Has anyone with mental illness succeeded with Dignitas?

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Abood95

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Jul 1, 2019
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For me, I can't find a forensic psychiatrist to make the assessment online in regarding my mental capacity for my decision of euthanasia.
 
AnnaJaspers

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There have been cases, but it's rare. Also, I think you would have to use their psychiatrists, not shop around "online" for one, unless I am misunderstanding you.
 
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Abood95

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Jul 1, 2019
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There have been cases, but it's rare. Also, I think you would have to use their psychiatrists, not shop around "online" for one, unless I am misunderstanding you.
I've been informed that I should find one by myself.
 
AnnaJaspers

AnnaJaspers

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I've been informed that I should find one by myself.
Informed by whom? Under Swiss Law your assisted suicide will require the assessment of Swiss Psychiatrists, not some random one you find.
 
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Abood95

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Informed by whom? Under Swiss Law your assisted suicide will require the assessment of Swiss Psychiatrists, not some random one you find.
This is from information letter they sent to me:

"How can I find a psychiatrist for the in-depth medical report?
- As mentioned earlier in this paper, the in-depth psychiatric assessment is best
done by an independent psychiatrist with a forensic/analytic approach. Such
independent psychiatrist is more likely to assess your case without prejudice.
- Research the internet and/or your local telephone directory by using key
words such as: medical expert, psychiatric expert, forensic psychiatrist or
psychiatric assessment.
- Visit your local public library or a bookstore. Look for professional literature
on the subject of forensic psychiatry and medical-psychiatric assessments and
copy the authors list. Or google published studies and look for the authors and
contributors."
 
AnnaJaspers

AnnaJaspers

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Jul 2, 2019
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545
This is from information letter they sent to me:

"How can I find a psychiatrist for the in-depth medical report?
- As mentioned earlier in this paper, the in-depth psychiatric assessment is best
done by an independent psychiatrist with a forensic/analytic approach. Such
independent psychiatrist is more likely to assess your case without prejudice.
- Research the internet and/or your local telephone directory by using key
words such as: medical expert, psychiatric expert, forensic psychiatrist or
psychiatric assessment.
- Visit your local public library or a bookstore. Look for professional literature
on the subject of forensic psychiatry and medical-psychiatric assessments and
copy the authors list. Or google published studies and look for the authors and
contributors."
Jesus, I'm sorry. That's horribly onerous. Sorry I can't be of more help, really wish I could.
 
BipolarExpat

BipolarExpat

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Informed by whom? Under Swiss Law your assisted suicide will require the assessment of Swiss Psychiatrists, not some random one you find.
It may be that the Swiss shrinks get final say whilst an independent gets the initial application moving(?)
 
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LittleJem

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Jul 3, 2019
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GHB looks peaceful as a method. Much cheaper than Dignitas. I also thought about Dignitas, but it doesn't look like they are really looking after those with mental illness. I saw one article where they were blasted for helping a man with depression ctb. The frankly stupid opinion given was that "depression is not serious and is treatable" which is total BS.