A whole branch of science turns out to be fake

A whole branch of science turns out to be fake

by Jon Rappoport

November 29, 2017

Devotees of science often assume that what is called science is real and true. It must be. Otherwise, their faith is broken. Their superficial understanding is shattered. Their “superior view” of the world is torpedoed.

Such people choose unofficial “anti-science” targets to attack. They never think of inspecting their own house for enormous fraud.

For example: psychiatry.

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

THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.

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.

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 in inventing mental disorders, went public. He blew the whistle on himself and his colleagues. And for several years, almost no one noticed.

His name is Dr. Allen Frances, 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 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.”

BANG.

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 should have mentioned the fact that his baby, the DSM-IV, had unscientifically 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.

Here is a smoking-gun statement made by another prominent mental-health expert, 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.

Without intending to, Dr. Barkley blows an ear-shattering 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.

Dr. Barkley is essentially saying, “There is no lab test for any mental disorder. 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 unthinkable, so therefore a test doesn’t matter.”

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

Psychiatry is 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.

300 so-called mental disorders caused by…what? No lab evidence. No defining diagnostic tests. No blood tests, saliva tests, brain scans, genetic assays. No nothing.

But psychiatrists continue to assert they are the masters of causation. They know what’s behind “mental disorders.” They’re in charge.

What about the generalized “chemical imbalance” hypothesis stating that all mental disorders stem from such imbalances in the brain?

Dr. Ronald Pies, the editor-in-chief emeritus of the Psychiatric Times, laid that hypothesis to rest in the July 11, 2011, issue of the Times with this staggering admission:

“In truth, the ‘chemical imbalance’ notion was always a kind of urban legend—never a theory seriously propounded by well-informed psychiatrists.”

Boom.

Dead.

The point is, for decades the whole basis of psychiatric drug research, drug prescription, and drug sales has been: “we’re correcting a chemical imbalance in the brain.”

The problem was, researchers had never established a normal baseline for chemical balance. So they were shooting in the dark. Worse, they were faking a theory. Pretending they knew something when they didn’t.

In his 2011 piece in Psychiatric Times, Dr. Pies tries to protect his colleagues in the psychiatric profession with this fatuous remark:

“In the past 30 years, I don’t believe I have ever heard a knowledgeable, well-trained psychiatrist make such a preposterous claim [about chemical imbalance in the brain], except perhaps to mock it…the ‘chemical imbalance’ image has been vigorously promoted by some pharmaceutical companies, often to the detriment of our patients’ understanding.”

Absurd. First of all, many psychiatrists have explained and do explain to their patients that the drugs are there to correct a chemical imbalance.

And second, if all well-trained psychiatrists have known, all along, that the chemical-imbalance theory is a fraud…

…then why on earth have they been prescribing tons of drugs to their patients…

…since those drugs are developed on the false premise that they correct an imbalance?

The honchos of psychiatry are seeing the handwriting on the wall. Their game has been exposed.

The chemical imbalance theory is a fake. There are no defining physical tests for any of the 300 so-called mental disorders. All diagnoses are based on arbitrary clusters or menus of human behavior. The drugs are harmful, dangerous, toxic. Some of them induce violence. Suicide, homicide. Some of the drugs cause brain damage.

So the shrinks have to move into another model of “mental illness,” another con, another fraud. And they’re looking for one.

For example, genes plus “psycho-social factors” cause mental disorders. A mish-mash of more unproven science.

“New breakthrough research on the functioning of the brain is paying dividends and holds great promise…” Professional PR and gibberish.

Meanwhile, the business model demands drugs for sale.

So even though the chemical-imbalance nonsense has been discredited, it will continue on as a dead man walking, a zombie.

Two questions always pop up when I write a critique of psychiatry. The first one is: psychiatric researchers are doing a massive amount of work studying brain function. They do have tests.

Yes, experimental tests. But NONE of those tests are contained in the DSM, the psychiatric bible, as the basis of the definition of ANY mental disorder. If the tests were conclusive, they would be heralded in the DSM. They aren’t.

The second question is: if all these mental disorders are fiction, why are so many people saddled with problems? Why are some people off the rails? Why are they crazy?

The list of potential answers is very long. A real practitioner would focus on one patient at a time and try to discover what has affected him to such a marked degree. For example:

Severe nutritional deficiency. Toxic dyes and colors in processed food. Ingestion of pesticides and herbicides. Profound sensitivities to certain foods. The ingestion of toxic pharmaceuticals. Life-altering damage as a result of vaccines. Exposure to environmental chemicals. Heavy physical and emotional abuse in the home or at school. Battlefield stress and trauma (also present in certain neighborhoods). Prior head injury. Chronic infection. Alcohol and street drugs. Debilitating poverty.

