System for Mental Health Diagnosis Is Corrupt, Some Experts Say

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From Psychology Today: “None other than the great Carl Rogers, a father of humanistic psychotherapy, posed significant challenges to the practice of diagnosis when he—as a professor at the University of Chicago—helped establish a counseling center where he eliminated diagnosis altogether, finding the practice to be inadequate, prejudicial, and often misused.

Three years prior to arriving in Chicago—Rogers, in Counseling and Psychotherapy (1942), shed light on the pitfalls of information gathering and diagnosis in psychotherapy. He explained that, indeed, the field of psychology had gained a better understanding of human behavior, that psychotherapists understood more adequately the factors which underlie patterns. However, he instructed, ‘Then came the natural mistake of assuming that treatment was merely diagnosis in reverse, that all that was needed to help the individual was to explain to him the causes of his behavior (p 25).’ He continued, ‘We do not change the client’s behavior very effectively simply by giving him an intellectual picture of its patterning, no matter how accurate.’ (p. 27)

Renowned psychologist James Hillman (1967) warned—

‘He then begins to look at himself as an object, to judge himself good or bad, to find faults and place blame for these faults, to develop more superego and ego at the expense of simple awareness, to see himself as a case with a label from the textbook, to consider himself as a problem rather than to feel himself as a soul.’ (p. 23-24)

…Our lives are bound into complexly interwoven ecologies of relationship, experience and meaning that evade compartmentalization. Diagnostic models of mental health conditions have limited usefulness and, in many cases, questionable origins. May we clinicians know well the models we must use, while doing so with a great deal of intellectual honesty and clinical humility.”

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7 COMMENTS

  1. “We are now a profession who makes professional diagnostic decisions on the basis of how we get paid. We are deeply corrupt.” “Bessel van der Kolk decried,” correctly.

    And since NO “mental health” worker may EVER bill ANY insurance company for EVER helping ANY child abuse survivor EVER.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-child-does-not-have-bipolar-disorder/201402/dsm-5-and-child-neglect-and-abuse-1

    Unless, the “mental health” workers misdiagnose all child abuse survivors with the invalid DSM disorders.

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

    Misdiagnosing millions and millions of child abuse survivors with the “invalid” DSM disorders is what the “mental health” workers have been doing for decades. So 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).”

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/

    But the psychologists have systemically been covering up child abuse and rape for over a century, too.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo

    So all factions of our “mental health” workers are corrupt, primarily child abuse and rape cover uppers, by DSM design.

    And this multibillion dollar, primarily child abuse covering up, scientific fraud based, “mental health” system is destroying Western civilization from within. Oh, but with help from those who own the hospitals, the mainstream religions, who profiteer off of all this psychiatric iatrogenesis too; religious leaders who want the child abuse and rape crimes of their pastors and wealthy covered up. Like my now completely corrupted childhood religion.

    https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Culture-Wars-Reclaiming-Prayer/dp/1598868330

    But since systemically covering up child abuse, also functions to aid, abet, and empower the child molesters and child sex traffickers. These psychiatric and psychological systemic, child abuse covering up crimes, have aided, abetted, and empowered the pedophiles and other criminals who are committing such crimes.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pedophilia-Empire-Chapter-Introduction-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0773QHGPT
    https://community.healthimpactnews.com/topic/4576/america-1-in-child-sex-trafficking-and-pedophilia-cps-and-foster-care-are-the-pipelines

    So absolutely, the “mental health” workers, who make “professional diagnostic decisions on the basis of how we get paid,” or don’t get paid, “are deeply corrupt.” And your multibillion dollar, primarily child abuse covering up system, does need to end. It’s destroying Western civilization from within. Not to mention you’re murdering 8 million innocent people a year.

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2015/mortality-and-mental-disorders.shtml

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