Monday, September 20, 2021

Comments by LindaVZ

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  • I agree that we need to get away from the DSM model. The DSM only provides labels which psychiatrists then use to “prove” the patient needs whatever patented, synthetic drug is listed for that illness. The patient is told there is no cure and that he has to be a lifelong “customer” of psychiatric goods and services. It’s such fraud. Conventional psychiatry doesn’t address the physical or energetic causes of the illness and I think most people would agree that if you don’t know what’s causing a problem, you’re never going to fix it. The physical, usually BIOchemical, causes of mental illnesses have been known for about 80 years. And trust me, BIOchemical causes are a world apart from “chemical” causes. –Linda from Youtube at “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel,” and Facebook, “A Dose of Sanity”

  • Conventional mental healthcare, i.e. synthetic drugs and talk therapy, is crooked as hell. Psychiatrists aren’t taught how to even look for the proven physical causes of psychiatric disorders. Their synthetic drugs are designed to be just an attempt to suppress patients’ symptoms. They’re just chemical straightjackets. Drugging people brings in huge profits for the American Psychiatric Association and their business buddies, the drug companies, but cures no one. These 2 groups have been fighting restorative mental health care for about 80 years. King County (Seattle area) proved that the drug approach has a recovery rate of .0005%. In 2003, only 5 patients out of 9,304 recovered by being given these drugs. The problem isn’t that mental illnesses are incurable – the problem is that that drugs aren’t designed to cure anyone. –Linda from Facebook “A Dose of Sanity,” also 3 videos on Youtube at “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel,” and author of “The Secrets to Real Mental Health.”

  • The current model isn’t even designed to cure anyone, just bring in the highest profits. The “diagnosis” is only a description of the symptoms, much as “Walks Funny Disorder” would be a diagnosis for a broken leg. Expensive talk therapy is provided to talk about the symptoms and fairly useless patented, synthetic drugs are almost always pushed at the patient in an effort to suppress those symptoms. I used a “biochemical” approach, “orthomolecular medicine,” to cure my loved one of an “incurable” illess (“bipolar with psychosis.” “Orthomolecular” means restoring one’s BIOchemistry with substances normally present in the body. It’s wonderful. It’s also effective, safe, proven, sensible and inexpensive. –Linda from Youtube, “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel” (3 videos)

  • Lisa, whenever a substance causes us harm we can make a homeopathic remedy out of it to undo the harm. Thank that’s crazy? It’s not. I’ve done it about 5 times so far. Go to ElaineLewis.com to read about it and watch Elaine’s tutorial so you can cure the akathisia. And, BTW, when my son was “incurably” mentally ill with so-called “bipolar with psychosis,” I used an approach called “orthomolecular medicine,” (which is easy to learn) and tapered him off of three daily antipsychotic drugs. He’s been well for years. Elaine knows really effective remedies for your son’s anxiety and depression. –Linda, author of The Secrets to Real Mental Health by Linda Van Zandt. I also have 3 videos on Youtube about it at “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel.” (Linsant 99 at Gmail.com)

  • Max, Great job on writing your story. It’s so interesting and shows just how bad psychiatry is practiced in the US in some cases. Please look into real mental healthcare, not just man-made, chemical straightjackets for your illness. I used “orthomolecular” treatment, acupuncture, and homeopathy to cure my family member of his so-called “incurable” mental illness. (He’s fine now.) For millions of people, schizophrenia is caused by a problem with vitamin B-3. (The late) Abram Hoffer, MD proved it. He was a psychiatrist who restored the mental health of his patients with the niacinamide form of B-3. In my family, niacinamide has worked miracles. When I developed an anxiety disorder, the niacinamide was working well at first – but it couldn’t keep up. I happened to have an acupuncture treatment called “NAET” (Dr. Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique”) for the B Vitamins and my anxiety disappeared instantly. I think the reason people develop schizophrenia is because they’re not getting the B-3 out of their food. They have an allergy (or “disharmony”) with it, which then leads to “schizophrenia.” Four of us in my family have had NAET for our disharmony with the B Vitamins. (One more person to go.) Best of luck to you, and by the way, your (now former) awful psychiatrist sounds like she needs help herself. –Linda from Youtube “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel.” (3 videos on orthomolecular treatment)

