Alexis, Lanza, Holmes, and the Psychiatric State

Alexis, Lanza, Holmes and the Psychiatric State

by Jon Rappoport

September 28, 2013

Whether or not these three men committed the crimes they’ve been accused of, there is no doubt scenarios have been written and established to emphasize and advertise them as mental cases.

And not only mental cases, but people “in need of psychiatric treatment…if we had only caught them in time, we could have gotten them help and then they wouldn’t have killed all those people…”

That’s the PR people at work, because gun control is only one of the items on the agenda here. The twin is MORE PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT AND DRUGGING.

And of course the way the story is being spun, anyone can go off the rails, so be on the alert, your neighbor could have a mental disorder, it’s all right, no stigma attached, he needs treatment right away.

It’s called The Psychiatric State. It’s based on myths and fairy tales about distinct and separate disorders and “good treatment” and sharing and caring in this new humane society of ours.

Everyone at some time in their lives will experience a mental disorder.”

An open secret has been slowly bleeding out into public consciousness for the past ten years.


And along with that:

ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CONCOCTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors.

Their findings are published in periodically updated editions of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), printed by the American Psychiatric Association (twitter).

For years, even psychiatrists have been blowing the whistle on this hazy crazy process of “research.”

Of course, pharmaceutical companies, who manufacture highly toxic drugs to treat every one of these “disorders,” are leading the charge to invent more and more mental-health categories, so they can sell more drugs and make more money.

But we have a mind-boggling twist. Under the radar, one of the great psychiatric stars, who has been out in front inventing mental disorders, went public. He blew the whistle on himself and his colleagues. And for 3 years, almost no one noticed.

His name is Dr. Allen Frances (twitter), and he made VERY interesting statements to Gary Greenberg, author of a Wired article: “Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness,” (Dec.27, 2010).

Major media never picked up on the interview in any serious way. It never became a scandal.

Dr. Allen Frances is the man who, in 1994, headed up the project to write the (then) latest edition of the psychiatric bible, the DSM-IV. This tome defines and labels and describes every official mental disorder. The DSM-IV eventually listed 297 of them.

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…”

Well, sure. If you’re sculpting the entire canon of diagnosable mental disorders for your colleagues, for insurers, for the government, for Pharma (who will sell the drugs matched up to the 297 DSM-IV diagnoses), you’re right up there in the pantheon.

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

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


That’s on the order of the designer of the Hindenburg, looking at the burned rubble on the ground, remarking, “Well, I knew there would be a problem.”

After a suitable pause, Dr. Frances remarked to Greenberg, “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 baby, the DSM-IV, had rearranged 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.

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. But you wouldn’t want to be without the map.”

Translation: Patients need hope for the healing of their troubles; so even if we psychiatrists are shooting blanks and pretending to know one kind of mental disorder from another, even if we’re inventing these mental-disorder definitions based on no biological or chemical diagnostic tests—it’s a good thing, because patients will then believe and have hope; they’ll believe it because psychiatrists place a name on their problems…

Needless to say, this has nothing to do with science.

The Matrix Revealed

If I were an editor at one of the big national newspapers, and one of my reporters walked in and told me, “The most powerful psychiatrist in America just said the DSM is sheer b.s.,” I think I’d make room on the front page.

If the reporter then added, “This shrink was in charge of creating the DSM-IV,” I’d clear room above the fold.

If the reporter went on to explain that the whole profession of psychiatry would collapse overnight if the DSM was discredited, I’d call for a special section of the paper to be printed.

I’d tell the reporter to get ready to pound on this story day after day for months. I’d tell him to track down all the implications of Dr. Frances’ statements.

I’d open a bottle of champagne to toast the soon-to-be-soaring sales of my newspaper.

And then, of course, the next day I’d be fired.

Because there are powerful multi-billion-dollar interests at stake, and those people don’t like their deepest secrets exposed in the press.

And as I walked out of my job, I’d see a bevy of blank-eyed pharmaceutical executives marching into the office of the paper’s publisher, ready to read the riot act to him.

Exit From the Matrix

Dr. Frances’ work on the DSM-IV allowed for MORE toxic drugs to be prescribed, because the definition of Bipolar was expanded to include more people.

Adverse effects of Valproate (given for a Bipolar diagnosis) include:

acute, life-threatening, and even fatal liver toxicity;

life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas;

brain damage.

Adverse effects of Lithium (also given for a Bipolar diagnosis) include:

intercranial pressure leading to blindness;

peripheral circulatory collapse;

stupor and coma.

