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Is the entire science of Psychiatry a fraud?

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posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 07:50 AM
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I came across a very interesting article today claiming that Psychiatry is not a science because there is not one physical test to validate the existence of a mental illness:
jonrappoport.wordpress.com...

Furthermore, the assertion that a chemical imbalance exists within the brain of a mentally ill person is nothing more than an urban legend.

I thought this would be a good topic to discuss and explore further...




posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: UnderGetty

Furthermore, the assertion that a chemical imbalance exists within the brain of a mentally ill person is nothing more than an urban legend.


This is not true at all. I suggest you do some further reading on the topic from actual scientific sources (i.e. not biased blogs).



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: GetHyped

Try reading the actual blog. You're reading it out of context. His assertion is absolutely correct. There is no established baseline for various neurotransmitters within the brain. It's an incredibly complex organ, and tinkering around with a whole neurotransmitters values by way of ingesting exogenous pharmaceuticals is highly unethical, considering there is no actual neurobiological testing given in nearly all cases before hand. There is no one way a human being is designed. We are all different, due to different genes interacting with different environmental stressors over time. To think that a baseline could actually be established, is ludicrous. Talk about the death of individuality. Not on my watch.
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posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:08 AM
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I would think that Psychiatry is more of a Pseudoscience en.wikipedia.org... created by big Pharma .When I was growing up dad would say "whats wrong with that kid " to my mom . Today they call it ADHD and probably have a pill to deal with it . Heck I think I read somewhere that teacher can actually compel parents to put the kids on medication .The teachers retirement portfolio just happens to have investments into Pharma so it becomes a win win for them come retirement . a reply to: UnderGetty



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:16 AM
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originally posted by: UnderGetty
I came across a very interesting article today claiming that Psychiatry is not a science because there is not one physical test to validate the existence of a mental illness:
jonrappoport.wordpress.com...


The author of that blog Jon Rappoport is a Scientologist - a cult that hates Psychiatry



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: pl3bscheese

It's a blog filled with misconceptions and false assertions so try reading actual academic resources instead (although it appears you've made up your mind already without so much as a cursory look at the literature).



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:20 AM
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Psychiatry does get a bad wrap at times as it is a tough job trying to fix the complicated systems of the mind. With so many different components and interactions associated to the brain lots of many different things can and do go wrong. As with other fields of science like cosmology or climatology there is some understanding with more to still learn.



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:25 AM
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That is a false assumption. I regurally read a variety of scientific literature. Psychiatry is pseudoscience, plain and simple. reply to: GetHyped



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:29 AM
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I believe it to be a massive fraud yes. I mean even the way that they introduce the symptoms into the DSM (that every psychiatrist works off of) is ridiculous, symptoms are VOTED into the DSM, that should say something about the validity of the "science"



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: pl3bscheese

You are either lying or intellectually dishonest. Or both. The fact you tout a Scientologist's pseudoscientific rant as evidence that "the entire science of Psychiatry a fraud" speaks volumes.



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:37 AM
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Psyciatry simply finds defective human minds and hides them by suppressing the symptoms but never curing the problem,this means Society has no reliable means of identifying and keeping track of some of the sickest most dangerous human minds on the planet.

Human evolution is stalled by this action, if little Billy was a nutbar who was talking to invisible friends and babbeling to himself his entire life but was still a handsome young lad he would lkely not be reproducing easily, HOWEVER if you suppress little sick Billys peripheral Symptoms and hide them under an artificial sheild of medications he will seem like prime mate to many women,handsome,and normal,this is called non-disclosure ,it is like cerebral make-up.

We literally have hundreds of millions of semi-psychotic humans walking around hidden under a sheild of medications,it is no wonder we are such a mess,we cannot control who reproduces but we can stop misinformation and misrepresentation.

Then we see the arguement that no one wants millions and millions of unstable people walking around so this creates a societal demand for the drugs which hide the symptoms, and reinforce the societal acceptance levels of the act of not telling a potential mate you have a genetic disorder which is being suppressed with medications artificially,not cured but suppressed.

