Hakon Rian Ueland, 54, one of the campaigners who helped bring about medication-free treatment in Norway, believes that this conversation about danger hides an agenda to shelter society from the often challenging behaviour of people going through psychosis. “They are putting forward an agenda to sedate people,” he says, adding that symptoms that alarm neurotypical people may be important for the person experiencing them. “When you go through psychosis it can be very dramatic.”