The secret at the bottom of psychiatry’s rabbit hole

The secret at the bottom of psychiatry’s rabbit hole

by Jon Rappoport

February 24, 2013

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Nightmares, out-of-control aggressive behavior, extreme sadness and passivity, confusion, hallucinations, mania, brain damage, suicide, homicide—these are just a few central effects of psychiatric drugs.

Read the staggering statistics reported by Robert Whitaker, the author of Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill: “The number of adults, ages 18 to 65, on the federal disability rolls due to mental illness jumped from 1.25 million in 1987 to four million in 2007. Roughly one in every 45 working-age adults is now on government disability due to mental illness.

“This epidemic has now struck our nation’s children, too. The number of children who receive a federal payment because of a severe mental illness rose from 16,200 in 1987 to 561,569 in 2007, a 35-fold increase.”

My exploration started in 1999, as I covered the Columbine school shooting.

I was already familiar with the pioneering work of Dr. Peter Breggin and his classic book, Toxic Psychiatry. I knew the drugs were toxic and that some of them could push people into violence.

It emerged that one of the Columbine shooters, Eric Harris, had been on Luvox, a violence-inducing drug, an SSRI antidepressant.

This, of course, was very troubling, because children and adults all over America were taking these antidepressants. And in Dr. Breggin’s book, I saw a summary of a review-study on Ritalin, done in 1986 by Joseph Scarnati. Ritalin, far from being a “soft” drug, was essentially speed, and it carried with it significant dangers.

It could cause hallucinations, aggressive behavior, and even psychotic breaks. Several million children in America were taking Ritalin.

What I came to call a “Johnny Appleseed specter” loomed over America. If psychiatrists dispensed enough of these drugs, seeding the population, we would be in for random shootings and killings and suicides on into the indefinite future. And psychiatrists were, in fact, handing out these drugs like candy. No one at the FDA or any enforcement government agency was ringing alarm bells.

In the wake of Columbine, I wrote a white paper, Why Did they Do It: School Shootings Across America,” for The Truth Seeker. It gained wide online attention. The report mentioned other instances where children, on psychiatric drugs, had committed murder and suicide.

In the ensuing years, I became much more aware of the influence of drug companies in this Johnny Appleseed operation. They had, in fact, struck a deal to rescue the sinking profession of psychiatry. The arrangement was simple and potent: Big Pharma would bankroll psychiatric conferences and education, prop up flagging journals with advertising money, and generally promote the repute of psychiatry, in return for a certain kind of research:

The research would “prove” that all mental disorders were the result of chemical imbalances in the brain, and no amount of talk therapy would resolve these issues. Instead, it would take drugs, which of course would be developed and sold by Pharma.

In order for this scheme to work, the FDA, which certifies all medicines as safe and effective before releasing them for public consumption, would have to play along. That was no problem. The FDA basically serves the pharmaceutical industry.

Roughly five years after Columbine, I (and other investigators) began to see how widespread the research fraud really was. Peter Breggin was already aware of it and had published extensively on the subject.

For example, clinical trials of psychiatric drugs were being done over very brief periods of time; in some cases, the trials were as short as six weeks. This was the case with Xanax. A brief testing period would hide many of the adverse effects of the drugs.

But then I also saw how clinical trials that were failures, that revealed how badly the drugs were performing, could be hidden altogether, as if they’d never happened. The results of these trials weren’t published at all. A pharmaceutical company, running a number of studies on a drug, could cherry pick a few studies that looked good and shelve the others.

In 2009, searching the literature and interviewing several psychiatrists off the record, I came to understand that the whole idea of “chemical imbalances in the brain” was a fraud. No one had ever established a normal chemical level of balance. In other words, there was no scientific standard that, by comparison, could show what an “imbalance” was. It was a myth, and it was widely accepted, even by the public.

I began talking to parents. The full force of what was happening, on the ground, was driven home to me. Lives were being derailed and destroyed at an early age. Children were being warped by these drugs. A diagnosis of one psychiatric condition, followed by a drug prescription, often resulted in another diagnosis, and more drugs. The effects were devastating.

The time of childhood, of innocence, was being destroyed. It was all in the service of carving up behavior into categories of mental disorders and then selling drugs behind those diagnoses.

Children’s brains were being twisted.