No one has a right to stop people from having kids,but we do have a right to expect that natural selection be accommodated .

i would prefer one non-medicated village idiot that everyone can identify accept and support to ten thousand medicated village idiots who are all ticking timebombs ready to go off unannounced.

I am not using the term "village idiot" with derogatory intentions,I am using it because people can quantify it.









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posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: GetHyped

Neither. You are only casting shadows from your own deficits, which is clear for anyone else to see.



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:42 AM
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DSM is the fraud. It is my opinion everyone exists in a spectrum of F'd up. According to the criteria for number of symptoms needed to be present I have 8 different personality disorders. It's pharmaceutical industry/incentive driven diagnoses coupled with lazy, misinformed parent all to willing to throw a pill at it. Why would a doctor lie, right?

Now there are some that really exist. Frontal cortex confabulation is real. Schizophrenia does exist, but it's faulty wiring (only numbed by medication), and symptoms more closely match dementia than any one of these "disorder of the week" illnesses.
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posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:47 AM
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Eh? There is plenty of evidence for chemical imbalances and resulting mental illnesses. This is absolutely 100% proven and can be measured. Serotonin is just one of them. Too little and you get depressed, too much and you'll suffer from anxiety. Lets not even start on the others. This article is the biggest lot of crock I've ever seen. Ref: I have a BSc [Hons] in Neuroscience.



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: Hecate666

Good point. And is there an established baseline for Serotonin by which the definition of "too much", and "too little" can be derived from? I'd like to know what that is.

Or is it a relative term based on assumption? Like "I feel neither happy or sad and so therefore the current level of Serotonin in my system is my baseline".

Legit questions, I'm not being sarcastic.

As far as the posts disregarding the points of the blog post based on the beliefs of the author... You know people can be correct on a subject regardless of their beliefs. If all you have in response to a persons point of view is an attack on their beliefs then you really have nothing. We see this in political debate all the time - if you can't respond to the topic, attack the person.
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posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:55 AM
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Mental health is pretty soft stuff. Talk to a provider from any other medical field. They're lower on the totem pole than general practitioners.

Psychiatry (specifically) probably stands on a bit more solid ground. I professionally respect most of the psychiatrists I interact with. Notable exceptions ... the ones who work with substance abusers (but they're a-holes, and that shapes my opinion).



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:59 AM
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No question about it...

Psychiatry IS a total complete FRAUD...

And you can forget about scientific sources.

Mainstream "Science" is now nothing but a huge Psy' OP with a stealth agenda just like the MSM.


“Psychiatry” has NO, and I mean ZERO medical basis whatsoever.

Watch “The marketing of Madness” on YouTube to learn what a scam “psychiatry” is.

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“Biological psychiatry is a total fraud.” — Fred Baughman,

quoted by Dr. Timothy Scott, America Fooled: The Truth about Antidepressants, Antipsychotics and How We’ve Been Deceived

Psychiatry is a Total Fraud

Not only is psychology without merit, but psychiatry defrauds the public as well. Medical psychiatrists have been trying for years to validate their biochemical theory of mental illness, but “after decades of research that has yielded not a single definitive biological marker connecting brain dysfunction to mental disorders,” we are letting doctors evaluate and treat us as if such diseases exist.

To put it more loosely, making a diagnosis of mental illness is “a near mindless act where you can speculate whatever you want and never be ‘wrong’ (if any new or unrelated symptoms emerge just add another diagnosis).”

In fact, there is not a single scientific study that shows prescription psychotropic drug users suffer from an objective, confirmable abnormality of the brain.

Psychology and Psychiatry: Rotten to the Core

Dr. Niall McLaren, an Australian practicing psychiatrist for 22 years, explains what is wrong with the psychiatric profession: That it cannot/will not take criticism, for fear the entire model of biological psychiatry will unravel. That there is no science to psychiatric diagnoses, no brain based diseases. And that psychiatry only pushes mental disorders as biological disease in order to convince people to take psychiatric drugs, causing a host of dangerous side effects.

What's Wrong with Psychiatry?