  • MadMom, I totally agree with you. Please look into orthomolecular medicine to help your daughter (some info in my post above). It’s a wonderful way to cure a mental illness, esp any kind of psychosis or schizophrenia. Doctors who don’t work for drug companies, have known since the late 1930s that there are certain PHYSICAL causes of mental illnesses including a histamine level that is out of the normal range (either too high or too low); an elevated level of the naturally-produced toxin, adrenochrome, in the body; an elevated level of copper or some other toxic metal, etc. The Amer Psych Assn has been fighting the research and clinical successes of this approach all along, every step of the way. Why? Because it would mean the end of the APA:
    1. When a lab test turns up the proven, physical cause of the illness, a psychiatrist is no longer needed to provide a diagnosis.
    2. As well, shrinks wouldn’t be needed for talk therapy because no amount of talking is going to correct anyone’s histamine level or any other physical cause and,
    3. horror of all horrors, patented, synthetic psych drugs wouldn’t be needed, except maybe in the beginning if the person needs to be sedated. Psychiatrists make a lot of money by being the gatekeepers to the drugs they’ve talked us into buying.
    When we take away all three reasons to see a shrink, it adds up to psychiatrists not being needed! So, you see, orthomolecular medicine is a huge threat to the APA. These scientists have written many books on how to cure mental illnesses.
    If you ask a conventional psychiatrist what causes a mental illness, I guarantee their answers will be vague because they’re clueless. They stay in business by using smoke and mirrors to deceive patients and their caregivers. It’s all about the money – and maintaining power over America’s mental health care system.

  • Thank you so much for writing your story, Dr. Baden. Now I know there’s at least one person in the psychiatric profession who has a brain and a heart and isn’t in it for the money. Please don’t leave the profession behind entirely. Instead, I hope you’ll consider becoming a “functional” psychiatrist, one who actually uncovers and corrects the underlying, physical CAUSES of mental disorders. When my son became “incurably” mentally ill with so-called “bipolar with psychosis,” a blood test showed his histamine level to be much too high. I used “orthomolecular” treatment (100% non-proprietary “nutraceuticals”) to lower his histamine level back to the normal range. At his BIOchemistry normalized, his psychiatric symptoms disappeared. It took four months to completely taper him off three daily, nasty, antipsychotic drugs while simultaneously treating him with the orthomolecular approach but by then his mental health was restored. He was back to normal. He went on to graduate from community college with a 3.97 GPA and has been free of shrinks and their miserable drugs for years. Orthomolecular wasn’t the only natural treatment I used, just the main one back then. I also use NAET and homeopathy for even deeper healing. Our country needs thoughtful, caring doctors like you to help people, so please don’t leave the profession (although I doubt the Amer Psych Assn would keep you because you don’t cow-tow to their dogma of profit-first). Restoring patients’ mental health could be an extremely rewarding career for you. –Linda, author of The Secrets to Real Mental Health by Linda Van Zandt; on Youtube: Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel and (occasional posts) on Facebook, “A Dose of Sanity.” Feel free to contact me at linsant 99 at Gmail. I’d love hearing from you.

  • We all need to understand that there is no law that requires the American Psychiatric Assoc. to use the drug approach on their patients. That’s simply their choice. Why would they choose an approach that has a proven, government-audited recovery rate of .0005%? (King County Ordinance #13974, First and Second Annual Reports, 2002, 2003). Could it possibly be the high profits from the drugs + talk therapy approach? The problem isn’t that mental illness is incurable – the problem is that the synthetic drugs don’t work. And since there is no law which allows the government to regulate which approach to use, I’m sure it’s no surprise to anyone that they have chosen the approach that brings them the most profits. I chose to find an approach that actually does work: orthomolecular medicine + NAET (acupuncture) + homeopathy. It’s a wonderful combination. It cured my anxiety disorder, cured one relative’s “ADHD,” cured another one’s “incurable” bipolar with psychosis and is now curing yet another relative’s so-called “schizophrenia.”

  • The problem is that psychiatrists are only taught to push patented, synthetic drugs – they aren’t taught how to cure anyone. I hope you’ll look into the orthomolecular approach, founded by Abram Hoffer, MD. He was a psychiatrist who restored his patients’ mental health by giving them Vitamin B-3 (niacinamide) in therapeutic doses (plus some B Complex daily) although allergic-y people shouldn’t do this treatment quite yet. Instead, they would need to get their histamine level down first. The APA has been fighting this approach since the 1940s, even though it’s very effective. I’ve used it for my own family members. We have also been muscle-tested and found to have a “disharmony” with the B Vitamins which means we weren’t getting the B vitamins from our food. The problem was corrected when all 3 of us had an acupuncture treatment done called NAET. Since that treatment, we are no longer dependent upon the B-3 to remain well. –Linda from Youtube, “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel”

  • According to the Congressional Research Service there is no law in the United States that requires the American Psychiatric Association to even try to restore the mental health of its patients. The APA is free to choose whatever approach they like – and, clearly, what they like is the approach that brings them and their business buddies, the drug companies, the highest profits. Drugs aren’t designed to cure anyone – just suppress symptoms. Mental healthcare is mainly an attempt to turn patients into lifelong customers of psychiatric goods (drugs) and services (talk therapy). I used the orthomolecular approach, acupuncture, and homeopathy to cure my loved ones so I was happily able to kick the psychiatrists and their nasty drugs out of our lives. Best thing I ever did. Linda, from Youtube “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel; Facebook “A Dose of Sanity;” and author of The Secrets to Real Mental Health (about orthomolecular treatment)