There was a growing trend to diagnose children at six, at four, or even earlier, with mental conditions—and give them drugs. Papers and books were being written to justify this. The publications were called “breakthroughs.” A whole industry of “bipolar children” was created out of thin air, and the scientific fraud was accepted as holy writ.

This was not just fraud. It was evil. It was remorseless evil, perpetrated by elite academics and researchers. These were people who should have been put in prison for the rest of their lives. But nothing was happening to them. They were praised instead, and celebrated.


Where was the national conscience? Where were the people in the Department of Justice, who should have been serving warrants and making arrests and building court cases?

What I saw was obvious, and it had been in front of my face for more than a decade. The federal government was supporting and certifying psychiatry/psychology as the single science of mental health. This wasn’t just a wink and a nod; it was rock solid.

Where in the Constitution was there any basis for that? Nowhere. The very idea, when you isolated it and held it in your hand and looked at it, was preposterous. The federal government has no conceivable right to enable psychiatry in any way.

Yet, it was happening. It was happening to such a degree that nothing was being done to punish the whole profession for destroying countless lives with toxic drugs. Indeed, this was government-approved behavior.

It still boggles my mind to think about that. Yes, one can offer many excuses and rationalizations, but at the end of it all, that’s what we’re left with: the government is certifying the destruction of millions of lives.

Read Toxic Psychiatry, and Dr. Breggin’s later book, Medication Madness. Read Robert Whitaker’s Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic. That will get you started. You’ll find lucid evidence of the many destructive effects the drugs produce, all the way from mania to motor brain damage.


I thought I had reached the end of the road. What more was there to discover? What more did anyone need to know? No matter which way you sliced it, psychiatric destruction was a government-certified program.

But then, several years ago, I realized I didn’t know how many mental disorders existed. I knew, of course, there was a bible of the psychiatric profession. It is called the DSM, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. So far, there have been four editions. A fifth is due out in the spring of 2013.

The editions of the DSM are put together by committees of psychiatrists. The DSM, published by the American Psychiatric Association, lists and defines every officially-certified mental disorder. It is used by psychiatrists to bill insurance companies.

So I quickly found out there are 297 mental disorders. This is absurd on the face of it. Reading the descriptions of these disorders, one sees they are menus of behaviors.

I assumed some of these disorders were based on nothing but speculation. They were inventions. Concoctions.

But after a few conversations with psychiatric sources, I saw I had been underestimating the extent of the fraud.

In fact, all 297 mental disorders are arrangements and clusters of behaviors. The DSM committees hold meetings and argue and hash out the composition of the clusters and the accompanying mental-disorder labels.

Then I found an article: Wired Magazine, December 27, 2010, “Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness,” by Gary Greenberg. It was an interview with a psychiatrist, Dr. Allen Frances.

Frances wasn’t just any psychiatrist. He was a star of stars. He had been in charge of assembling the fourth edition of the bible, the DSM.

In an April 19, 1994, New York Times piece, “Scientist At Work,” Daniel Goleman called Frances, “Perhaps the most powerful psychiatrist in America at the moment…”

Long after the DSM-IV had been put into print, Dr. Frances, talking to Wired’s Greenberg, said the following:

There is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.”

This was on the order of the Pope asserting there was no real reason to believe in God.

After a pause, Dr. Frances remarked, “These concepts [of distinct mental disorders] are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the borders.”

Frances might have been referring to the fact that his DSM-IV had expanded earlier definitions of ADHD and Bipolar, to permit many more diagnoses, leading to a vast acceleration of drug-dosing with highly powerful and toxic compounds, like Valproate and Lithium.

Finally, at the end of the Wired interview, Frances flew off into a bizarre fantasy:

Diagnosis [as spelled out in the DSM-IV] is part of the magic…you know those medieval maps? In the places where they didn’t know what was going on, they wrote ‘Dragons live here’…we have a dragon’s world here [with the DSM]. But you wouldn’t want to be without the map.”

Frances was basically admitting that the nice neat definitions of mental disorders were a delusion. But to justify it, he called the whole enterprise an exercise in partial map-making.

The Wired interview was explosive, to say the least. The most influential psychiatrist in America was confessing that you couldn’t clearly define mental disorders.


But no, that wasn’t all. There were a few more steps to the bottom of the rabbit hole. They were taken by Dr. Russell Barkley, professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

In an episode of the PBS Frontline series, titled “Does ADHD Exist,” the Frontline interviewer stated: “Skeptics say that there’s no biological marker—that it [ADHD] is the one condition out there where there is no blood test, and that no one knows what causes it.”