Other items could be added.

Psychiatry is: fake, fraud, pseudoscience from top to bottom. It’s complete fiction dressed up as fact.

But the obsessed devotees of science tend to back away from this. They close their eyes. If a “branch of knowledge” as extensive as psychiatry is nothing more than an organized delusion, what other aspect of science might likewise be parading as truth, when it is actually mere paper blowing in the wind?


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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. 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 NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

53 comments on “A whole branch of science turns out to be fake

  1. truth1 says:

    Loved this article. It got me thinking. Commies love to lie. They say one thing when they mean something entirely different. So it is with psychiatry. A supposed chemical imbalance justifies drug intervention. Oh, supposedly to balance or cure the “malfunction.” But the malfunction is one of 3 things. Either a thought or style of thought that some (the government) see as dangerous, or an excuse to dull minds so that they never do catch on to anything. The drugs are a form of control and suppression, all in the name of “we care about you and your mental healthy. many a dissenter would end up in mental institutions in the Soviet system for being “insane.”

    Really, drugs are a weapon or sentence for daring to question the state narrative. But they don’t describe it that way. They call it mental health. That is the thing with the leftist commies. they never call anything what it really is. George Orwell described this well in his “1984” book.

    the thing to take from this is, call it what it really is. State sponsored drug control of the people rather than prisons or gulags.

    then we have the other type of drugs. “Escape from reality drugs, which can also be called death drugs, since that is often the outcome. People who want to escape reality are no threat to power.

    Just as secret agents have covers for who they are and what they are doing, so drugs and those who prescribe them are called doctors. Ah ha ha ha ha. But really they are state law enforcement but with halos and wings on their back to hide their villainous nature.

    Our society is full of these deceptions. Evil masked as good will toward all men. Why am I feeling nauseous all of a sudden?

  2. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    Welcome to the pseudo-science called Psychiatry…

  3. paschnn1 says:

    Sigh – much like the kosher media invention Albert Einstein. The “genius” class three patent clerk plagiarist who walked out on his wife kids to marry… his cousin.

    Freud was a deviant “thing” who supposedly stated he was bringing the plague to America and they didn’t even know it.

    http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/einstein.htm

    • desireerover says:

      Read The Prorocols: “The GOYIM are not guided by practical use of unprejudiced historical observation, but by theoretical routine without any critical regard for consequent results. We need not, therefore, take any account of them – let them amuse themselves until the hour strikes, or live on hopes of new forms of enterprising pastime, or on the memories of all they have enjoyed. For them let that play the principal part which we have persuaded them to accept as the dictates of science (theory). It is with this object in view that we are constantly, by means of our press, arousing a blind confidence in these theories. The intellectuals of the GOYIM will puff themselves up with their knowledges and without any logical verification of them will put into effect all the information available from science, which our AGENTUR specialists have cunningly pieced together for the purpose of educating their minds in the direction we want.
      Do not suppose for a moment that these statements are empty words: think carefully of the successes we arranged for Darwinism (Evolution), Marxism (Communism), Nietzsche-ism (Socialism). To us Jews, at any rate, it should be plain to see what a disintegrating importance these directives have had upon the minds of the GOYIM.” (Protocol #2,

  4. There is no problem defining a “mental illness”, but no-one is interested in the triviality. An active illness is defined by a CAUSE and its NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES. Scurvy is caused by a dietary deficiency of Vitamin C, and has specific signs and symptoms that stem from the cause. A bacterial infection is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria, and has signs and symptoms stemming from the cause. Carbon monoxide poisoning consists of an over-consumption of carbon monoxide, and the signs and symptoms that result.

    However, from a medical perspective, this view of illness is problematic. Why? Because the CURE for any active illness is to address the cause. If the illness is caused by a parasite, the cure is to kill (address) the parasite. However, ALL illnesses that are NOT CAUSED BY a parasite, are caused by a lack of healthiness in self, in actions, or in environment.

    The cure, for any illness not caused by a parasite, is to improve healthiness. No medicine can cure any illness not caused by a parasite. There are NO MEDICAL CURES for any illness not caused by a parasite. Cured is not defined for diabetes, obesity, arthritis, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and many more diseases – because they are not caused by a parasite.

    The only cure for an illness is to address the cause. The only cure for an illness not caused by a parasite is to address the cause.

