Do you know a psychiatrist/pediatrician who has ‘treated’ half the kids in your town for ‘ADHD’ for the past 20 years? Is there now a heroin epidemic in your town? If so, you may want to talk to him or her about his/her possible role in it. Before you do, you should know that psychiatrists don’t use the same language that others do — the meaning of what they say isn’t always so clear. I can translate “psychiatrist speak,” since practicing within the field for over 30 years enabled me to gain easier insight than most people into understanding what their words really mean. Here are 13 examples:
If a psychiatrist says: “Your son has a brain disease called ADHD. It’s like having a Ferrari with bicycle brakes,” he/she really means: “Your son is perfectly fine; he just hasn’t been raised yet. It’s me who is sick. I suffer from EDHD (Ethical-Deficit Hypersedativity Disorder). I only told you that because a mechanic just told me that my Ferrari has CNSD (Car Not Starting Disorder), so I need money for a new one.”
When psychiatrists say: “We now know that children’s emotional/behavioral problems are not due to anything parents do or do not do,” they really mean: “We now know that we can make more money by lying and telling parents what they want to hear than by telling them the truth.”
When a psychiatrist says: “Your kid has a brain hard-wiring defect which impairs his/her ability to learn how to manage his/her temper/impulses,” it really means: “Of course your child can learn to alter his/her behavior; even simple animals like mollusks can. You shouldn’t trust me so much.”
When psychiatrists say: “Kids with ADHD do better in school once they are treated,” they really mean: “We have managed to change America’s school motto from: ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ to ‘If at first you don’t succeed, give up and get accommodations such as: ‘Fewer correct answers may be required in order to achieve a test grade if a child has an ADHD diagnosis’.’”
When psychiatrists say: “ADHD symptoms will greatly improve with medication, and the earlier treatment begins, the better the outcome,” they really mean: “We’ve succeeded in tricking parents into replacing child-raising with sedation from age six on, and are trying to get them to begin even earlier. We hope to someday tell pregnant moms whose babies kick a lot: ‘Your fetus has ADHD’.”
When psychiatrists say: “We now know that ADHD persists to adulthood,” they really mean: “We now know that ‘treating ADHD’ effectively creates lifelong clients, since kids who are shot with daily tranquilizer darts never really mature; their wildness returns each time they awaken from it.”
When psychiatrists say: “You have a chemical imbalance which can be corrected by medication,” they really mean: “Your brain chemistry is completely normal. Let’s change that.”
When psychiatrists say: “The DSM has improved the identification and care of mental illnesses,” they really mean: “How lucky for us that the DSM’s invention of new diseases saved psychiatry from extinction, by luring hordes into lining up for fake cures and getting insurance to pay for it.”
When a psychiatrist says: “You need medicine for your illness just as diabetics need insulin for theirs,” it really means: “Aren’t I a real doctor who practices real medicine, just like other MDs?”
When psychiatrists say: “I’m afraid our session time is over,” what they really mean is: “Shut up already and move it along, whatever your name is… You are holding up the assembly line! Next!”
When psychiatrists say: “There is much comorbidity among mental illnesses,” they really mean: “Luring and trapping people into ‘better living through chemistry’ is a well that never runs dry.”
When psychiatrists say: “Drug use can be curbed by treating underlying diseases that drive people to self-medicate’ (giving stimulants for ‘ADHD’ or benzos for ‘anxiety disorder’)” and “Addiction will not occur if it’s medically supervised,” they really mean: “Bug off, street dealers — this is our turf now… Say ‘NO’ to kids using street drugs, but ‘YES’ to their using the same drugs if given by us.”
When psychiatrists say: “Suboxone effectively treats opioid addiction,” they really mean: “All you need to do is say you’re a heroin addict who is hoping to quit, and we’ll give you endless opioids to get high from, and ‘look the other way,’ in case you are finding it hard to score them from pain doctors lately. Or you can use them to enable a heroin habit by taking them to ‘tide yourself over’ until your next fix, or selling them on the street to raise cash. Isn’t entrusting addiction ‘treatment’ to a field whose bread and butter is addiction creation just like giving a fox a job at a henhouse?”
For those of you who believe that psychiatrists are gullible victims of the “system” themselves, perhaps you are reluctant to give up faith in the idea that MDs are still the trustworthy authorities they used to be. But psychiatrists are very smart and are well-educated in genetics, pharmacology, biochemistry, and physiology. They also rule out physical causes and refer to other MDs if a physical cause is found, proving they know their domain is non-physical issues. So if they say or do things that defy logic or science, it is likely due to their adapting to threats to their financial survival by becoming adept at stealthily ‘illifying’ people. Is it just coincidental that all their newly created diseases are chronic and disabling (and thus lucrative for them), and are usually ‘treated’ by addictive drugs?
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