Dr. Barkley replied: “That’s tremendously naïve, and it shows a great deal of illiteracy about science and about the mental health professions. A disorder doesn’t have to have a blood test to be valid. If that were the case, all mental disorders would be invalid…There is no lab test for any mental disorder right now in our science. That doesn’t make them invalid.”

First of all, Dr. Barkley’s comments are not unique. I have heard his points echoed by many psychiatrists. It’s time to take this assertion apart, because it is truly staggering.

The “illiteracy about science” belongs to Dr. Barkley. The scientific method requires that when a researcher draws a conclusion, he provides the evidence for it. The burden of proof is on him.

If a committee of psychiatrists says disorder X exists, it must demonstrate that.

Barkely confirms that no mental disorder has a lab test to back up a diagnosis. It doesn’t matter what disorder you pick. Schizophrenia, ADHD, Bipolar, clinical depression. None of them can be tested for.

No blood test, no urine test, no saliva test, no brain scan, no genetic assay.

That is a titanic fact.

And being a fact, it destroys the whole DSM and everything it stands for. It destroys the validity of every one of the 297 official mental disorders.

Science requires that the claim for the existence of a mental disorder must be backed up by hard evidence. Since there is no evidence, and since the burden of proof is on the psychiatric profession, the inevitable inference is clear:

Retract every one of the 297 mental disorders. Erase their names. It’s over. There is no proof any of these disorders exist. They only have the status of fictions. Psychiatry doesn’t have some special dispensation to do “a different brand of science.”


When this was finally made clear to me, I knew I had reached the bottom of the rabbit hole. There were other paths to follow, concerning the issue of conscious intent to do harm to millions of people, but as far the science was concerned, that was It.

Of course, those who are confused by this bottom-line revelation will say that many people are suffering from mental illness. They will say it is obvious.

No, what is obvious is that many people have problems. Many people suffer. Many people are desperate. Many people experience emotional and physical pain. The actual causes for all this can’t be neatly categorized and labeled. To make a meaningful diagnosis or assessment involves much deeper investigation—and also an appreciation of what is front of one’s own eyes.

When it comes to human suffering and emotional distress, we could be talking about causes ranging from severe malnutrition to brain lesions; from environmental poisoning to a history of toxic medical drug and vaccine-use; from extreme poverty and hopelessness to false arrest; from oxygen deprivation at birth to physical abuse and imminent danger in the immediate household, or in the community; from massive food sensitivities and other allergies to blood-sugar problems; from guilt at having committed crimes to being on the receiving end of political oppression. The list goes on.

This is a partial collection of real causes—instead of the false, non-existent mental disorders, which are excuses to drug people.


The whole profession of psychiatry is an outright fraud and an ongoing crime of the highest order.

At the same time, as long as psychiatrists sit in offices and the drugs are available, and no one is prosecuted and sent to jail for dispensing these “medicines,” adults have the freedom to choose to take the drugs or not. And if some of them say they have benefited, that’s also their decision.

But without knowledge and authentic informed consent beforehand, the landscape is rife with danger.

When it comes uninformed or uncaring parents dealing away their children’s lives to psychiatrists, that is an ever-expanding tragic nightmare.

Each day that the profession of psychiatry continues to practice its sophisticated brand of poisonous fakery, and each day that the federal government of the United States continues to back it up and support it and fund it and give it primacy and monopoly, there is an ongoing RICO crime in progress. A crime of gangsters and thugs organized as a mob.

It is as if the Mafia declared its shootings and beatings to be scientifically based. It is exactly like that.


The Matrix Revealed


Here are several quotes, out of hundreds I could offer, on the subject of the adverse and chilling effects of psychiatry:

Dr. Peter Breggin, the eminent psychiatrist and author (Toxic Psychiatry, Talking Back to Prozac, Talking Back to Ritalin): “With Luvox [an antidepressant] there is some evidence of a four-percent rate for mania in adolescents. Mania, for certain individuals, could be a component in grandiose plans to destroy large numbers of other people. Mania can go over the hill to psychosis.”

Dr. Joseph Tarantolo is a psychiatrist in private practice in Washington DC. He is the past-president of the Washington chapter of the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians. Tarantolo states that “all the SSRIs [including Prozac and Luvox] relieve the patient of feeling. He becomes less empathic, as in `I don’t care as much,’ which means `It’s easier for me to harm you.’ If a doctor treats someone who needs a great deal of strength just to think straight, and gives him one of these drugs, that could push him over the edge into violent behavior.”

