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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Psychiatry: The Marketing of Madness-Transition NOT an Exception

This documentary is three hours long, if you have to watch it in pieces, do. But above all if you take ANY drug that in some way, shape or form was issued to you or someone you love BY the psychiatric community or been treated by any member of this community, WATCH.



In 2014 there remain absolutely ZERO scientific proof that even a single "disorder" in the current incarnation of the DSM (5) actually exists. And where illness doesnt exist, "treatment" for that illness should NOT exist OR be prescribed!

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Real Disease vs. Mental “Disorder”
Psychiatric disorders are not medical diseases. There are no lab tests, brain scans, X-rays or chemical imbalance tests that can verify any mental disorder is a physical condition. This is not to say that people do not get depressed, or that people can’t experience emotional or mental duress, but psychiatry has repackaged these emotions and behaviors as “disease” in order to sell drugs. This is a brilliant marketing campaign, but it is not science.

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9 comments:

  1. Powerful doc.

    This is one of the reasons why I think it's very odd how trans activists love Michel Foucault so much, when Foucault was highly critical of the psychiatric establishment (having been in psych hospitals throughout his childhood because he was gay, and seeing his academic mentor Louis Althusser face abuse at the hands of French psychiatry as well). Then again, philosophy departments at major unis are just as manipulated as psychology departments, so it seems.

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  2. DSM-5 is loaded with "new" disorders who don't excist. I heard that many shrinks don't want to follow DSM-5. Because if they do, we would all be mentally ill.
    DSM-5 is a damn shame!

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  3. I love that documentary. As someone who bounces back and forth between being anti-psychiatry and critical psychiatry, I always wondered about trans people. They almost have to believe in psychiatry because they keep insisting that the problem is in their brains, and that the infallible psychiatrist (who diagnoses solely based on behavior and other peoples' observations, not actual physical problems) will get them on the right drugs.

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  4. I've only watched 10 minutes of it so far and it's already totally blown my mind. I really think that 'getting this' has the potential to transform my whole outlook on health and wellbeing, and of course, how I achieve that from now on.

    In the past I felt like I needed medication when I was depressed. Maybe I did, maybe I didn't, but the last time I was depressed I chose counselling instead of drugs, and it really worked. The drawback is that counselling on the NHS isn't always readily available, it depends where you live, and of corse in other countries have to pay for their healhcare whatever form it takes. But I feel so many of our struggles in life would be best treated with counselling. If we didnt make people wrong for their struggles that would be even better. Why so much shame when it comes to stress, sadness, grief, shyness? By medicalising normal human emotions and personal difficulties, and by shaming each other's suffering we are buying into a myth created and exploited by greedy conscience-free business men, lining their pockets, emptying ours, and never living the full healthy emotional lives we have the potential to live!!!

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  5. I watched most of the video, and it's mostly true. Primary care physicians often over prescribe anti-depressants.

    Saying that there is no biological basis for major mental illnesses (schizophrenia, biopolar disorder) isn't exactly true. Scientists know that there are changes in neurotransmitters in the brain. There is also a genetic component involved with major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. People with family members who have schizophrenia are more likely to develop schizophrenia themselves. There is definitely something going on with neurotransmitters and genetics in major mental illness.

    http://www.schizophrenia.com/research/hereditygen.htm

    For people with chronic mental illness such as schizophrenics, medication is often necessary.

    I agree that doctors over prescribe anti-depressants instead of referring patients to a therapist. This doesn't mean that people with schizophrenia should throw away their medication.

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  6. how would you propose dealing with psychotic criminals then? That guy that chopped off his seatmate's head on the Greyhound bus in Winnepeg, or delusional people who stalk celebrities insisting they're meant to be with them? Medication prevents people like that killer from hurting others.

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  7. @Cole

    No, it doesn't. Medication very seldom prevents violence, statistically speaking, and often times promotes it.

    As it stands, there is no biological or genetic proof of mental illness.

    Often times, the neurological differences cited by psychiatrists are actually formed because of the medication. Brain shrinkage, structure changes, etc. all come from atypical antipsychotics.

    Moreover, people have recovered from even serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, completely and without medication. Medication makes these problems chronic.

    Even John Nash only took medication for a short amount of time before he thought it interfered too much with his thinking. The end of A Beautiful Mind has him saying that he takes his medication every day, but that's a lie. He did not take medication but for a short time of his life.

    The side effects of such medication is so drastic that many have committed suicide. Brain shrinkage and related changes to the neurotransmitters is just one thing. Severe obesity, liver damage, and more are also part of the package.

    These medications have been demonstrated to decrease the quality of life and drastically shorten lifespan. This isn't helping people who are under severe mental distress - it's giving them a death sentence.

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  8. Well if antipsychotics don't prevent violence, then the fact they're allowing that greyhound bus killer unsuperized leave around Winnipeg away from his facility is all the more terrifying.

    And if they don't take medication, the schizophrenia destroys more and more neurons. And they're much more likely to take their own life cause they can't handle their paranoia\halucinations.

    Show me one peer reviewed article showing that anti-psychotics don't prevent criminally insane killers from committing more violence.

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  9. i agree that people are over medicated and that drugs have serious side effects that can accerbate mental illness, but cchr is a " Scientology front group that campaigns against psychiatry and psychiatrists.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] It was established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and psychiatrist Thomas Szasz,[11][12][13] and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_Commission_on_Human_Rights

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