    With mental illness, there is an additional layer of complexity. If a mental illness has a KNOWN CAUSE, it is not a MENTAL illness. If a patient has depression caused by the death of a family member, or by the after effects of pregnancy and birth – it’s not really a mental illness, it’s a social illness, or a pregnancy illness.

    If mania is caused by a poison, it’s not a mental illness, it’s a poison illness. If depression is caused by malnutrition, it’s no a mental illness, it’s a nutritional illness.

    This leads directly to the problem you pose: “THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.”

    If there was a definitive laboratory test for a “mental” disorder, it would not be a mental disorder, it would be a physical disorder. If it is a physical disorder, it might be curable, by addressing the cause of the physical attributes.

    But if it’s a mental disorder, it can’t be physical, It can’t be both. ,

    As a result.. Over time… As the causes of any mental illness are discovered, the illness is no longer a mental illness. If a mental illness can be cured, by addressing the cause, then the cause is not ‘mental’, therefore, it is not a mental illness, it has a non-mental cause. It is necessary to continually revise the names, number, and definitions of mental illness, to protect the territory of “mental health” professionals.

    The funny part is where this puts the mental professional. Mental illnesses cannot be physical, or they would not be mental.

    But there are no MENTAL cures for mental illnesses – there are only “treatments” for mental illnesses, treatments that, of course – make no attempt to cure, because they are treatments for signs and symptoms of the illness, but make no attempt to address the cause. If a cause existed, a physical cause – it would not be a mental disorder.

    to your health, tracy
    Founder: Healthicine

    • Greg C. says:

      Quite a lot of circular reasoning, buttressed up by baseless assertions, arbitrary categorizations, and outright false statements, Tracy. Just about any sentence you write is an example of one of the above.

      • honestliberty says:

        So the onus appears to lay on your shoulders Greg. I can easily say your blanket statements and accusations lack substance and are baseless. In order for your criticisms to have any credibility, would you please provide some effort into explaining your accusations of Tracy’s post?

        I’m genuinely interested

        • Greg C. says:

          When you say “I’m genuinely interested” I translate that to mean “I have no idea what Greg could possibly mean.” Some things are just too obvious to belabor, and yet there is no shortage of people on the internet who delight in saying “prove your point” rather than assessing whether something is true or not.

          Tracy assumes that many mental illnesses are actual, having either a real environmental or physical cause waiting to be discovered. And yet, the whole thrust of Jon’s article is no physical test is available to diagnose any mental disorder. That’s not just his opinion, that is the consensus of leading psychiatrists. How can you reconcile this contradiction? If there is a physical cause, there should be a physical test (evidence of causation).

          And Tracy says that there are no mental cures, only physical. Then he defines true mental disorder as something beyond current physical intervention. So he assumed something to be true, then backed it up with an arbitrary definition based on his assumption. Getting a headache yet?

    • Tim says:

      ” A bacterial infection is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria”
      just ignore 1) status of immune system, 2) nutrition, 3 ) tight junction effects 4) effects of inoculum potential, 5) quorum effects, 6) environmental effects, shift work, steroid/hormone function, hormone axes effects, etc….

      ‘estimation of proximal cause’ …

  5. Stephen Coleman says:

    Psychiatrist Dr. Jerry Marzinsky has discovered how to cure schizophrenia but he had to lie to his superiors and claim he didn’t know how his patients were being cured or he would lose his job. Psychiatry is more interested in profits and Abilify which is used for schizophrenia and other conditions is the #1 selling drug in the US with sales over $7 billion annually. A cure is not wanted.

  6. I have read different versions of this several times here, Jon. And each time I find little or nothing to fault your account.

    Indeed I bring you and this very same subject up in my latest article (albeit in rather different context) https://ozziethinker.wordpress.com/2017/11/12/the-powers-great-accolade-brand-pedo/

    As for “fake science”, well here’s my master class https://ozziethinker.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/nasas-predictable-bogus-journey-packing-for-mars/

    But what is “science” anyway? https://ozziethinker.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/is-science-illusory/

    Best
    OT

  7. Don A. DuBose says:

    Psychiatry is not a fraud professional. Mental illness is not an illusion. Anyone who has had a family member with severe depression, PTSD, or schizophrenia will atest to that. I agree that Psychiatry does not have laboratory markers that predict and define the disease states, but that doesn’t mean that disease or impairment does not exist. There are alot of BS treatments in Psychiatry perpetuated by big Pharma and lack of innovation, but there are many effective and scientifically sound treatments that save lives. Pills do not fix people they are just one small piece of helping a person with life interrupting symptoms. There is much more the field of psychiatry has to offer patients other than pills.