In his landmark book, Toxic Psychiatry, Dr. Breggin mentions that the Donahue show (Feb. 28, 1991) “put together a group of individuals who had become compulsively self-destructive and murderous after taking Prozac and the clamorous telephone and audience response confirmed the problem.”

Breggin also cites a troubling study from the February 1990 American Journal of Psychiatry (Teicher et al, v.147:207-210) which reports on “six depressed patients, previously free of recent suicidal ideation, who developed `intense, violent suicidal preoccupations after 2-7 weeks of fluoxetine [Prozac] treatment.’ The suicidal preoccupations lasted from three days to three months after termination of the treatment. The report estimates that 3.5 percent of Prozac users were at risk. While denying the validity of the study, Dista Products, a division of Eli Lilly, put out a brochure for doctors dated August 31, 1990, stating that it was adding `suicidal ideation’ to the adverse events section of its Prozac product information.”

A shocking review-study published in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases (1996, v.184, no.2), written by Rhoda L. Fisher and Seymour Fisher, called “Antidepressants for Children,” concludes: “Despite unanimous literature of double-blind studies indicating that antidepressants are no more effective than placebos in treating depression in children and adolescents, such medications continue to be in wide use.”

Emergence of self-destructive phenomena in children and adolescents during fluoxetine treatment,” published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1991, vol.30), written by RA King, RA Riddle, et al, reports self-destructive phenomena in 14% (6/42) of children and adolescents (10-17 years old) who had treatment with fluoxetine (Prozac) for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The well-known Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics states that Ritalin is “structurally related to amphetamines … Its pharmacological properties are essentially the same as those of the amphetamines.”

In Toxic Psychiatry, Dr. Breggin discusses the subject of drug combinations: “Combining antidepressants [e.g., Prozac, Luvox] and psychostimulants [e.g., Ritalin] increases the risk of cardiovascular catastrophe, seizures, sedation, euphoria, and psychosis. Withdrawal from the combination can cause a severe reaction that includes confusion, emotional instability, agitation, and aggression.”

In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a most important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was called “An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate”) [v.21(7), pp. 837-841].

Scarnati listed over a hundred adverse affects of Ritalin and indexed published journal articles for each of these symptoms.

For every one of the following (selected and quoted verbatim) Ritalin effects then, there is at least one confirming source in the medical literature:

Paranoid delusions

Paranoid psychosis

Hypomanic and manic symptoms, amphetamine-like psychosis

Activation of psychotic symptoms

Toxic psychosis

Visual hallucinations

Auditory hallucinations

Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences

Effects pathological thought processes

Extreme withdrawal

Terrified affect

Started screaming

Aggressiveness

Insomnia

Since Ritalin is considered an amphetamine-type drug, expect amphatamine-like effects

psychic dependence

High-abuse potential DEA Schedule II Drug

Decreased REM sleep

When used with antidepressants one may see dangerous reactions including hypertension, seizures and hypothermia

Convulsions

Brain damage may be seen with amphetamine abuse.

In commenting on Dr. Lawrence Diller’s book, Running on Ritalin, Dr. William Carey, Director of Behavioral Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has written, “Dr. Diller has correctly described … the disturbing trend of blaming children’s social, behavioral, and academic performance problems entirely on an unproven brain deficit [ADHD]…”

The 1994 Textbook of Psychiatry, published by the American Psychiatric Press, contains this review (Popper and Steingard): “Stimulants [such as Ritalin] do not produce lasting improvements in aggressivity, conduct disorder, criminality, education achievement, job functioning, marital relationships, or long-term adjustment.”

In his book, Talking Back to Ritalin, Peter Breggin expands on the drug’s effects: “Stimulants such as Ritalin and amphetamine … have grossly harmful impacts on the brain-reducing overall blood flow, disturbing glucose metabolism, and possibly causing permanent shrinkage or atrophy of the brain.”

Dr. David Healy, professor of psychiatry and former Secretary of British Association for Psychopharmacology, author of Let Then Eat Prozac and Mania: “I approached ACLU about the fact that there are people in prison who are likely there because their drugs caused them to become violent but didn’t even get an acknowledgment from ACLU that I had written.