Adverse effects of Risperdal (given for “Bipolar” and “irritability stemming from autism”) include:

serious impairment of cognitive function;


restless muscles in neck or face, tremors (may be indicative of motor brain damage).

Dr. Frances’ label-juggling act also permitted the definition of ADHD to expand, thereby opening the door for greater and greater use of toxic Ritalin (and other similar compounds) as the treatment of choice.

So what about Ritalin?

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 a large number of adverse affects of Ritalin and cited published journal articles which reported each of these symptoms.

For every one of the following (selected and quoted verbatim) Ritalin effects, 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 amphetamine-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.

A recent survey revealed that a high percentage of children diagnosed with bipolar had first received a diagnosis of ADHD. This is informative, because Ritalin and other speed-type drugs are given to kids who are slapped with the ADHD label. Speed, sooner or later, produces a crash. This is easy to call “clinical depression.”

Then comes Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft. These drugs can produce temporary highs, followed by more crashes. The psychiatrist notices the up and down pattern—and then produces a new diagnosis of Bipolar (manic-depression) and prescribes other drugs, including Valproate and Lithium.

In the US alone, there are at least 300,000 cases of motor brain damage incurred by people who have been prescribed so-called anti-psychotic drugs (aka “major tranquilizers”). Risperdal (mentioned above as a drug given to people diagnosed with Bipolar) is one of those major tranquilizers. (source: Toxic Psychiatry, Dr. Peter Breggin, St. Martin’s Press, 1991)

This psychiatric drug plague is accelerating across the land.

Where are the mainstream reporters and editors and newspapers and TV anchors who should be breaking this story and mercilessly hammering on it week after week? They are in harness.

And Dr. Frances is somehow let off the hook. He’s admitted in print that the whole basis of his profession is throwing darts at labels on a wall, and implies the “effort” is rather heroic—when, in fact, the effort leads to more and more poisonous drugs being dispensed to adults and children, to say nothing of the effect of being diagnosed with “a mental disorder.”

I’m not talking about “the mental-disease stigma,” the removal of which is one of Hillary Clinton’s missions in life. No, I’m talking about MOVING A HUMAN INTO THE SYSTEM, the psychiatric apparatus, where the essence of the game is trapping that person to harvest his money, his time, his energy, and of course his health—as one new diagnosis follows on another, and one new toxic treatment after another is undertaken, from cradle to grave.

The result is a severely debilitated human being (if he survives), whose major claim to fame is his list of diseases and disorders.

Thank you, Dr. Frances.

Here is a smoking-gun statement made by another prominent psychiatrist, on an episode of PBS’ Frontline series. The episode was: “Does ADHD Exist?”

PBS FRONTLINE INTERVIEWER: 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.

BARKLEY (Dr. Russell Barkley, professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center): 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. [emphasis added]

Without intending to, Dr. Barkley blows the whistle on his own profession.

So let’s take Dr. Barkley to school. Medical science, and disease-research in particular, rests on the notion that you can make a diagnosis backed up by lab tests. If you can’t produce lab tests, you’re spinning fantasies.

These fantasies might be hopeful, they might be “educated guesses,” they might be launched from traditional centers of learning, they might be backed up by billions of dollars of grant money…but they’re still fantasies.

If I said the moon was made of green cheese, even if I were a Harvard professor, sooner or later someone would ask me to produce a sample of moon rock to be tested for “cheese qualities.” I might begin to feel nervous, I might want to tap dance around the issue, but I would have to submit the rock to a lab.

Dr. Barkley employs a corrupted version of logical analysis in his statement to the PBS Frontline interviewer. Barkley is essentially saying, “There is no lab test for any mental disorder. But if a test were the standard of proof, we wouldn’t have science at all, and that would mean our whole profession rests on nothing—and that is absurd, so therefore a test doesn’t matter.”

That logic is no logic at all. Barkley is proving the case against himself. He just doesn’t want to admit it.

Close to 50 years ago, psychiatry was dying out as a profession. Fewer and fewer people wanted to see a psychiatrist for help, for talk therapy. All sorts of new therapies were popping up. The competition was leaving medical psychiatry in the dust.

As Dr. Peter Breggin describes it in his landmark book, Toxic Psychiatry, a deal was struck. Drug companies would bankroll psychiatry and rescue it. These companies would pour money into professional conferences, journals, research. In return, they wanted “science” that would promote mental disease as a biological fact, a gateway into the drugs. Everyone would win—except the patient.