  • The definition of a racket is “widespread fraud for the purpose of increased profits.” I’d say American mental healthcare fits that description perfectly. Synthetic drugs aren’t even designed to cure anyone, just suppress symptoms until the patient dies. That’s what brings in the highest profits. The APA continues to fight natural approaches regardless of how effective they are. Abram Hoffer, MD has written books about how most (around 75% of cases of psychosis or schizophrenia are caused by a severe deficiency of Vitamin B-3. That’s what he gave all his patients, along with one daily capsule of B Complex. Dr. Hoffer was a co-founder of the field known as “orthomolecular medicine.” Dr. Hoffer’s natural treatment has worked miracles for two of my relatives but not a third – because he had a histamine level that was way too high which was causing his so-called “bipolar with psychosis.” Clearly, what he really had was a histamine problem, not “bipolar with psychosis.” “Bipolar” is just a made-up label designed to be part of the APA’s smoke and mirrors approach to mental health care. It was easy to bring his histamine level back down using the “nutraceuticals,” L-methionine (an amino acid) or Sam-e, along with some other supplements. (Personally, I can’t take either one because my histamine level is naturally too low.) MY “incurable,” “bipolar” and “psychotic” relative hasn’t needed psych drugs in years. He works full time in a law office and lives a good life. American psychiatry is such crap. You’d think our lawmakers would have figured out the racket by now and would have introduced legislation to regulate the APA – but no. The APA and Big Pharma both pay for lobbyists to sit in Congress, making sure no bill is introduced that might infringe on their profits or control of the mental healthcare system. Then they make sizable contributions to our lawmakers, making them beholden to their generosity for their re-election campaigns – and the band plays on.

  • The U.S. has no law requiring psych patients to be treated with synthetic drugs. The drug and talk therapy approach is what the Amer Psych Assn has CHOSEN. Why would they choose an approach that cures no one? Gee, could it possibly be because it brings in such high profits to them and their business buddies, the drug companies, while simultaneously keeping them in control of all mental healthcare? I’d say so. It’s all about the profits. In addition, according to my congressman’s aide, the US government will NEVER try to tell doctors how to treat their patients. So the APA finds itself in a pretty sweet spot, legally out of reach and free to continue its racket from coast to coast, decade after decade. Since about the 1940s, the APA has been fighting the “orthomolecular” approach which has at least a 90% recovery rate and, unlike the results of using chemical straightjackets, the recovery is real. That’s what I’ve used on my family, along with other natural treatments. It’s easy to learn and is effective, sensible, proven, low-cost and most people like how it makes them feel. –Linda from FB “A Dose of Sanity,” and Youtube “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel,” and author of “The Secrets to Real Mental Health.”

  • I think the main problem with psychiatry is that psychiatrists are only taught to try to suppress symptoms with patented chemicals. They are taught this approach by medical schools that receive millions of dollars every year from pharmaceutical companies –so is it a surprise to anyone that med students are taught to be pill-pushers? They’re not taught to cure anyone, just turn each patient into a psychiatric customer for life. I finally figured that out and learned how to use the “orthomolecular” approach to restore my loved ones’ (plural) mental health back to normal. When someone’s biochemistry is restored back to the normal range with biochemicals, their psychiatric symptoms disappear. It’s like being deficient in iron and getting headaches and fatigue. Of course, we would expect these symptoms to disappear once we correct the problem with the biochemistry, the lack of iron. Iron isn’t the only nutrient that runs the human body. Vitamin B-3 is extremely important for the brain. So is one’s histamine level. Orthomolecular scientists and doctors have known this since about the 1940s. Of course, our biochemistry isn’t the only system that can go haywire – so can our energy system – so we (4 of us in my family) have had acupuncture for our “disharmony” with the B vitamins. When these biochemical and/or energetic disturbances are corrected, the psychiatric symptoms disappear. –Linda from FB “A Dose of Sanity,” Youtube “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel, and author of The Secrets to Real Mental Health. I think orthomolecular treatment should be taught to every student while they’re still in high school. Our country would be a much better place.

  • American psychiatry isn’t designed to cure anyone, just suppress symptoms.Why? Because that’s what brings in the highest profits. When my own family member was diagnosed as “incurably mentally ill” with so-called “bipolar with psychosis,” I turned instead to looking for the physical cause of his illness and treated that. This approach is called “orthomolecular” medicine. A blood test showed he had an elevated histamine level. That’s just one proven, biological (physical) cause of mental illness. Some people have a histamine level that is too low. Some people have an elevated level of adrenochrome. Some people have too much copper in their body. These are all proven, physical causes of psychosis/schizophrenia. I treated my family member by using “nutraceuticals” (nutritional supplements from the health food store) to lower his histamine level back down into the normal range while I slowly tapered him off three daily antipsychotic drugs. That took 4 months. At the same time, I also had him treated with NAET (acupuncture for allergies) and homeopathy. He hasn’t needed psych drugs in years. He works full-time, lives independently, and has a normal life. All psych patients deserve to be treated with the same type of care, namely, natural treatments that restore their mental health. The Amer Psych Assn has been FIGHTING the orthomolecular approach since the 1940s. “The problem” is that it is so inexpensive. It’s a wonderful way to treat a mental illness. –Linda from FB “A Dose of Sanity” and Youtube “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel.” Also the author of The Secrets to Real Mental Health. By the way, I’m a retired high school teacher and I figured out how to use the orthomolecular approach. I didn’t need med school, or shrink school either, because orthomolecular treatment is sensible and easy to learn.