In the same way the Boston Women’s Collaborative don’t want to hear that antidepressants could cause birth defects or mental handicap in children. They only want pregnant women to have access to antidepressants and are part of a movement that has pushed the use of antidepressants in pregnancy up to record levels.”

Dr. David Healy: “In the case of prescription [antidepressant] drugs, what defence does a doctor have to fall back on? The risk of violence on these drugs has been known for 50 years. It’s known that even giving these drugs to healthy volunteers can cause them to become violent. The data has been out there in warnings in many countries for 10 years. It may be disputed but there is no doctor who can say that they simply couldn’t have been aware of this issue. If there are, they are simply not professional.”

Dr. David Healy: “About 4000 families in the US have children born with major birth defects each year because of antidepressants taken in pregnancy. Up to 20,000 women per year have a miscarriage because of these drugs and a large number have voluntary terminations linked to antidepressants.”

Robert Whitaker, author of Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic: “…the prescribing of psychiatric medications to children and adolescents took off during this period (1987 to 2007), and as this medical practice took hold, the number of youth in America receiving a government disability check because of a mental illness leapt from 16,200 in 1987 to 561,569 in 2007…”

Robert Whitaker: “[See] Coryell, W. American Journal of Psychiatry 152 (1995):1124-9.NIMH-funded investigators tracked the outcomes of medicated and unmedicated depressed people over a period of six years; those who were ‘treated’ for the illness were three times more likely than the untreated group to suffer a ‘cessation’ of their ‘principal social role’ and nearly seven times more likely to become ‘incapacitated.’ The NIMH researchers wrote: ‘The untreated individuals described here had milder and shorter-lived illness (than those who were treated), and, despite the absence of treatment, did not show significant changes in socieoeconomic status in the long term.’”

Dr. Thomas Szasz, psychiatrist and author of The Myth of Mental Illness: “Psychiatrists look for twisted molecules and defective genes as the causes of schizophrenia, because schizophrenia is the name of a disease. If Christianity or Communism were called diseases, would they then look for the chemical and genetic ’causes’ of these ‘conditions’?”

Jon Rappoport

The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

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39 comments on “The secret at the bottom of psychiatry’s rabbit hole

  1. Mari Caplan says:

    Jon, you are correct on all counts. I wrote several weeks ago with a psudeo defense of consumers of drugs. I still don’t want to vilify them. But at the end of the day the way we look at human suffering is all wrong. There are no disorders. You are absolutely right.

    We need to care for human beings, not machines with dysfunctional chemicals and cell clusters.

    Psychology when it works is nothing more than philosophy that advocates for a fully integrated human experience. Psychology that helps to heal is philosophy that cares for human life and all that it can be.

    Thanks for your persistence.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Behold A Pale Horse by William Cooper, pg. 224 and 225 has some interesting motive for this topic as well.

  3. James says:

    Jon, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for this article and all the work you put into every article you write.

  4. Jack says:

    excellent article Jon. just tried to share it on Facebook but was blocked (I was told: “The content you’re trying to share includes a link that’s been blocked for being spammy or unsafe”. I’ll repost on my website and have another go at sharing. Keep up the great informative work :)
    Jack

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    Thanks.

    yes. See…

    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/update-a-perspective-on-facebook-shutting-down-my-links/

  5. Sarah says:

    Thank you for your article – the work that the Western Lapland therapists do in Finland treating people in their home is very interesting: http://beyondmeds.com/2011/03/21/finnishopendialogue/
    I am a carer for my friend who has a movement disorder from psychiatric drugs. His life has become a nightmare of painful unrelenting symptoms, and there is no treatment. No compensation, no lawsuit possible in Australia. What has happened to him is not classified as ‘medical negligence,’ but correct practice in psychiatry. Many people seem to believe that movement disorders caused by psychiatric drugs are rare, but in reality many people develop them but are hidden away from the public in mental health wards where they never get diagnosed, mainly because god forbid the psychiatrist would need to consult a movement disorder neurologist, who would then confirm that the psychiatrist has indeed just caused what is in many cases an irreversible and disabling movement disorder which is often far worse than whatever the person’s original condition was. I have noticed more and more people posting videos of themselves or their loved ones on YouTube to say “this is what has happened to me / them due to this drug” and due to not being believed by the “medical authorities.” I personally have witnessed psychiatrists treat my friend’s movement disorder as a psychiatric problem, which of course can be “treated” with the same drugs that caused the movement disorder in the first place. They have even said to him in the past, “why don’t we try ECT to see if we can jolt the brain back to normal?” My friend sensibly declined this option and fortunately has escaped any further ‘mental health care.’ Many Australians support “better” mental health care but are woefully ignorant as I once was of what is really involved in this “care.” Thanks for helping to expose the enormous fraud and abuse on all levels in this field, it is truly tragic, particularly what is happening to children as big pharma target younger and younger “consumers.”