  8. stiegem says:

    I agree with the article. But the DSM-5 is the latest, not the DSM-IV. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSM-5

  9. Dave says:

    I love reading your stuff, and I’m certainly with you on this one. Like you said, I firmly believe that the root cause behind mental disorders (and just about all other illnesses these days), is that we’re all being poisoned in one way or another. And, while I agree with you on everything you said in this article, a third question I can imagine people asking would be, “If Psychiatry and the science behind it is fake, why is it that so many people have benefited so much from psychiatric medication?” Your answer would be?

  10. From Quebec says:

    This is my favorite joke about psychiatry: Must read, It is mind-blowing

    ———————————————————————————————–

    A psychiatrist visited a California mental institution and asked a patient, “How did you get here? What was the nature of your illness?”

    He got this reply…

    “Well, it all started when I got married and I guess I should never have done it. I got hitched to a widow with a grown daughter who then became my stepdaughter.

    My daddy came to visit us, fell in love with my lovely stepdaughter, then married her. And so my stepdaughter was now my stepmother.

    Soon, my wife had a son who was, of course, my daddy’s brother-in-law since he is the half-brother of my stepdaughter, who is now, of course, my daddy’s wife.

    So, as I told you, when my stepdaughter married my daddy, she was at once my stepmother! Now, since my new son is brother to my stepmother, he also became my uncle.

    As you know, my wife is my step-grandmother since she is my stepmother’s mother. Don’t forget that my stepmother is my stepdaughter.

    Remember, too, that I am my wife’s grandson.

    But hold on just a few minutes more. You see, since I’m married to my step-grandmother, I am not only my wife’s grandson and her hubby, but I am also my own grandfather.

    Now can you understand how I got put in this place?”

    • Michael burns says:

      Too funny…lol

      • Michael burns says:

         @ From Quebec

        A young psychiatrist, fresh out of the University of Saskatchewan, obtains a junior position at the provincial mental hospital in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. An old brick and brown stone building, and an illustrious establishment that has been around since the turn of the century.

        The young man proud as he can be, steps out of the large ornate and tarnished brass front doors after his first day on the job, and walks down the great granite steps to the lane leading to his parked car.

        As he is walking along, hands in pockets, sun shining in his bright face, leaves rustling in the many trees, proud of his first day’s achievements, he hears the faint sound of a people chanting. He walks along further, coming towards a tall wooden fence, the chanting starts to become audible. He moves closer to the fence cocking his ear towards the sound. As he creeps along, ear close to the fence, he hears the chanting coming from behind the fence further up… they were chanting numbers, or rather just one number. It sounds… like a crowd chanting.. the number “thirteen”. He moves closer to the sound…

        “Thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, …” they excitedly chanted. It sounded like a small crowd of people, young and old; men, women. All of them saying the same number over and over. “Thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen..”

        As he approached the area of the sound, he a sees a knot hole in one of the wooden boards on the tall fence. Just big enough to look through. The hole was right where the sound was centered and appeared to be originating from.

        So, with the crowd continuing to chant “… thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen” and it seeming to become more intense as he leaned over and stretches up to place his eye at the hole level and work out WTF was happening behind there.

        Just as he put his eye to the hole a stubby finger jabs through the hole and  poked him in the eye. The young psychiatrist gasps and staggers back, holding his watering eye and the crowd starts cheered loudly and begins chanting again…

        “Fourteen, fourteen, fourteen…”

  11. Austin says:

    Disappointing, not a good article

    • honestliberty says:

      Empty comments without substance contribute nothing.

      Why is this disappointing?
      Please explain why this is not a good article.

  12. Reblogged this on amnesiaclinic and commented:
    As the house of cards comes tumbling down….

  13. Michole says:

    This is a very interesting article, thanks for informing the public on this. I have been on medication for depression and the only result of it was suicidal thoughts, when I stopped taking it the thoughts went away and my doctor was not happy with me at all. I think its so sad that human life means nothing to alot of these doctors because all they truly care about is the money they make from putting their patients on dangerous medication.