  • Lastly, the US government has NO law requiring psychiatrists to treat patients with an approach that restores their mental health. The APA is free to use whatever approach they like and the US government will not interfere. So, is it any surprise that the APA has chosen the approach that brings them and their business buddies, the drug companies, billions of dollars, while curing no one? An APA psychiatrist could treat his patients with voodoo and he wouldn’t even be breaking the law – because there is no law to break. Sure, he might get a “tsk-tsk” from the leaders of the APA, he might even be sanctioned, but he won’t get in any legal trouble. I wish we could all see conventional psychiatry for what it really is: one of the super-ugly sides of Capitalism where the incentive is not to cure anyone but to make the most money. I opted OUT and I’m so glad I did! My “incurably mentally ill” family member hasn’t needed psych drugs in years. He graduated from community college with a 3.97 GPA and now works in the legal field. Tens of thousands of other Americans are being lied to and treated with the failed drug + talk therapy approach so they are never cured. It’s beyond sad – it’s sickening. Conventional psychiatry is nothing but a racket.

  • Also, I’d like to say that ALL the so-called “diagnoses” in conventional mental healthcare are just labels made up by the American Psychiatric Association. If the APA can come up with a new “diagnosis,” then their business partners, the drug companies, can make a new chemical to attempt to suppress the symptoms. Of course, it’s going to be patented –and expensive. It’s all about the money. The leaders of the APA have known about a restorative approach called “orthomolecular medicine” since about the 1950s. It has at least a 90% recovery rate, compared to the proven, government-audited recovery rate of conventional drug therapy which is .0005% (King County Ordinance #13974, First and Second Annual Reports, 2002, 2003) Yet the APA insists on using the drug approach. The problem isn’t that mental illnesses are incurable because they are (curable). The real problem is that synthetic drugs don’t work. However, it does bring in huge profits. The US government and apparently the Australian government support this terrible type of mental healthcare. Obviously, money is changing hands or our governments would get rid of it. –Linda from FB “A Dose of Sanity”

  • Chris, when my family members had psychological/psychiatric problems, I (finally) started giving them homeopathic remedies. I gave a dose of homeopathic Aurum-arsenicum 200c to my depressed and anxious relative. It did nothing. So, when I saw him several days later, I gave him the same remedy in a higher potency, a 1m. The next day he said he felt great and was no longer depressed or anxious. The dose was one little white pellet, one time, and it lasted almost 2 years. Then his depression and anxiety started to come back so he needed another dose. If he ever becomes depressed and anxious again, I’ll give him Aurum-arsenicum 10m. You see, all homeopathic medicines are made in various strengths or “potencies.” The “1m” stands for 1,000. The “10m” stands for 10,000. Homeopathy has cured so much in my family, including food poisoning, motion sickness, warts, styes, soft fingernails, etc. Each pill costs about 40 cents. It’s easy to see why the medical associations have worked to get rid of homeopathy. It is incredible. I can’t imagine my life without it. Homeopathy doesn’t treat the illness, it treats the person with the illness so Aur-ars isn’t for everyone. It’s simply very commonly given to people with depression and anxiety. For the best help, see a professional homeopath.

  • Also, keep in mind that homeopathy doesn’t treat illness: it treats the person who has the illness. So, while a remedy may work for one person, it won’t necessarily work for someone else. However, Aurum (for depression) and Arsenicum (for anxiety) are still very commonly used for a whole lot of people – worldwide. Amazon sells these remedies in a 200c and a 1m. We should never touch any of the pellets, just twist the cap, let one drop into the lid and drop the pellet under the tongue. Even though the container says to use 5 pellets, one is enough. (If I take 5, it gives me heartburn.) I gave my son Aur-ars 200c but it did nothing to help him. But the 1m worked miracles. That one dose (1 pellet) lasted almost 2 years. When he started having symptoms again, I either gave him the same remedy in a 200c or a 1m, I don’t remember which. Homeopathy is the medicine of the future. –Linda from Facebook “A Dose of Sanity”

  • Nurse M. Anthony,
    I agree with what Rosalee D just wrote. Thank you for doing your best to take good care of your patients, including young kids. I wish all nurses, doctors, parents, and everyone else knew about using homeopathy for whatever ails people. Medical professionals could help so many patients, loved ones, friends and themselves with it. In my own family, homeopathic Arnica cured one person’s head injury. Aurum-arsenicum cured another relative’s depression and anxiety. It’s especially awesome for anyone who is suicidal. Arsenicum cured my food poisoning. Tarentula-hisp cured another relative’s psychosis. Homeopathy is the most wonderful, amazing medicine on the planet. The AMA tried to eradicate it because there is more money to be made from patented, synthetic drugs that cure no one.