So the studies were rolled out, and the list of mental disorders expanded. The FDA was in on the deal as well, as evidenced by their drug “safety” approvals, in the face of the obvious damage these drugs were doing.

So this is how we arrived at where we are. This was the plan, and it worked.

Under the cover story, it was all fraud all the time. Without much of a stretch, you could say psychiatry has been the most widespread profiling operation in the history of the human race. Its goal has been to bring humans everywhere into its system. It hardly matters which label a person is painted with, as long as it adds up to a diagnosis and a prescription of drugs.

Do people suffer, do they have problems, do they experience anguish and pain, do they make choices that sabotage their own interests, do they fall victim to external circumstances, do they long for relief? Of course.

But this nothing to do with fraudulent psychiatric diagnoses.

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, 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

20 comments on “Alexis, Lanza, Holmes, and the Psychiatric State

  1. Perhaps the Psychiatric State is a part of greater military/police state control and the strategy of tension (a tactic that aims to divide, manipulate, and control public opinion using fear, propaganda, disinformation, psychological warfare, agents provocateurs, and false flag terrorist actions).

  2. I believe there may be emotional disorders, but they are probably not due to any lab-test confirming issues in the brain. They are more likely due to several societal factors, including the condition of slavery in a world where it is denied to exist, confusion in the learning process in childhood & beyond, & trauma received by the general public on an ongoing basis (whether experienced or witnessed).

    “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti.

  3. angel says:

    Jon you have outdone yourself here. This is excellent, I shared this far and wide.

  4. storm says:

    Psychiatry = “shrink”wrapped B.S.

  5. OzzieThinker says:

    Jon, I find it interesting Dr Frances chose his dragon’s analogy. Those who are aware of arguments for the “false matrix” (electro-magnetic field projected by strategically positioned extremely large quartz crystals) and the Drakon/Draco hierarchy suppressing human awareness might draw different conclusions.

    Just imagine you are right and the body is “powered” by a “life force”, what would happen if the life force was an electro-magnetic body of a dragon? Might the highly temperamental physical human body vent a symptomatic reaction such as, let’s call it, bi-polar?

    Then there’s your feedback on Ritalin. Interesting stuff. “More potent than LSD”. Could the user create a [electro-magnetic] bridge to Tara? That would certainly create “bizarre experiences” [in ‘dream state’].

    My latest post reviews the “illusion” in a different way.

  6. You are so right on the money, Mr R.

    One thing many people don’t know is that Ritalin is a NARCOTIC. It’s a controlled substance and it’s VERY close in chemical makeup and effect to cocaine. I know because I was addicted to it. That’s what they’re giving to kids.

    I believe the root cause of the rise in mental problems is deliberately induced trauma. In other words, mind control. If you’ve been lied to and “gas lit” your whole life AND DONT KNOW IT, well guess what? You might start to believe them when they tell you you’re crazy. The cure is to stop believing their lies.

  7. AwakenedLaurie says:

    Another powerful report here Jon….

    lets not forget about Hollywood and their implications in this whole discusting mess….

    look at all the hollywood hype on our phychiatric state and how they can’t cope without them….they are all a part of the selling game as well….it is very difficult to find a decent movie because they are pushing their agendas on the masses….it is never just for a good feeling movie anymore they don’t make them….there is always something being pushed in a massive brainwashing atmosphere….called movies!!! statistics tell us that 60 per cent of the over 50’s are now on some kind of mind drug….SCARY….looks like a lot of folks are not coping with this evil run dimension…

  8. Homer says:

    Concisely put! Great summation/quote
    “Whether or not these three men committed the crimes they’ve been accused of, there is no doubt scenarios have been written and established to emphasize and advertise them as mental cases”

    “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of (THEIR) own choosing.”

    “Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

    “Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

    They control the consensus reality but people like yourself and Sy Hersch are tearing holes in that, tearing holes in the director,producers, artists (bullshit artists that is) stage or portraits and that is a very unorthodox thing to do. They can paint any picture they want of anybody they want. Unfortunately the consensus reality still exists and orthodoxy is the majority. You could either be scared shitless of that, or you could just have fun with it and demonstrate the absurdity of it all by being absurd, One week Facebook or Twiter how horrible guns are, you don’t even believe in them for hunting, the next week post a picture of yourself standing on top of a five point buck you just bagged. Add that to your portrait profile or set. It’s becoming a little abstract now, it requires alot of explanation… here more absurdity, more absurdity…now it’s a Jackson Pollock. Jam them up. PEACE!