    • JB says:

      “In this age of Masters and Johnson, psychotherapy deserves equally as rigorous a scrutiny as sexuality. It is after all big business, with an estimated 150,000 psychotherapists in the United States, utilizing over 250 brands of psychotherapy. l Office-based psychiatrists and psychologists collected $1.7 billion in fees in 1980. 2 Almost two thirds of the psychiatrists’ fees came from government and medical insurance plans, while over one third of the psychologists’ fees came from the same sources. 3 Analyzing what is done in the name of psychotherapy, then, is no longer an idle luxury; rather it is an obligation for those concerned about the allocation of public resources.” Doctor E. Fuller Torrey Witch Doctors and Psychiatrists

  14. Becky Ellison, RN says:

    As a nurse working in a psychiatric childrens hospital, I can clearly confirm to you there is definitely a precedent for mental health disorders. Until you have seen evidence of these disorders in a controlled setting, I make light of your lack of knowledge into how these disorders actually work and affect the lives of so many people.
    These disorders at one point were such a taboo subject and so easy to dismiss that several peope with mental disorders went unnoticed, locked away, or even worse died before their time. Currently those if us in this profession are fighting for an awareness that can save lives. Yes, I fully mean Save a Life!
    Would you scoff at an ER doctor trying to save someone having a heart attack? Or about the long list of medical disorders that are diagnoaed by Rule Outs that have no definable test? Have you ever experienced a migraine? There is no test for that.
    I work with an array of different mental health disorders where children are attempting to hurt, end their own life or the life of someone else. Please dont make it difficult for me to do my job. Lets work together on saving lives, not worrying about the ways these disorders are diagnosed. I can assure you they exist and its imperative these people get the kind of help they need. I have seen medication combined with therapy do amazing things. The advances we are making are significant, dont turn back the clock.

    • honestliberty says:

      I don’t see where Jon claims mental health issues don’t exist. Did you gloss over this section?

      “The second question is: if all these mental disorders are fiction, why are so many people saddled with problems? Why are some people off the rails? Why are they crazy?

      The list of potential answers is very long. A real practitioner would focus on one patient at a time and try to discover what has affected him to such a marked degree. For example:

      Severe nutritional deficiency. Toxic dyes and colors in processed food. Ingestion of pesticides and herbicides. Profound sensitivities to certain foods. The ingestion of toxic pharmaceuticals. Life-altering damage as a result of vaccines. Exposure to environmental chemicals. Heavy physical and emotional abuse in the home or at school. Battlefield stress and trauma (also present in certain neighborhoods). Prior head injury. Chronic infection. Alcohol and street drugs. Debilitating poverty.”

      • Greg C. says:

        HL, How about non-physical causes of mental health issues? Choices in thinking. Bad habits, using and directing ones nervous system poorly. Even what some people might call spiritual, or paranormal issues. If we allow that humans are spiritual beings with paranormal powers, then a new understanding of “mental illness” as an purely experiential problem rooted in stunted power or blocked psychic energy opens up. We have to stop assuming that the way we develop and express our individuality is something that can be studied scientifically.

        Case in point: Wilhelm Reich, studied under Freud, but rejected much of the prevailing theory of his time. Instead, he made intuitive leaps. He went the opposite direction of you, HL. Instead of physical problems causing mental issues, he saw that mental issues caused physical diseases. He sought to cure people by infusing them with a kind of energy that scientists claimed did not exist and could not be proven objectively. But he also understood that sometimes, people simply choose their own mental state, and nothing anyone else will do can change them. How do you get a person to properly experience themselves and fully appreciate their own existence, and want to live to the fullest? The answer is elusive.

        • honestliberty says:

          Hey, I tried to respond with something that I took the time to work out, apparently on this site like had been far too common as of late, it didn’t post.

          I don’t know where reality lies with mental health. I’ll try to go back and respond in kind. My posts are hit or miss for actually getting posted.

    • I completely agree with this. It is difficult to try and define mental disorders but this doesn’t mean that we should try! Psychiatrists and psychologists coming together to classify features of mental disorders offers a point in the right direction for patients. Sure, sometimes diagnoses can be wrong and sometimes subjective based on the opinion of the psychiatrist. But it is necessary for those health professionals who care about helping and saving people that are suffering to try to do this! You are right. The advances we have made and are making are incredible significant and this is due to the formulation of diagnoses and treatments. Not all psychiatrists think solely about money. We can’t rule out psychiatry overall just because there are some confusing aspects of it. We are trying and making amazing progress.

      • Doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try* i meant to say

      • Greg C. says:

        Of course there are plenty of people in need of help, but psychiatry is a false hope.
        I’m all for some kind of therapy to help these people – not talk therapy, not drugs, no diagnosis, just lessons in self-awareness. Nothing that can be board-certified or state-controlled – let’s just let go of the controls and let the way to a better life develop organically, through “alternative” modalities. Come to think of it, the reason why so many people are messed up is because there is too much control over what they can think and do, and too much pressure to do what they “ought” to do. Freedom is the best medicine for the soul.