  • Scientists at the Amen Clinic have found that one cause of ADHD is a brain injury. The ADHD symptoms can show up months or even years after the injury. If the ADHD symptoms come on suddenly it’s important to consider if there has been a brain injury. That’s what happened to my son. The pediatrician said it was just a bump on the head and not a problem. But it was still too much for his little, soft head. Nine months later his ADHD symptoms came on suddenly. One day he was a calm, happy little guy and the very next day he was hyperactive. He remained hyperactive until I found REAL medical care for him, not synthetic drugs. I’m not saying a head injury causes all cases of ADHD but it’s something to look into if the child has had a bump on his forehead. For a brain injury, homeopathic Arnica (not the cream but the pellets taken internally) are extremely healing, even when the injury took place years prior. The 6c and 30c sold in health food stores are probably not strong enough. You’d have to buy the 200c or 1m from Amazon or from a homeopathic pharmacy. Homeopathic Nat sulph is another remedy for brain injuries that might help.

  • Also, did you know there is NO law that says psychiatrists must treat mental disorders with synthetic drugs? Drugs are simply the approach the leaders of the American Psychiatric Association HAVE CHOSEN. The drug approach has a proven, government-audited recovery rate of .0005%. (King County Ordinance #13974, First and Second Annual Reports, 2002 and 2003). The APA and their business buddies, the drug companies, are raking in huge profits while curing no one. (Their definition of recovery does not mean “cured.” It means the patient’s symptoms are being well suppressed.) Mental healthcare is nothing but a racket, supported by our lawmakers. If we want to cure people with a mental illness/disorder we have to correct the causes. APA psychiatrists have no clue how to do that. They are only taught to prescribe chemical straightjackets to suppress symptoms until their victims, er, patients, die. That’s why we have such an epidemic of mental illness in the US. There’s no money in curing people.

  • When my son was young and hyperactive, the psychiatrist prescribed several ADHD drugs. None of them helped much, if any. Then he prescribed Prozac which caused him to become manic which led to a run-in with the law. The shrink said “Boys will be boys” and refused to accept any responsibility for ordering the Prozac. So I did my own research and found the “orthomolecular” approach to mental health. It’s wonderful. It felt so good firing the shrink. They’re all idiots who can’t cure anyone. Please see my FB page at “A Dose of Sanity” for more info if you’re interested. I use orthomolecular and homeopathy now for almost everything. Anyway, Nurse Anthony, thank you for posting about what this unfortunate boy had to endure.

  • I think a lot of the problem is the deliberate use of the word “chemical imbalance.” Psychiatrists use this term to suggest it’s the cause of a psychiatric illness. The next step is always a prescription for just the thing to “fix” it, i.e. psych drugs. In reality, humans can only have a “BIOchemical” imbalance and we need natural BIOchemicals to fix it. The late Abram Hoffer, MD cured almost all his patients with the use of biochemicals, namely niacinamide (vitamin B-3), B Complex, zinc, Vitamin C, etc. Using nutritional medicine to cure psychiatric illnesses is called “Orthomolecular Medicine.” It’s wonderful.

  • In the U.S. there is no law that requires psychiatrists to actually cure patients. All psychiatrists who are members of the American Psychiatric Association have to treat their patients however the APA tells them to. Sadly, the leaders of the APA have been fighting an integrative, restorative approach for about 60 years called “orthomolecular medicine.” There are only puny little profits to be made from curing patients. The big profits are to be found by turning each and every patient into a lifelong customer of psychiatric goods (drugs) and services (talk therapy). It bears repeating that a psychiatrist could treat his patients with voodoo and he wouldn’t even be breaking the law because there is no law to break. We could talk to our lawmakers until we’re blue in the face but they’re never going to introduce a law requiring integrative, restorative treatment. They’d be giving up any campaign contributions from Big Pharma for sure. No lawmakers would take that chance and risk not being re-elected! So if you want to avoid politics and simply get well, I suggest you consider using orthomolecular care. Homeopathy also can work miracles. I’ve seen it happen in my own family when one relative’s psychosis disappeared in about 10 minutes with the right homeopathic remedy.

  • So many people are labeled “bipolar” when, in reality, they have a histamine level that is too high, or too low, or they have adrenal glands that produce too much adrenochrome (and they produce even more of it when they’re under stress.). They might have too much copper in their body, proven to be cause of psychosis since around 1950. A lab test (which I asked our family doctor to order) showed that my “bipolar with psychosis” son had a histamine level that was simply much too high. I gave him the “nutraceuticals” his BIOchemistry needed to get his histamine level down. As it came down, I slowly tapered him off of three daily antipsychotic drugs. He hasn’t needed psych drugs in years. He has also been treated with NAET (acupuncture) and homeopathy. So I really have a beef with anyone labeled “bipolar” because the real diagnosis is more likely an elevated histamine level called “histadelia;” or the person has a level that is too low, combined with a copper level that is too high which is called “histapenia.” Someone with elevated adrenochrome is “pyroluria.” Yet these illnesses are all labeled “bipolar” by psychiatrists who have no clue how to cure anyone, just push drugs for Big Pharma. I know this: if you don’t know what is causing an illness you’re never going to cure it. And what is the one subject that psychiatrists evade at all costs? Why, yes, it’s what is causing the illness. American-style psychiatry is mostly fraud, in my opinion. It brings in a boatload of profit to the psychiatrists and drug companies – but it cures no one.

