Dr Brian Osborne, ICGP Assistant Medical Director
The ICGP published a report in 2015 in which they concluded "
General practice in Ireland, if properly resourced, is capable of providing high standard,
quality patient-centred care to all sectors of society. There needs to be a whole system
approach in order to properly address the causes and effects of health inequalities (1) but general practice and primary care can be part of the solution. The issues of
investment, recruitment and infrastructural support and the solutions outlined in this
report need to be addressed by the government without delay."
Marmot Review. (2010) Fair Society, Healthy Lives: Strategic Review of Health
Inequalities in England Post 2010. London: Marmot Review.
The “triple f**k disorder” describes a triple interlocking societal oppression where medicine holds the key for the final padlock. The first f**k occurs by exposing children to trauma caused by poverty; the second is created by blaming those children as they grow into adults for displaying behaviours caused by that trauma; and the final f**k is the pseudo-scientific medical construct of personality disorder (PD). This final f**k belongs to the cruellest of oppressions, as it robs the victim of both their core existential selves and the one factor that could allow them to resist oppression: the social perception of their sanity. This article argues, firstly, that PD is a confused and confusing medical construct that has no demonstrable pathological disease basis; secondly, that the behaviours associated with both borderline and antisocial PDs (BPD & ASPD) may not be caused not by internal dysfunction but just as plausibly by the effects of childhood adversity and poverty; and thirdly, that the diagnosis of PD is harmful to the health of those so labelled.https://bjgplife.com/the-triple-fk-syndrome-how-medicine-contributes-to-the-systemic-oppression-of-people-born-into-poverty/post content