Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay

This journal has been placed in memorial status. New entries cannot be posted to it.

  • Mood:

Very dodgy medical ethics, methinks.

Caveat: I'd strongly advise anyone who's ever had even one minor psychotic episode, whether from wonky brain, drugs or whatever, to be exceedingly cautious about following links to the report and in particular to the simulation of the simulation. You may find it triggery.

I refer you off to siegeengine's post-with-links about this, which is here, but in short someone's developed a ten minute schizophrenia immersive VR experience, and, so far as I can tell, is letting people try it without any obvious pre- or post-experience counselling.

I don't think I'm wrong in believing this, if it is so, to be exceedingly dodgy. Am I? The aim of improving education and awareness is entirely laudable, of course, and I have not the least problem with that - it's this apparently cavalier dishing-out of what could be, I think, damaging to people that makes me very edgy.

What do you lot think?

  • [cue Twilight Zone theme music]

    Of course coincidences happen - it would be remarkably improbable if they didn't - and there's nothing spooky about them, as such, but I just had a…

  • The things I read, again

    I should do this more often. The last time I made a list was back in October last year, here, and the library keeps the list for only six months.…

  • Sodomy

    Sodomy: A History of a Christian Biblical Myth, by Michael John Carden. Nope, for once in this journal it's not a how-to book. As the blurb says:…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.