        • Sizzler Suzes says:

          Yes, I agree Greg about the control and lack of freedom…hence, working outside the Matrix pay cheque by pay cheque.

          I work in a huge place where most people have their beliefs and push them – must get on meds, get vac’d, be politically correct, etc. If for one moment someone says something contrary, the word spreads like wild fire, labeled and no longer ‘belong’ to the clan of the commonly controlled. I’m a part of this obnoxious ousted group and proud of it in some ways.

          We need to be smart enough to see that we have a right to our personal autonomy and can only hope time will help open up more eyes…quickly because this world is in a shite state.

        • arcadia11 says:

          beautifully stated, greg.

          considering that we are trapped in an evil matrix, our food, water, air, soil, even clothing is poisoned, deception, indoctrination, constant murderous war, control and fear-mongering, degradation of the body and the spirit – i would say that those who are well-adjusted are the ones suffering from mental illness. how could individuals not be made ill or distressed by life on this plane at this time? if there is to be a diagnosis for those who are suffering i would call it ptsd. the cure for that is to disconnect from the source of suffering. and that after all is what we are working toward.

          i did not intend to go on and on but i am so tired of the appropriate responses to the suppressive conditions here being used to invent mental illnesses and drugs to further drive down humanity – that i could not help myself. or more accurately – that most people do not observe that cycle and one way or another support it.

          thanks for the reality check.

          • Greg C. says:

            Thanks Arcadia. I went through PTSD – and came back. First, I had to stop freaking out and let go of the notion that something was happening TO me to cause it. Like the old comedy routine, “Doctor, it hurts when I do this.” “So stop doing that.” I had to rewire myself, so that I didn’t internalize the external wrongs I ran into.

            The matrix needs us to react to really hold us. Most people react by keeping alive childhood dependency patterns – trust in mom and dad to tell you what’s what and keep you safe. They just transfer that habit to the spokespeople for the matrix. Other people react in rebellion, seething inside, depression, acting out, etc., because the world is not the way it OUGHT to be. That was me for many years.

            Insisting that the world ought to be a certain way is to return to what we were led to believe in childhood. Only one way to go – the other direction – maturity. Always discovering – not only what is true, but what responses work for us to make us happy and well. Jon knows a lot about that – exploring the mind through imagination. We need to do the same with the body, learning new ways to move, speak, stand, walk, get angry – everything is a choice, but only if we understand there is more than one way to do everything. When I discovered that principle and experienced it physically, it had a profound liberating effect. I didn’t feel trapped in the same old “me.” I keep going after that.

            • arcadia11 says:

              ‘learning new ways to move, speak, stand, walk, get angry…’

              lol. it really is that elementary.

              as we have had only the matrix to program us down to the smallest details of existence, being does necessarily depend now entirely on imagination (and a little bit of memory).

              i am happy that you came back from ptsd.
              every time someone chooses newly he leaves the door open behind him for someone else to walk through. i think that is important to know.

              ‘I had to stop freaking out and let go of the notion that something was happening TO me’
              the most powerful primary cognition. once that is known the dam breaks.

              i cannot say that i feel this way most of the time, yet, but my great enjoyment is to engage in physical life as if i only just arrived here for the first time. kind of a reverse memory-wipe. a whole beautiful world to create and the joyful anticipation of ‘i wonder what i will do next’ : – o

              that’s all. lol. cheers to us all –
              a

        • I also agree with that but some alternative therapies have had inconclusive findings. Person-centred care e.g. in dementia looks at a more holistic approach for treatment. The patient and carer are involved at all stages. Often it is the patient which knows what they need – and it does seem better than the psychologist or psychiatrist formulating a plan and as you say being in ‘control’. So psychiatry is not all bad 🙂

        • And mere self awareness is not enough to help people. People who are depressed are aware they are depressed and cannot simply will themselves to be better. Depression is partly to do with low serotonin and medication such as SSRIs can increase these levels. Sometimes some patients may need to have these kinds of medication to alleviate symptoms so they can even have CBT in the first place. So there are always pros and cons. But a combination of drugs and therapy has been found to be the most effective. Even over supposedly natural, alternative therapies. 🙂

    • PJ London says:

      You have misread the article. It is not saying that Mental Illness does not exist or even that it is not treatable, what it is saying is that it is not a ‘science’.
      Once you understand this point then only can you start making progress in doing your job.
      Of course various drugs changes people’s behaviour.
      CBT is the same as the old fashioned mentoring and ‘Guru’ teaching that has existed for thousands of years.
      But that does not make it a ‘science’. The reaction of each individual to drugs or therapy is unique, there is no ‘one shoe fits all’ solution.
      From experience 90% of mental illness is a ‘side effect’ and response to medications or chemicals. Try buying non-fluoride toothpaste, try refusing the vaccine regime, and yet we know that these cause severe reactions, affecting our mental abilities and responses.
      The main problem is over reacting as Greg does below by confusing ‘sadness’ with ‘depression’.
      Sometimes I am sad and sometimes I am happy, I have to be treated for bi-polar!