“There are no objective tests in psychiatry-no X-ray, laboratory, or exam finding that says definitively that someone does or does not have a mental disorder.”
— Allen Frances, Former DSM-IV Task Force Chairman

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“…modern psychiatry has yet to convincingly prove the genetic/biologic cause of any single mental illness…Patients [have] been diagnosed with ‘chemical imbalances’ despite the fact that no test exists to support such a claim, and…there is no real conception of what a correct chemical balance would look like.” — Dr. David Kaiser, psychiatrist

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“All psychiatrists have in common that when they are caught on camera or on microphone, they cower and admit that there are no such things as chemical imbalances/diseases, or examinations or tests for them. What they do in practice, lying in every instance, abrogating [revoking] the informed consent right of every patient and poisoning them in the name of ‘treatment’ is nothing short of criminal.” — Dr Fred Baughman Jr., Pediatric Neurologist

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“Psychiatry makes unproven claims that depression, bipolar illness, anxiety, alcoholism and a host of other disorders are in fact primarily biologic and probably genetic in origin…This kind of faith in science and progress is staggering, not to mention naïve and perhaps delusional.”

— Dr. David Kaiser, psychiatrist

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“In short, the whole business of creating psychiatric categories of ‘disease,’ formalizing them with consensus, and subsequently ascribing diagnostic codes to them, which in turn leads to their use for insurance billing, is nothing but an extended racket furnishing psychiatry a pseudo-scientific aura. The perpetrators are, of course, feeding at the public trough.”
— Dr. Thomas Dorman, internist and member of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK

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Pushing drugs onto the population is part of the stealth agenda used to control and depopulate.


The "Quiet Weapons" says "inoculation of behavioral drugs" can speed a child's transition from the soon-to-be extinct family unit to "state-controlled public education and state-operated child-care centers." According to Huxley, the goal is to produce "a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away ... but ... will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing ... enhanced by pharmacological methods."

Among these pharmaceuticals we now can recognize Ritalin, Prozac and Viagra, which healthy men commonly use for performance. Doctors are elite drug dealers designated to addict, distract and sedate society.

This is accomplished through "silent weapons" (propaganda and social engineering) applied in the media and schools. "When the silent weapon is applied gradually, the public adjusts...until the pressure becomes too great and they crack up...Therefore the silent weapon is a type of biological warfare.... It attacks ...their sources of natural and social energy and their physical, mental and emotional strengths..."

The "Quiet War" Against Humanity

I quit taking them - I feel 100% better
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Meds DO NOT help in anyway
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Pharmaceutical Drugs Do NOT Work
www.abovetopsecret.com...

SICKNESS = MONEY
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The government doesn't want cures, they want sickness. SICKNESS = MONEY
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Started taking medication... now I feel even more suicidal than before...
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posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 09:02 AM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
I would think that Psychiatry is more of a Pseudoscience en.wikipedia.org... created by big Pharma .When I was growing up dad would say "whats wrong with that kid " to my mom . Today they call it ADHD and probably have a pill to deal with it . Heck I think I read somewhere that teacher can actually compel parents to put the kids on medication .The teachers retirement portfolio just happens to have investments into Pharma so it becomes a win win for them come retirement . a reply to: UnderGetty



"whats wrong with that kid "

He has ADHD, idiot.

Are you going to say schizophrenia, depression and ptsd are made-up diseases as well? Educate yourself a little.
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posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 09:05 AM
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BTW, I am not a Scientologist and I oppose their beliefs. however, I do find a lot of his arguments on many different subject compelling.

I also oppose the beliefs and doctrines on Nazis, and yet I find their work developing decompression dive tables, immersion hypothermia treatments, and jet propulsion valuable.



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 09:09 AM
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Oh noooos the Seretonin! I am positive this chemical is related to depression and anxiety, and I am sure it varies in different people, but artificially supplementing it's uptake (via manufactured chemicals) stunts your ability to produce it naturally. SSRI's are like illicit drugs in this regard. The zoloft withdrawal is pretty harsh too.

Chocolate, exercise, sunlight, and healthy eating habits, are proven to be just as if not more effective in providing a Seretonin boost. Often times it's environment and lifestyle influencing these fluctuations... Like being trapped inside for long cloudy winters. Get a sunlamp, eat some chocolate.

"Antidepressants controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable. .."
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