Is Psychological Ethics in Crisis?

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From the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics: The American Psychological Association’s participation in “enhanced interrogation” and other forms of torture is indicative of the need for a stronger ethical foundation in the profession of psychology.

“I thus started considering the extent to which, in our profession, there was little discussion of how to stand up for ethical principles against a majority that opposes or ignores them—for example, when a professional group or listserv silences dissent through mockery or attack. Nor was there discussion of what to do when wrongdoing is discovered but reporting it may place the informant in jeopardy. For ethics is not just about following the rules, it is about doing the right thing, even in difficult circumstances. Current psychological ethics involve little acknowledgement that obedience to rules is an insufficient basis for addressing the complex ethical issues facing the field; neither are utilitarian approaches concerned only with the outcomes of actions.”

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  1. Absolutely, today’s psychological industry is suffering from an extreme crisis in ethics, and not just in relation to colluding with the DoD. All psychologists that espouse belief in the scientifically invalid DSM disorders are completely corrupt and/or deluded.

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis.shtml

    Defaming people with made up and scientifically invalid “disorders,” while lying to them claiming they are proven “lifelong, incurable genetic illnesses,” is about as unethical as a human being can get.

    As to, “I am now required to report suspected child abuse.” Today’s psychologists and psychiatrists are doing the opposite, according to your own medical literature given that today, “the prevalence of childhood trauma exposure within borderline personality disorder patients has been evidenced to be as high as 92% (Yen et al., 2002). Within individuals diagnosed with psychotic or affective disorders, it reaches 82% (Larsson et al., 2012).”

    Although, I will concede most psychologists are likely deluded by the DSM’s omission, from the DSM, of both neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome, which creates what appears to the DSM deluded psychologists to be the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia” or “bipolar;” and anticholinergic toxidrome, which creates what appears to the DSM deluded psychologists to be the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia” or “bipolar.”

    The reality is that the primary actual function of today’s psychiatric/psychological industries does indeed appear from the medical evidence to be covering up child abuse en mass, by turning massive numbers of child abuse victims into the “seriously mentally ill” with the psychiatric drugs.

    “Our profession has much to learn from a decade of psychologist involvement in torture, including the refusal of many well-intentioned professionals to open their eyes to this involvement, even in the face of clear and overwhelming evidence.” Recommending anyone to a psychiatrist results in torture, according to the UN.

    http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.pn.2014.5a11

    “A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members.” Today’s psychological and psychiatric industries have spent the past several decades colluding to turn millions of child abuse victims into the “mentally ill” with the psychiatric drugs. And all this psychiatric/psychological aiding, abetting, and empowerment of child abusers is being shown to have led us to be living in a “world is ruled by pedophiles.” Google that. Can a society get much more disgusting?

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