  15. fauxscienceslayer says:

    “Autism, Mercury, Aluminum and Vaccine Induced Encephalopathy”

    GlobalResearch.ca > likely some ‘chemical-induced’ traits ‘medical’

  16. honestliberty says:

    I don’t see where Jon claims mental health issues don’t exist. Did you gloss over this section?

    “The second question is: if all these mental disorders are fiction, why are so many people saddled with problems? Why are some people off the rails? Why are they crazy?

    The list of potential answers is very long. A real practitioner would focus on one patient at a time and try to discover what has affected him to such a marked degree. For example:

    Severe nutritional deficiency. Toxic dyes and colors in processed food. Ingestion of pesticides and herbicides. Profound sensitivities to certain foods. The ingestion of toxic pharmaceuticals. Life-altering damage as a result of vaccines. Exposure to environmental chemicals. Heavy physical and emotional abuse in the home or at school. Battlefield stress and trauma (also present in certain neighborhoods). Prior head injury. Chronic infection. Alcohol and street drugs. Debilitating poverty.”

  17. JB says:

    Allen Frances’ assertions have been preceded by a very large number of professionals in this field. The late Dr Thomas Szasz (Prof of Psych at SUNY) wrote extensively on the fraud of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Sociology for over 50 years. His last book before passing was The Science of Lies.

    Jeffrey Masson, curator of the Freudian archives discovered in the records Freud’s admission he made the whole thing up. For that public revelation Freud’s daughter fired him.

    “Once we give anybody the right to decide who or what is normal and abnormal we have abdicated a fundamental intellectual responsibility (to repudiate the very idea of making such distinctions) and we should not be surprised when it is ‘misused’ by people who come from a different psychiatric orientation.” p297 Against Therapy, Jeffrey Masson

    Aetna Life and Casualty Company:
    “We have said a mental disorder is a disease commonly understood to be a mental disorder whether or not it has a physiological or organic basis and for which treatment is generally provided by or under the direction of a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or a psychiatric social worker.” p96 Meaning of Mind, Szasz

    “In a famous experiment, conducted by Stanford psychology professor David Rosenhan, a group of normal volunteers, pretending to be crazy, got themselves admitted to a mental hospital. Once defined as mental patients, the hospital staff interpreted the volunteers’ ordinary behavior as symptoms of insanity. Rosenhan concluded: ‘It is clear that we cannot distinguish the sane from the insane in psychiatric hospitals.’” p20 Meaning of Mind, Szasz

    Dr. Jose M.R. Delgado Director of Neuropsychiatry at Yale University Medical School:
    “We need a program of psychosurgery for political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated. The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. … Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. … We must electronically control the brain. Someday armies and generals will be controlled by electronic stimulation of the brain.” Congressional Record, No. 26, Vol. 118, Feb. 24, 1974.

    Alvan Feinstein M.D Yale Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology:
    “No other branch of natural science is so imprecise in defining the material exposed to experiment. Although all the diagnoses are made differently, although no uniform standards have been ratified and disseminated, it is commonly believed that rigorous criteria are invariably present. The clinician’s capacity for intellectual self-deception is illustrated by the widespread acceptance of this illusion. For most of the “established” diagnoses of modern “disease,” standardized criteria do not exist…”

    Dr. Paul McHugh Psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital:
    “‘Sex change’ is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. We psychiatrists … would do better to concentrate on trying to fix their minds and not their genitalia.”

    Dr. David Gutmann emeritus professor of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University:
    “Psychotherapy has moved in the same “rationalist” direction. Under the sway of Freudian thinking we tried to restore rationality via a paradox: the exploration of the irrational; but nowadays, “Cognitive” therapists work at pointing out and correcting their patient’s errors in thinking, without asking why the fearful patient needed these errors, and clung to them, in the first place. This is the new directive in Psychiatry: “Straighten out their thinking; and if that doesn’t work, then drug them. And if that doesn’t work, then go with electroshock.” The same avoidance of the inner life is evident in academia as well.”

