1. What do Terry Lynch, Joanna Moncrieff, Irving Kirsch et al make of this? It seems to me to be a desperate attempt to pacify, encourage and beg BigPharma to stay on board the sinking ship. The search for evidence to support the idea which is, of course, the opposite of true science. Aristotle: the hypothesis is an idea in search of disproof.

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    • I’m confused why they’re still doing research into MDD cures, since I thought all funding was supposed to be directed away from research into the scientifically “lacking in validity” DSM disorders, according to the head of the NIMH, Thomas Insel. Oh, no, of course, it’s because depression is a common trait within the normal range of emotions in all humans. And claiming this common trait of humans is a “mental illness” that requires drugs, is really profitable for the non-human, psychopathic, greed inspired pharmaceutical companies.

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  2. This research is BS. The groups were only around 6 people in size, some smaller. That’s not a recipe for reliable data. Plus it’s only one quasi experimental study. News would be much larger sample sizes showing a strong trends in multiple trials over a long period of time.

    Stem cells are not going to make a big difference for depression. Adverse life events cause depression and there is no stem cell that can treat adverse life events.

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  3. I think it’s called fiddling while Rome burns. What are these pseudo-scientists going to do if they admit, which of course they can never do, that what they do is playing with excrement? What will they do in the tea-room if they can’t talk jargon over coffee and cake? How will they keep believing in themselves if they think for one moment that their God doesn’t exist, that the belief system that makes them so important in their own eyes is smoke and mirrors? The doctor’s pathology is showing.
    1. COGNITIVE DISSONANCE: This is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individuals confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values. An individual who experiences inconsistency (dissonance-disharmony) tends to become psychologically uncomfortable, and is motivated to try to reduce this dissonance, in —as well as actively avoid situations and information likely to increase it.
 Therefore people will engage in a process called dissonance reduction to bring their cognitions, or understandings, and actions in line with one another, frequently denial…In cognitive dissonance the more one invests in a belief, the more value one will place in this belief and, as a consequence, be more resistant to facts, evidence or reality that contradict this belief.
    2.TRUE BELIEVER SYNDROME: The phenomenon whereby no amount of evidence, no matter how good it is or how much there is of it, is ever going to convince the true believer to the contrary. No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie.
    3. CONFIRMATION BIAS: The overconfidence in personal beliefs that can maintain beliefs after the evidence for them is shown to be false. This is contrary to scientific thinking which is the search for falsifying as well as confirming evidence.
    I rest my case.

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    • I agree, and I suffered from cognitive dissonance for a very long time, still trying to overcome in fact. I used to truly believe doctors and pastors were respectable, trustworthy, and ethical people, absolutely deserving of respect, and even eternal life.

      But once one’s been handed over the medical evidence that one was misdiagnosed (according to the DSM-IV-TR) based upon lies from child molesters and their pastor friend. And the medical evidence of the abuse of one’s child, in his own medical records. And the medical proof one’s PCP’s husband was the “attending physician” at the “bad fix” on one’s ankle, and that this PCP was paranoid of a non-existant potential malpractice suit because of this. And one finds the medical proof that the “bipolar” drug cocktails are medically known to cause “psychosis,” via the central symptoms of poly pharmacy induced anticholinergic intoxication syndrome.

      And one’s subsequent ethical pastor confesses, after kindly reading one’s chronologically written up medical records with her medical research noted alongside, that the “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions” is that the psychiatric industry’s actual historical function within humanity was to cover up child abuse for the religions and easily recognized iatrogenesis for the incompetent doctors. And this pastor also subsequently called me a “Christa Lutheran,” due to the appalling financial betrayal by the Lutherans of my family, and he also oddly claimed that “some people can’t pray in private.”

      And then one finds the medical evidence that the number one trait of all “schizophrenics” today is doctors misdiagnosing child abuse victims, as “psychotic.” And then one finds that the “gold standard” “schizophrenia” treatment, the neuroleptics alone, are actually medically known to cause both the negative and positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” all by themselves.

      And then one finds a book that was recently written about one’s former religion, because a former pastor of that religion was so disgusted by the fact that, that religion has turned itself into nothing more than a psychopathic, child abuse covering up religions, due to the “bishops obsession with sex.”

      One does overcome their cognitive dissidence, and realize that the two original educated professions, the medical and religious industries, are not actually respectable or ethical professions whatsoever. Nor are the completely fiscally irresponsible bankers of today, who have taken over my father’s former industry either. What a shame.

      And what’s odd is, one of my long run symptoms from all the mind altering drug poisonings I was subjected to, is a semi-lucid dreaming issue. And I have the final judgement going on in my dreams every night, supposedly Jesus and God are in the process of such, and I am seemingly helping them with this, since I’d supposedly connected all the souls, via love, within my dreams. But since I am supposed to be a judge, according to 40 hours of unbiased psychological career testing, this is not that problematic for me. Other than I’m saddened by how many, especially within the so called “professions,” who will not be written in the book of life, from our current society.

      But that’s just odd dreams, so no need to worry. Unless, it’s possible anyone in the history of humanity has ever had dreams that may actually be prophetic, as mine seemingly sometimes are, and my grandmother’s were, too. Who knows? Good thing the medical profession and my ex-religion gave me drugs known to make a person not give a shit. I won’t worry about it. “Now I see, c’est la vie, Whatever will be…, will be, c’est la vie.”

      The funny thing is, my whole life’s story is actually seemingly sung out in music lyrics, too. And one does wonder, who but my loving God, could inspire such a thing? Maybe it’s just a serendipitous coincidence, since my beliefs and concerns are so similar to many other artists and other decent folks? Maybe the paternalistic child molesting covering up religions are correct, and all women will forever be “irrelevant to reality.” But, the Bible does also claim Jesus will come back with a “wife,” which ironically the child abuse covering up religions believe will be themselves, but I do now believe I am “of the bride.”

      And would Jesus actually choose child molesting covering up pastors, priests, and bishops as his “wife”? I question that theology. Oh well, who knows, whatever, my tale is interesting makings for a “credible fictional story,” as my former psychiatrist took legal liability for claiming my entire life and belief system to be.

      But I agree with you, psychiatrists claim knowledge into things they do not understand, and their belief system is based upon pseudoscience. And I do believe they’ve been given power and credibility they do not deserve, by the unethical paternalistic white trash with cash, who desire to unethically control the entire world, who do no actually ethically deserve such a right. “Everyone wants to control the world,” but letting the greed mongers control it, is unwise.

      Thomas Jefferson forewarned us of these evil and unethical profiteers long ago. Let’s pray all within humanity awake to the true evil soon.

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