  6. Charles says:

    Great article, facebook banned reposting of it for some reason…

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    Thanks.

    yes. See…

    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/update-a-perspective-on-facebook-shutting-down-my-links/

  7. Theodora says:

    Psychiatry comes right out of the handbook of Communism. Communism is no more than the Protocols in Action!

    The communists outed Religion and embraced Psychiatry. It´s called Psycho Politics. It´s no more than a weapon against free human beings.

    Excuse my poor English since I am no native speaker.

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    Thank you, Theodora, for sharing your insights.

    “…in the disputes between the East and West concerning the Russian opponents of the Soviet regime… [m]any dissidents went to lunatic asylums and were treated as mentally sick. Western doctors and the press accused Soviet doctors of being blind instruments of the regime and of having broken the solemn oath of their calling. The Russian doctors thought the West had gone mad in reproaching their behavior. For them, anyone who opposed such an efficient police power must be mentally disturbed. In their view, only those who had what Seneca called Libido morienti (the death wish) would dare to provoke the State. The Russian doctors were convinced that they were undertaking a humanitarian mission by placing the opponents of the regime in asylums and thereby reducing their aggression–the only hope for their survival. To reduce the outstanding to mediocrity was always a medical and human duty in a state where mediocrity had the better chance of survival.” — in “Man: The Fallen Ape” by Branko Bokun

    http://www.certopower.com/books/man_the_fallen_ape/part1/chapter1.html

    http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/after-sandy-hook-how-psychiatrists-will-become-policemen/

  8. Seumas says:

    I would offer a dissenting opinion here, in contrast to commenter mari’s pronouncement, that there are indeed disorders and they are indeed in need of being repaired. To think otherwise is to regard the mind as infallible, and this is simply not true (and dangerous itself for the fact that all man’s ills are not confined to the body, but can afflict the mind and spirit as well). Taking a position that there are no disorders, is to take a permissive attitude towards such things as serial killing and child molesting, both of which are gross and clear examples of mental dysfunction. The pharmacidists may be out to maim the population through their pseudo-alchemical quackery, but that certainly doesn’t invalidate that the mind can be damaged and require repairs. Thus I would say a better conclusion would be that disorders exist, but that chemical poisons concocted by the corporate egregores are not a cure, and may well indeed not be intended to be.

  9. the Pin says:

    the entire illness industry has been adopted as the preferred sociology of existence, the disabled diagnosed treated society is blossoming, the exact opposing social form proposed by the german national socialists from the 20th century.

    is anyone not ill, disabled, disadvantaged, requiring professional intervention, or tragically incomplete physically and emotionally in the 21st century?

    the sound of squeaky wheels is so prevalent and loud its impossible to recognize silence any longer.

  10. zendeviant says:

    I have lived this, started with the psychatric profession in 1980 and finished with it in 2004. I have been prescribed 6 of the 9 major SSRIs over the course of my “treatment.” Then it was back and forth between conflicting diagnoses. Mood stabilizers, anti-convulsants, mineral poisoning with lithium that required a close eye on kidney function. No one has ever been cured or healed by the lie, only set up for a lifetime of extortion.

    There are plenty of situational reasons for the rational person to be depressed. It is only the freewill choice for each individual to identify the spark of divinity within, nurture that fire and act responsibly. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, forgive us, the sinners.

    Now I smoke the weed to keep the shakes down, I am sure that my time with those pills tweaked me a bit. The same things that started my “depression” back in the day still make me sneer. Things are f**cked up and bul**hit. I stay the hell away from the doctors–I choose life.

    Shine Bright.

  11. farang says:

    Yet the same government officials still fight public sentiment, democratically passed legalization laws, use military-style assaults on citizens and their homes, while imprisoning obscene amount of citizens for the victimless ‘crime” of selling or smoking marijuana.

    When was the last time you heard of someone usually normal, with a healthy social life, family structure, good job smoking a joint and harming anyone…or anything…except the refrigerator?

