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originally posted by: VanGcouveriteScrew earth and screw most people here, this is not a place for an elegant and delicate spirit like me.
No one should have to be ashamed to talk of their life experiences. Maybe the OP has not many people off-net to talk to. I don't have religion nor do i want one but from what i've read of Jesus he was a kindly friendly person. Maybe his followers who say hurtful things to obviously depressed people are the ones who should be ashamed.
There are millions in the world that would give their own arm to live in Canada and have a life of security and safety.
The diagnosis of mental illness is always a weapon. ~ Dr. Jeffrey Schaler
Mental illness refers to something that a person does; real disease refers to something that a person has. The diagnosis of mental illness is always a weapon ~ Dr. Jeffrey Schaler
What do you think psychiatrists would do if Jesus were alive today? Or Buddha? Or Mohammed? Ba-da-bing! Right into a mental hospital, injected with drugs to stop their crazy beliefs and speech. Psychiatrists today are the true Grand Inquisitors. They would crucify the holy men and women of yesterday in an instant. Transcript for Video
“Biological psychiatry is a total fraud.” ~ Fred Baughman
“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
“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
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
originally posted by: Raxoxane
a reply to: randyvs
Fair enough,i understand your point of view better now. I feel a bit different, in that i don't really see it as a pity party but nothing wrong with seeing it differently. Also , having been a sufferer of such severe depression all my life ,one can easily spot another.Depression makes it very difficult to see the lighter side of things, the "comical in the tragical" One is then usually only able to focus on the negative.
Anyway, a good day to you.