    Tony Daniels prison psychiatrist:
    “As for psychiatry, I think there are two aspects of it that have done damage. The first is psychotherapy in the debased version that has entered popular culture. This has resulted in psychobabble, which consists largely of talking about oneself without revealing anything of oneself, and as a substitute for genuine self-examination. If psychobabble is indulged in for too long, it actually empties the mind and character of real content. The second aspect is DSMIII and DSMIV. In trying to become more scientific by operationalising its definitions, psychiatry has become terribly thin. It is as if psychiatry had automata for patients. The definition of depression in the DSM, for example, empties life of all meaning and consists simply of a checklist. The DSMs are to psychiatry what behaviourism was to psychology. I do not think it is necessary to be a Freudian to criticise this dehumanising trend. Our Culture, What’s Left Of It

    Garth Wood:
    “…in 1985, Arnold Cooper, a past president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, was quoted in the New York Times as saying: “Psychoanalysis has been enormously successful clinically and vastly important culturally … but the time has come to recast psychoanalytic assumptions so that they can be tested scientifically. ‘” p269 The Myth of Neurosis

    “In 1952, a time bomb exploded in the cozy, self-congratulatory world of psychotherapy. It took the form of an article by H. J. Eysenck, a young psychologist at the prestigious British Institute of
    Psychiatry, the country’s leading postgraduate psychiatric body. The title of the article was “The Effects of Psychotherapy: An Evaluation,” and in five short pages it destroyed the scientific credibility of the talking “cure.” p275 The Myth of Neurosis

    “In the first, the aforementioned NIMH depression study, 239 patients entered treatment and were divided into four groups. Only 47 (i.e. 20%) completed the 16-week treatment, recovered, and maintained that recovery 18 months later. These 47 patients included 24% of the CBT group, 23% of the IPT group; 16% of the impramine group and 16% of the placebo group. Although the psychotherapies did slightly better than the others, the difference was not significant. Thus, all three treatments were judged effective at the end of treatment but were no better than placebo and clinical management at follow-up. The second illustration is provided by a CBT based treatment of parasuicidal behaviour in borderline patients. At the end of 12 months treatment, good results were achieved. However, one year later the parasuicidal behaviour did not differ from controls, while suicidal ideation and depression were undiminished.” Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2002; 36:812–815

    Just the tip…

    • Michael burns says:

      🙂

    • Tim says:

      This is the one:

      “Dr. Jose M.R. Delgado Director of Neuropsychiatry at Yale University Medical School:
      “We need a program of psychosurgery for political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated. The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. … Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. … We must electronically control the brain. Someday armies and generals will be controlled by electronic stimulation of the brain.” Congressional Record, No. 26, Vol. 118, Feb. 24, 1974.”

      Where it is all going.

  18. William Warren says:

    ….yeah, the old guard is being challenged…and maybe from the far left field …enter a.i. research into the human brain:

    https://www.dwavesys.com/press-releases/d-wave-2000q-system-be-installed-quantum-artificial-intelligence-lab-run-google-nasa

    They really need an “alien brain” to prove anything here….NASA.gov might be getting them one.

    W. W.

  19. ErnieM says:

    “Psychiatry-big pharma” needs to be nationalized and dismantled to the extent that it is fraudulent and harmful. As economist James Galbraith has said and shown, “the market” left to itself is criminogenic and predatory. Worst of all is the fascist system we have with inhuman corporate vampires using govt. to enforce their predation. But “nationalization” means socialism and collectivism–absolute evils, and the antithesis of the individualism that Rapoport champions, no? There needs to be a balance of social governance to protect the people with individual freedom to make money. The former should trump the later and have the upper hand. It is the only responsible way.

  20. stiegem says:

    JB – you’ve been studying and analyzing the data much. Appreciate the post. Most of us know we have been lied to all of our lives about many things. Especially the controlling governments that control us, and religion that controls many. It’s what they tell us as we are young and forming our own thought processes to believe them. Education is the key. That is what Rappaport speaks of. It is taught.
    We are taught to believe the “experts” and seek “help” from them. Help for what? Being abnormal? What’s “normal” anyway?

    These discussions are always thought provoking. How do you then live? Do you have a site I can order your materials?????

  21. Nonplused says:

    Since when was psychology ever considered a science? Economics isn’t either.

  22. FireAnt says:

    If psychiatry “A whole branch of science turns out to be fake”, then it should not be a surprise that high priests of the “non-science economics” that advise congress and presidents are bogus charlatans of the worse order

  23. desertspeaks says:

    psychiatry, the bastard voodoo child of fake science.. it’s all opinion and fraud!

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