Dr. E. Fuller Torrey (psychiatrist)
|Date of Birth:||September 6th, 1937|
By including this public figure on this wiki, we are not necessarily implying they are incel (involuntarily celibate) or are in any way associated with incels. Furthermore, with regards to any actual incels listed on this wiki, inceldom is a life circumstance, not an insult or a movement/community.
Dr. E. Fuller Torrey is in charge of the largest advocacy group for promoting a brain-disease-centered model of human actions, as well as the largest advocate of forced psychiatry.
In some sense he is the ultimate villain in regards to societies treatment of incels. Incels have a condition that is caused (mostly) by society, but incels are often forced into therapy to self-correct the symptoms of inceldom. The idea being that incels have a brain disease (depression, schizophrenia, and/or social anxiety disorder) rather than being part of the collateral damage of the destruction of local communities and arranged partnerships.
E. Fuller believes that his brain-diseased model is correct because there is an empirically identifiable cause of many brain disorders: cats. He believes cats spread diseases which cause severe mental illness (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasma_gondii#Immune_response_and_behaviour_alterations), and that this justifies his position. (It wouldn't regardless if it's true or not) (see end of this video)
Forced psychiatry commentary[edit | edit source]
Mental hospitals have been almost completely gutted thanks to the anti-psychiatrists of the 20th century. However, forced or coercive psychiatry moved from hospitals to parents, school administration, and local government officials. So it never really went away even though it (may?) happen less. One would need to remove all laws on the books about forced psychiatry to really destroy it, or else it just gets shifted to some other part of society. Fuller Torrey does not want these laws to go away and wants to build them up.
NAMI[edit | edit source]
E. Fuller helped build NAMI, currently the largest mental health group in America, through the royalties of one of his books.