  • Most mental illnesses are preventable but only if you know what to look for. Some kids have allergies because their histamine level is too high. They’re reacting to all kinds of things: food, chemicals in their food or in the air they breathe in, pollens, etc. How many parents are aware that their child’s histamine level can go even higher and that it will likely result in depression, even serious depression leading to suicide? I didn’t know that until my allergic-y son became seriously depressed. Are parents ever taught that if one’s histamine level goes even higher that it can cause psychosis? I didn’t know that either until it happened to my son. The idiot psychiatrists simply diagnosed him as “incurably mentally ill” with “bipolar with psychosis” and prescribed three daily antipsychotics for him. They told me I was “in denial” because I wouldn’t accept their stupid “diagnosis.” I had a lab test ordered which showed my son’s histamine level to be almost double the upper limit of normal. So I gave him the “nutraceuticals” to lower his histamine level and taper him off all three antipsychotic drugs. He’s been well for years AND STAYS WELL by keeping his histamine level in the right range. And that’s just ONE cause of mental illness. Scientists who aren’t employed by drug companies know most causes of mental illness and how to cure them. So do I. It’s easy to learn. I’m a retired high school teacher and if I can figure out how to cure people, you’d think a psychiatrist could. But they don’t because they’re all too stupid. They just want to prescribe synthetic drugs like the good little drug pushers they are. All students and their parents should be taught the basics of orthomolecular (“nutritional medicine”) treatment. –Linda from Facebook, “A Dose of Sanity”

  • One big problem with a psychiatrist claiming mental illness is a “chemical” imbalance is that we humans aren’t made of “chemicals.” We’re made of BIOchemicals. These all-natural chemicals are made from the nutrients we take in including minerals, vitamins, proteins and fats. So when we have an illness it is often due to an imbalance of these BIOchemicals. I wanted real help for my loved ones so I’ve treated them myself with nutritional medicine, NAET, and homeopathy. I saw niacinamide (one form of vitamin B-3) work miracles for so-called “ADHD.” I saw L-methionine + vitamin C+ calcium + B Complex cure another relative’s “incurable” diagnosis of “bipolar with psychosis.” Psychiatrists had him on three daily antipsychotics. So I learned how to use the orthomolecular approach, tapered him off the antipsychotics and he hasn’t needed psych drugs in years. He’s had other natural treatments too in order to bring his health to an even higher level. My whole family has done this. Psychiatry fits the definition of a racket: “Widespread fraud for the purpose of making higher profits.” Psychiatrists are nothing but drug pushers for the pharmaceutical companies. American psychiatry cures no one. It isn’t even designed to cure anyone, just suppress symptoms until the patient dies because that’s what brings in the highest profits. –Linda from Facebook, “A Dose of Sanity.”

  • Didi, I so agree with you that psychiatrists should be put in prison for the harm they cause their patients. Their “profession” is about 95% phony. Have you ever heard of Abram Hoffer, MD? He treated all his patients with 3,000 mg daily of niacinamide (vitamin B-3) in divided doses plus one daily capsule of B Complex such as a “B-100.” A person with a lot of allergies usually has to get their histamine level down first though so they can tolerate the B-3. Also, is it possible you have Lyme disease or one of the co-infections? I’ve read that many people in Europe take homeopathic Aurum-arsenicum to cure Lyme disease. Maybe it would get rid of the co-infections, too. I don’t know. Lyme disease and Bartonella can both cause psychiatric symptoms but testing is notoriously inaccurate. I’m very sorry you’re under the care of psychiatrists and wish you well. –Linda from Facebook “A Dose of Sanity.”

  • According to a staffer in the office of my federal representative in Washington, DC, there is NO law that requires the American Psychiatric Association to use treatment that restores patients’ mental health. She also said the US government will NEVER try to tell the APA how to treat their patients and, she added, “The leaders of the APA are free to choose whatever approach they like.”

    In fact, to ensure they stay in power over America’s entire mental healthcare system, the APA partners with drug companies to have their lobbyists sit in Congress, making sure no legislation is ever introduced that might change any law in mental healthcare. They like the way the system is already set up.

    The APA has chosen the approach that brings them the most power and profits – but cures no one – and that’s just how they like it. They have been fighting a restorative approach in mental healthcare, namely, the orthomolecular approach, since about the 1940s.

