional opinion includes the perspective that
symptoms of untreated severe emotional traumata may very well be
the single most important commonly overlooked aspect of studying
the abduction phenomenon. The symptoms and their competent
treatments should be considered of primary relevance to those
interested in alleged alien abduction, as abductees of course
rather uniformly report extremely traumatic experiences. Effects
of traumata are then at issue, regardless of what the original
sources may or may not actually be. In spite of what should be
such an obvious correlation, symptoms of traumata and related
medical/mental health issues not only receive very, very little
attention within ufology, but are commonly minimized and, as was
the case with Mr. Dickenson's initial email, framed in what
could easily be interpretted as questionable, all or nothing

I share the concerns expressed that alienating the mental health
community cultivates a culture in which the care of the witness
is put at risk. I think a great deal of careful consideration
should go into choices determining how any such culture stands
to effect its members, as well as the quality of research it is
capable of producing if during the course of investigations it
omits information recognized by the medical industry as
established fact.


Jack Brewer

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