“What is the Brain Telling Us About the Diagnoses of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder?”

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An article in Biological Psychiatry that asks “Is Aberrant Functional Connectivity A Psychosis Endophenotype” inspires reflection on how new findings of brain science suggest rethinking current diagnostic paradigms. “Our current diagnostic system, DSM-V represents a very reasonable attempt to classify patients by their symptoms. Symptoms are an extremely important part of all medical diagnoses, but imagine how limited we would be if we categorized all forms of pneumonia as ‘coughing disease,” commented Dr. John Krystal, Editor of Biological Psychiatry. “It is evident that neither our genomes nor our brains have read DSM-V in that there are links across disorders that we had not previously imagined.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. So called “mental illness” is in the eyes of the beholder. Many of us do not agree with the medicalization of normal human reactions of distress and even trauma when preyed on by psychopathic, narcissistic human intraspecies predators as I said on another post about DSM junk science stigmas now admitted to be fraudulent and INVALID by one and all except the Jeffrey Lieberman’s trying to keep the despicable Big Pharma cartel gravy train alive and well for those at the top of the food chai feeding off their suffering victims.

    Moreover, Dr. Thomas Insel, Head of the NIMH, has admitted that all DSM stigmas like bipolar, schizophrenia, ADHD and other so called sacred symbols of the Big Pharma/Biopsychiatry Mafioso cartel are 100% invalid with no science or medical evidence to back them up whatsoever. Though Insel back peddled with the APA, the cat is out of the bag while only acknowledging what anyone doing only a modicum of research for the past decades has known all along: that biopsychiatry and its junk science DSM stigmas are 100% fraud as well documented in books like Mad Science, ADHD Fraud, Toxic Psychiatry and many others described at MIA and elsewhere.

    In keeping with my belief that insanity is in the eyes of the beholder, I believe anyone continuing to promote this predatory, self serving, life destroying biopsychiatry junk science DSM agenda to push known lethal, brain damaging drugs, ECT and other torture treatments must be severely impaired in conscience, empathy and humanity as is typical of malignant narcissists and psychopaths.

    Also, this article is in keeping with another well know trait of psychopaths: “aberrant self promotion” at the huge expense of others which is obvious in this bogus article with more fraudulent claims about evidence for bogus DSM stigmas. So, aberrant functional connectivity in this article is also in the eyes of the beholder in that I believe this is a good description of what the authors of the article have themselves that they are trying to project and force on their victims as usual.

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/per.2410090302/abstract

    Biopsychiatry has also used the bogus term “connectivity” to justify brain damage via ECT that Dr. Peter Breggin exposed as he usually does when we are constantly assaulted with more of their nefarious, dangerous claims to cause much more harm to their victims in the guise of treatment.

  2. The article is completely devoid of any concrete scientific observations. The use of terms “connectivity” and “dysfunction” make it sound scientific, but they haven’t presented any repeatable or measurable observation that would distinguish these people from “normal” people. The best we can surmise is that somehow the brains of people who are hallucinating or are intensely fearful are doing different things that people who are calm. But that’s kind of axiomatic, like saying that sleeping people have different brain activity than people who are awake.

    Another scam article trying to spin the fact that people with “bipolar” diagnoses have nothing in common with each other into the idea that “something else is going on” rather than accepting the real conclusion that “bipolar disorder” is simply an unscientific description of a state of mind that some people experience, and has zero validity as a medical diagnosis.

    — Steve

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