    And that’s the main type of care I used to restore my family member’s “incurable bipolar with psychosis,” although I also had him treated with other natural therapies, too, including NAET, which I believe is probably key to my family’s mental wellnessl. At one point, after giving my family member the right homeopathic remedy, his psychosis disappeared in about 10 minutes. Homeopathy did not cure another family member who currently has “schizophrenia.” Hopefully, she will be cured with orthomolecular combined with NAET for the B Vitamins.

  • I agree with Dr. Timimi, as I’m sure millions of others agree, too: psychiatric “diagnoses” are just labels. The American Psychiatric Association takes a symptom and turns it into a “diagnosis.” That’s like having a broken leg and an M.D. diagnosing it as “Walks Funny Disorder” or diagnosing pneumonia as “Coughs a Lot Disorder.” It would be the same as having a car that won’t run and a mechanic saying the problem with the car is that it “Won’t Run.”

    Clearly, labels are just part of the APA’s smoke and mirrors approach to mental health care. If we don’t know what is causing a problem, we’re never going to fix it. I have never found a conventional psychiatrist who is even able to discuss the physical or energetic causes of a mental disorder. They are simply clueless.

    As for “evidence-based”: we must ask ALL our doctors who use this term: “What is it evidence of? Is it evidence that the synthetic drug will cure the illness or is it evidence that it will only suppress the symptoms?” My family doctor had to admit it was only evidence of suppressing the symptoms.

    I’m so delighted Dr. Timimy knows the truth about psychiatry and isn’t afraid to speak out about it. Looking forward to reading the rest of his book.

    –Linda from Facebook, “A Dose of Sanity,” also on Youtube, “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel,” and author of “The Secrets to Real Mental Health.”

  • Synthetic psych drugs do help many people get to a place where they’re not running out in traffic or think they’re Superman, or Christ, or flinging chairs out into a parking lot, or any number of other crazy things. I’m not saying these drugs are a real answer for anyone. I’m saying they are often useful as a temporary crutch. They’re designed to just bring in the highest possible profits – not cure anyone.
    A severe deficiency of Vitamin B-3 is one cause of psych illnesses such as “bipolar with psychosis,” “schizo-affective disorder,” a quick temper, anxiety, paranoia, paranoid schizophrenia, etc. People suffering from one of these disorders should always look into taking the niacinamide form of B-3 – in optimal doses for the individual – plus a capsule of B Complex daily. That’s what the late Abram Hoffer, MD did with all his patients and he had at least a 90% recovery rate. After their mental health was restored, most patients continued to take the vitamins for life.
    Once the body’s deficiency of the B Vitamins has been corrected, the person is typically mentally well. His mental health has been restored. Be aware, though, that this isn’t normally the case with those who are the “allergic-y” type. They need to get their histamine level down into the normal range first, according to the other pioneer of orthomolecular medicine, (the late) Carl Pfeiffer, MD.
    So why does someone become so deficient in the first place? One scientist found that it’s because we’re all biochemically unique and we all have differing needs for the B vitamins, especially B-3. Almost 40 years ago, acupuncturist Devi Nambudripad discovered another answer, which I have found to be true: Some people have an allergy to the B Vitamins and they must have a certain acupuncture treatment to correct this allergy. Once this allergy is gone, the person is able to get the B vitamins out of their food correctly and the psychiatric symptoms disappear. In my own case, my anxiety disorder disappeared instantly with this acupuncture treatment. It’s called NAET. An allergy to the B Vitamins appears to run in my family. Two of us have been tested and treated for our B allergy and we’re mentally well. Two others have not been tested or treated and both have psychiatric problems. One of them has schizophrenia. See NAET.com if you’d like to know more about it.
    Patented, synthetic psych drugs are only a temporary crutch and I think it’s an abuse of human rights when a patient is denied restorative mental health care.

  • My experience has opened my eyes to just how bad America’s mental healthcare system really is. I’d say it’s about 95% smoke and mirrors.

    Over several years, I asked 12 psychiatrists what causes ADHD, bipolar or mental illness in general. Every one of them gave me a lame answer. One was that an illness is due to a “chemical” imbalance. He then proceeded to push patented, synthetic chemicals for my loved one. In reality, humans don’t have “chemical” imbalances: we often have a “bio”-chemical imbalance, and there’s a big difference. Biochemicals are made by our body from the food we take in. They’re all-natural. When certain BIOchemicals are out of balance, we develop psychiatric problems. We have to get them back in balance to be mentally healthy (although of course there are other causes of mental illness such as a strep infection in the brain called “P.A.N.D.A.S.,” or head injury, etc).

    Other psychiatrists answered, “No one knows what causes a mental illness,” which is just another false claim because there are many scientists who have known the causes (and cures) for decades.

    And, third, psychiatrists claimed, “It’s genetic – and you should have chosen better parents, hahahahahaha.” Wrong again: our genes are perfect. They are sometimes mutated with Cell-Wall-Deficient bacteria but it’s the bacteria that are the problem, not our genes. Illnesses, or the tendency to certain illnesses, can be passed from mother to baby, generation after generation, but it’s not genetic.