    These shrinks…they prescribe this crap to their own family members?

  12. p3 says:

    dear jon,

    we have ayurveda, chinese traditional, homeopathy and ortho-molecular medicine as lenses to examine the corpus delicti of modern medicine. such an exam will show that mind is the source and phenomena reflect it’s vibrational state. the rabbit hole is our (5) sensory prison that is easily hoodwinked! by the archons. health care is a program for managing the herd so they can be efficiently milked.
    when one sees thru the veil of illusion…leaving the herd is the only solution to chattel status. but by doing so, milk becomes blood for the vampires.

    the rabbit hole is an analogy for a dark, hidden, inaccessible place, wherein the wonders of creation are manifest and produce abundance.

    psychiatry/psychology/war(cut,burn,poison) medicine are the vipers in the snake den that have created the standards by which we are judged; sane if you agree and insane if you don’t. first test for culling the herd.

    i appreciate the detailed reportage, the research, digestion and regurgitation of info and analysis, but, time to cut to the quick; see the evil, speak of the evil, melt the evil like the wicked witch of the west was by a little pure water splashed upon the mirage of parasitical
    entities of our own minds. how? recite the amitabha buddha’s name!
    what a life?
    “everything is a test to see what you will do. if you mistake what is in front of your face, you will have to start anew.”
    Venerable Master Hsuan Hua.
    we all came from the rabbit hole of our mothers’ womb. do you really want to go through that experience again? is there anything in this burning house(saha world, prison planet earth) that is worth saving?
    omitofwo!
    p3

    http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/ufosinterdimensionalultraterrestrials/the-archons-alien-invaders-from-space.html

  13. downcastmysoul says:

    When my parents dumped me in the shrink’s office starting in adolescence my future got flushed in the toilet. My old blog had a journal I kept of the period just after leaving 3 months on a locked psych ward. Now I wish I hadn’t flushed the old blog. Some drugs I’ve taken have given me relief from mental symptoms such as anxiety and depression but the reason for the anxiety and depression was situational, not formed in a sick mind!!!!!! Psychiatry is the dumping ground for people the New World Order does not want to reach their potential. I went from a student with trouble making friends to a psych patient to a patient on a locked ward in a matter of months in my teens. After that I was never able to play “catch up” to obtain my dreams of a good life. Other “things” happened as well to thwart any chance I’d ever have a life. Hasn’t every “shooter” in the news been on some kind of psych drug. Some cause rage and others cause rage as you withdraw off them whether by design or if you run out of money–BEEN THERE just not the gun toting type.

    —–

    Thank you for sharing your story.

    When it comes to psychiatric drug withdrawal, the following book is helpful for those in similar situations:

    Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families

    ~~ By Peter Breggin, M.D.

    http://www.breggin.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=296

  14. ramonthomas says:

    This issue runs deep with me because my family and friends put me under severe pressure to take anti depressant drugs since 2009. I did for a while but in 2010 I began working with a nutrition expert who assisted me a recovery that was essentially a detox. You all may want to look into the Basic Wellness Program at http://tinevandermaas.com – by the way I successfully posted this to Facebook.

  15. John Dobbs says:

    Can’t thank you enough for providing yet more proof that our entire reality is nothing more than a set of nauseating, artificial constructs. No matter which particular aspect of our contrived environmental framework I inspect, it seems to always point to the same conclusion… that we are being fed things are totally made-up (lies) for the sole benefit of enriching those who are telling the lies. We can’t even talk about the weather anymore, because that is artificially manipulated as well wow.

    Wish you the very best. Thanks for informing and educating us all.

  16. johnjacobh says:

    Reblogged this on John Jacob H's RKBA Commentary and commented:
    In case you missed this…….

  17. Anonymous says:

    So, question? is there no such mental condition as bipolar? If so, my and my wife’s life for the past 20 years has been hell on wheels over a rabbit hole. There is no such thing as the truth.

  18. Diana says:

    Thank you for this article! Unfortunately the medical mafia is alive and well which has destroyed countless lives. Jimstonefreelance.com has proof that drug tests done at the labs were falsified and yet were released into the medical arena anyway. I wish someone emulating “Erin Brokovich” would step up to the plate and build a class action lawsuit against the medical mafia. Its long overdue and they need to be held accountable for their actions. Thank you for shedding light on the enormity of this epidemic.