    Although there are real mental disorders we all should be taking a close look at like Heinsbergen Syndrome! Poor Dudley Heinsbergen.

  9. The DSM is the ultimate extension of the search for illness. No-one studies health, there’s money in illness – no money in health (there is money if fitness, strength, weight loss, etc, but no scientific evidence that these are ‘health’).

    Medical systems spend all their time with their head in the sand, searching for illness, so they can wave eye of newt and bladder of frog over a boiling pot to create a ‘patented of course’ medicine. And when that patent expires, create a new medicine. And if the medicine happens to cause a new disease, so much the better – another medicine in the wings.

    When we study health and healthiness, we will learn that mental disorders, like many aspects of healthiness, are healthy reactions to unhealthy situations. If we want to actually treat and cure mental disorders we need to treat them with health, not with sick, toxic, medicines.
    to your health, tracy

  10. Kathy says:

    Great article Jon. I think all mental disease is caused by childhood trauma but the shrinks never want to address that issue. You ought to do another article on the totally unreported and covered up benzo scandal.

  11. anonymous says:

    “The Common Core curriculum is sick with graphic sexual material that are
    Exposing graphic sexual material to young people is also called “grooming.” Pedophiles use this to break down their victim’s defenses.”

    “Common Core is also the latest attempt by the Feds to nationalize education. The Federal take-over of education will distance the parents from the educational process. This model is aiming for the European model, which pushes children into career paths at an early age, which assigns vocational, or university direction. Another bothersome aspect is the data-mining of our children that will determine religious and political leanings, income, and other bizarre behaviors to the role of education. Buyer, Beware.”

    Be vocal and say NO MORE to “sexualizing” for unethical “prostitiution” of our own children, perversing
    and nationalizing education. De-centralize the public school system.

    This is very, very unethical and inhumane
    to our children. These people behind
    these programs need to be shamed, outed,
    for what they really are. Child abusers.

    Take them and the teachers to court for child molestation.

  12. wkchild says:

    Reblogged this on wchildblog.

  13. My teacher the other day during break asked us “what do you guys think about what’s going on in the Middle East?” I slid over in my chair and was instantly geared in to see if anyone said anything, shortly after, Some girl in my class was like “forget about that what’s up with all these shootings lately?”. I shook my head and bit my tongue. People really have no idea why there are so many “crazies” running and gunning. I could’ve blown the whole damn thing open after being a regular reader of your work but I bit my tongue. Maybe next time if someone brings it up. It’s obvious that drugs make humans into monsters. As you put it, anyone with two working brain cells doesn’t have to wonder long about why this country is having so many violent atrocities occurring.

  14. I’ve talked about this with members of my family and most if not all of them either make exceptions like “oh, we’ll talk therapy works.” “oh, some medicines actually help people.” Or they just get mad that I talk about it and tell me to shut up. I don’t know what’s worse; the fact that psychiatrists are blatantly abusing their positions of authority or the fact that the country (maybe just here in so cal) are too worried about Breaking Bad or their Facebook’s to give a crap about something so real and threatening to humans.

  15. CAWS says:

    Environmental poisons are a factor as well as the over prescribing of medications and trauma. Not just psyche meds either. Check out the damage [including hallucinations] done from fluoroquinolone antibiotics & the 360 other pharma drugs “enhanced” by fluorine at & click on the FTRC link. Most psyche drugs have F in them.
    Organofluorine poisoning abounds along with the synergy of exposure to Hg, AL & formaldehyde in our vaccines, Hg & F in our dentist office, toxins in our food ,water & air. 85% of anesthesia & chemo are F based. The mad hatters in the 1800s nut houses were all mercury poisoned from the process to make felt hats. Live near a farm, golf course, cranberry bog or state park? You are probably lead arsenate poisoned by AEROSOL into your lungs.
    Metal & halogen poisonings cause mineral derangement, change the expression of genes & block receptors. There are many tests available to prove this including DNA but no MD or DO knows about them by design.
    A study done on the most violent criminals in prisons found that most all had excess copper in their system and when given zinc +/or chelation they became docile again. Lead can cause violence too. Arsenic causes paranoia. Mineral or hormone deficiency can have a very powerful affect on the mind & body. PMS anyone?
    Most of the ADD ADHD kids I taught had been poisoned in the womb & with vaccines by Hg / fluoride/AL. Meds only covered the symptoms & did further damage. Go to for SAFE detox protocols & tests before you let the docs near you

  16. Torrey Fuller says:

    My career will be ruined if these facts ever become common knowledge!!

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