    Psych drugs aren’t designed to cure anyone. They’re designed to bring in the highest profits so, to that end, they work perfectly. The real problem in this country is that we allow the profit motive in mental healthcare. It’s the profits that drive the treatment. There is precious little incentive to cure anyone but plenty of incentive to turn each patient into a lifelong customer of psych drugs.

    I believe about 5% of conventional psychiatry is a good thing: those are the instances in which psych drugs instantly stabilize someone who is out of control but all other treatment is nothing but smoke and mirrors.

    I “opted out” of America’s miserable for-profit approach and used natural treatments such as orthomolecular medicine. Best thing I ever did.

    Please see my Facebook page, “A Dose of Sanity” and my 3 videos on Youtube at “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel” if you’d like to know more about the orthomolecular approach.

  • Psychiatric drugs are nothing more than chemical straightjackets. They’re not designed to cure anyone. They’re designed to merely ATTEMPT to suppress symptoms and turn each and every psychiatric patient into a customer – for life. That’s what brings in the most profits. When my son was psychotic, and all the psychiatrists said he was “incurably” mentally ill with “bipolar with psychosis,” I finally began treating him with orthomolecular treatment. (It’s BIOchemical rebalancing – not “chemical” rebalancing – because we are BIOchemical beings.) Within 7 months, my son was 100% free of his three daily anti-psychotic Rx drugs. He found a job and began living on his own. American-style psychiatry is nothing but a racket – and there is NO law against it. The American Psychiatric Association could treat patients with voodoo, if they so chose, and that wouldn’t even be breaking the law – because there is no law to break. –Linda from Facebook, “A Dose of Sanity,” and Youtube “Linda Van Zandt’s Mental Health Recovery Channel”

  • Keep up the good fight, Jim! I so totally agree with you that the American Psychiatric Association is a criminal enterprise. According to the Congressional Research Service there is NO law in the United States requiring the APA to treat their patients with an approach that actually restores a patient’s mental health. I believe that’s why the APA has chosen to use mainly synthetic drugs and talk therapy – this is the approach that brings them and their business partners, the drug companies, billions of dollars – while curing few, if any patients. It’s still shocking to me that this isn’t illegal! The APA could use voodoo on their patients and they STILL wouldn’t be doing anything illegal because there’s no law telling the APA how to treat their patients. That is just so wrong.
    Linda VZ, author of The Secrets to Real Mental Health

  • I took my son to see Dr. Hoffer in Victoria, BC. According to Dr. Hoffer some people are helped almost immediately with B-3 (niacin or niacinamide) and then recovery continues, often improving for years. I’ve talked to recovered schizophrenics at Orthomolecular conferences who have recovered nicely on niacinamide. It didn’t take them years. Some felt better within days. One young man was vastly improved in less than 24 hours. I used to take niacinamide for my anxiety disorder. Then, after just one treatment of “NAET” (acupuncture) for a “disharmony” with B vitamins, my anxiety disappeared and I never needed B-3 again.

  • Abrahm Hoffer, MD was a pioneer in “Orthomolecular Medicine,” the use of “nutraceuticals” to cure mental illness. He gave 3 grams (3,000 mg) daily to his patients, along with a daily capsule of B Complex, and had a very high recovery rate.
    Unfortunately, like everything else, B vitamins can cause an allergic reaction to those who tend to be the allergic-y types.
    Linda VZ, author of The Secrets to Real Mental Health

  • Amy,
    Thank you for your honesty in this article.
    All “professional” diagnoses by psychiatrists are nothing more than a description of the symptoms, whether it’s ADHD, bipolar, schizophrenia, depression or anything else. That’s the equivalent of a real doctor diagnosing your broken leg as “Walks Funny Disorder” because that, too, would be nothing more than a description of the symptoms being passed off as a “diagnosis.” Likewise, pneumonia would be diagnosed as “Coughs a Lot Disorder” and so on.
    What matters in any psych illness is what CAUSES it — and that subject is strictly taboo among shrinks. Why? It’s because they’re clueless and don’t want to talk about it! In shrink school they are only taught to prescribe a synthetic chemical to suppress symptoms – so that’s all they know how to do. It’s the system that brings in the most money to the Amer Psych Assn and their business buddies, the drug companies, while curing few, if any, patients. It grossly puts profits ahead of patients. I know from many years of experience that the word “cure” isn’t even allowed to be discussed in front of a shrink. He or she will just scoff at you and make fun of you for even attempting to talk about a cure.
    In my family, I’ve learned to use orthomolecular medicine (biochemical repair), NAET, and homeopathy. Because of these treatments (that actually cure people) my “incurably” mentally ill son has been free of psych drugs (and all the idiot shrinks) for years. He just graduated from community college with a 3.97 GPA. Mental illness have been curable for over 50 years – just not with patented, synthetic chemicals, aka psych drugs.
    Homeopathy has been curing mental illnesses for close to 200 years.
    Amy, I applaud your honesty in this article and wish you all the best.
    Linda, author of The Secrets to Real Mental Health