Why What We Think We Know About Schizophrenia Is Wrong


From The Guardian: “C&R. Control and restraint. The legal (if controversial) techniques that mental health nurses are trained in to render a person unable to fight back. In subsequent years, this training would be rebranded as ‘prevention and management of violence and aggression’, which is reasonable if a person is smashing up the ward or threatening to hurt someone; but at times like this, for my money, the first description felt more honest . . .

Amit was sitting on his bed, smoking and tuning through the static on a portable radio. He was talking to somebody that none of us could see. He looked up. There were five of us.

‘Do I have to beg you?’ he asked.

A colleague of mine explained his options, such as they were. But that’s the bit that stayed with me. Do I have to beg you? It’s why I struggled to keep my hands from shaking as he was eventually held down on his bed and I administered the injection. He didn’t put up a fight. We weren’t preventing and managing violence and aggression. From Amit’s perspective, I don’t doubt we were perpetrating it. In that moment, however good my intentions, I was knowingly participating in his suffering.”

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  1. “Why What We Think We Know About Schizophrenia Is Wrong”

    There is no test for “schizophrenia,” likely because “schizophrenia” is not a real disease. But the “schizophrenia” treatments, the antipsychotics/neuroleptics, do create both the negative and positive symptoms of “schizophrenia.”

    The negative symptoms of “schizophrenia” can be created via ‘neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.’

    “Neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome is principally characterized by the same symptoms that constitute the negative symptoms of schizophrenia: emotional blunting, apathy, hypobulia, anhedonia, indifference, difficulty in thinking, difficulty or total inability in concentrating, lack of initiative, attention deficits, and desocialization.[2] This can easily lead to misdiagnosis and mistreatment. Instead of decreasing the antipsychotic, the doctor may increase their dose to try to ‘improve’ what they perceive to be negative symptoms of schizophrenia, rather than antipsychotic side effects.”

    And the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia” can be created via antipsychotic induced ‘anticholinergic toxidrome.’

    “The symptoms of an anticholinergic toxidrome include … delirium, … hallucinations, … memory loss, … myoclonus, psychosis, seizures, … Substances that may cause this toxidrome include antihistamines, antipsychotics, antidepressants, ….”

    Our “mental health” workers believe “schizophrenia” is a “lifelong, incurable genetic” illness. When in reality, most of the so called “schizophrenia” is likely an iatrogenic illness, created with the treatment. This is at least part of “Why What [They] Think [They] Know About Schizophrenia Is Wrong.”

    • Jailing someone and calling the jail a hospital will also make people crazy.

      From the article “Amit’s belief that we were conspiring against him could be described as a delusion. It might also be described as an understandable response to what was happening to him.”

      Guy in the article is selling a book. Getting paid to look after and write about the mentally ill. ehn.

  2. Monotheistic psychology sees only evil, not the real psyche. It is because of the fixation over the utopia of wholeness. Schizophrenia is when your ego is beyond rational simple level. Brain cannot cope with that reality, it is too much for the mind and the brain. We have no control over the psyche, our ego is being controlled by psyche. We need the phenomenology of the psyche, not psychiatric ego fixation.