    ~~~

    http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/testimony1.html

  19. Diana says:

    I wanted to include the link to Jimstone’s research & testimonials of the people that were prescribed antidepressants which can be found here:

    http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/testimony1.html

  20. JerseyCynic/Barb says:

    WHERE DO I BEGIN??

    http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-stonington-amber-alert-0227-20130226,0,4373521.story

    Missing Grandmother, Two Children Found Dead In Preston
    Grandmother Seemed Normal When She Left With Boys, Day Care Says

    ~~~

    Grandmother And Two Children Died Of Apparent Murder-Suicide
    Grandmother Seemed Normal When She Left With Boys, Day Care Says

    Staff at the Connecticut day care center from which two children were abducted by their grandmother and later killed are reeling from the news.

    By DAVID OWENS, KELLY GLISTA and CHRISTINE DEMPSEY

    The Hartford Courant
    5:12 p.m. EST, February 27, 2013
    NORTH STONINGTON —

    On Monday, Brenda Perry made cupcakes for her son Alton’s birthday and wrote about it on her Facebook page.

    “Can’t believe 2 years old already,” she wrote. “So blessed.”

  21. Anonymous says:

    Astonishing how on target Jon’s essay is — the plain truth IS that psychiatry is a fraud, and what they do is a crime, it hurts innocent, vulnerable people, to satisfy power and greed. I am reading H.P Albarelli Jr.’s 2009 book “A Terrible Mistake: the murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s secret cold war experiments.” It describes the early government attempts to find drugs that can control and manipulate the human mind. LSD was the frist, and Eli Lilly, who later made Prozac, the first SSRI was the supplier. This whole mass doping of the population starting in childhood began there, I believe.

    ~~~

    A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments

  22. ask? says:

    Don’t know about anyone else but I’m ready for some FDA
    approved Drugs, Mmmm.. Thanks Jon for all that you do.
    Wish people would study the things that are right in front
    of them.

  23. Netty Gill says:

    I just tried to share this on FB and was told I couldn’t as it was spam !!!
    Made me even more angry at the so called “elite” who think they can control everything.
    My daughter suffers greatly from psychotic problems, we decided after a few months of terrible ignorant experience from taking medication, to toss them in the bin and never see a psychiatrist again.
    She is doing much better without drugs, it is a change of lifestyle and doing what works in a natural healthy state. My daughter is only 13 and I was so enraged when I discovered the truth behind all this. The more I investigate the more I want to do something to warn other parents of the dangers.
    Nothing beats love and commitment with our children. Love overcomes all barriers and my daughters psychotic problems will most likely be here for a long time, but at least she is healthy, supported and understood. We think outside the box and embrace each day as a new one, and my relationship with my daughter had never been better.
    Thank you for this very informative and needed post.
    Netty.

    ~~~
    ~~~
    ~~~

    Hi Netty, thank you for trying to distribute the article onto FB.

    yes. See…

    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/update-a-perspective-on-facebook-shutting-down-my-links/

  24. scott says:

    FYI – I have just tried posting this article on Facebook:

    —————————-

    A ‘must read’ but only if you or someone you love takes any medicines

    The secret at the bottom of psychiatry’s rabbit hole…

    [ http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/the-secret-at-the-bottom-of-psychiatrys-rabbit-hole/ ]

    —————————-

    And this is the FaceBook error message they give me:

    You can’t post this because it has a blocked link.
    The content you’re trying to share includes a link that’s been blocked for being spammy or unsafe:

    http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/02

    jonrappoport.wordpress.com

    ~~~~~
    ~~~~~

    Hi Scott, thank you for trying to distribute the article onto FB.

    yes. See…

    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/update-a-perspective-on-facebook-shutting-down-my-links/

  25. Concerned says:

    Just wanted to add – that “Mad In America” was an excellent read.

  26. […] and despair to love, redemption and triumph, mirrors the kind of real-life success stories wherein the real cause of a person’s sadness and mental problems is identified, tackled, and a positive resolution […]

  27. consentient says:

    Jon, you are the man!

    I hope that one day you will have some time to respond to my letter:-

    http://consentient.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/an-open-letter-to-jon-rappoport/

    Many thanks

    Ben

  28. […] jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/the-secret-at-the-bottom-of-psychiatrys-rabbit-hole/ […]

  29. […] I’ve also written extensively on the toxic destruction wrought by the drugs. […]

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