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  • This type of pharmaceutical fraud based advertising – in connection with an understanding of the psychiatric industries’ systemic iatrogenesis – and an admission by a pediatrician, after I’d explained psychiatry’s systemic iatrogenesis to her, that she can’t stop prescribing the psych drugs to children because “it’s too profitable.” It really does leave one knowing it’s no longer wise advise to trust either big Pharma advertising (actual propaganda), nor any doctor.

  • Thanks, Ted, great idea. And I agree with you and others above that people don’t see the connection between these conservatorship contracts and the psychiatrists / psychologists who help create them. And I do include the psychologists because I was handed over one of those contracts, under the disingenuous guise of an “art manager contract,” by a non-clinical psychologist.

    Thankfully, I knew enough not to sign the contract, and requested a police report be filed against that psychologist. But I will say it is staggering the criminal lengths both psychologists and psychiatrists will often go to “maintain the status quo” – which is basically to maintain their multibillion dollar, primarily child abuse and rape covering up, scientific fraud based “mental health” system. Also known as “the dirty little secret of the two original educated professions,” according to an ethical pastor.

  • “psychologists [must] first think more broadly about the harm done by the systems of which we are a part.” Most definitely the psychologists are a huge part of the problems in our society today.

    For one, they have “partnered with,” and function as, the child abuse and rape covering up arm of the paternalistic religions. Which has left us all living in a pedophile empire,” with child sex trafficking and pedophilia running amok.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://books.google.com/books?id=xI01AlxH1uAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
    https://www.amazon.com/Pedophilia-Empire-Chapter-Introduction-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0773QHGPT
    https://medicalkidnap.com/2018/08/05/america-1-in-child-sex-trafficking-and-pedophilia-cps-and-foster-care-are-the-pipelines/

    Most definitely, psychology should “uphold several of its core ethical standards: beneficence, nonmaleficence, and respect for people’s rights and dignity,” since they’ve been, and still are, doing the opposite of upholding any of these ethical standards.

    For goodness sakes, their DSM “bible” is nothing more than a book of stigmatizations / defamations of character. And they’re now forcing – and disingenuously trying to force – those conservatorship/guardianship contracts onto people, to cover up the systemic fraud and crimes of all the so called “mental health professionals.”

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2015/mortality-and-mental-disorders
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/07/speak-out-britneys-fight-our-fight/

    But I will remind them of a little slice of wisdom. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” And I know from first hand experience that too many of the American psychologists want to “maintain the status quo,” and not get rid of their scientific fraud based DSM “bible,” despite it’s “invalidity” being admitted.

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

    While they also continue to deny the fact that the drugs they’ve been forcing onto innocent others create the symptoms of their “invalid” DSM disorders.

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    I don’t personally agree with the WHO in regards to everything. However, I do agree MAJOR reform of the “mental health” industries is needed. This should begin with flushing the psychologists’ DSM “bible,” and setting up places where people can get real help weaning off of the psychiatric drugs, if they so choose.

    And personally I believe there’s a point in time when we realize the psychological and psychiatric industries have so betrayed the masses, that their power to force treat anyone is stripped from them. “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power” has corrupted them absolutely. And we look to alternative voices to solve the societal problems, that the psychological and psychiatric industries have created.

  • There definitely is a problem here in the US with psychologists and psychiatrists who want to “preserve the status quo.” I had the misfortune of running into such a psychologist, and he tried, disingenuously, to get me to sign one of those conservatorship contracts, under the guise of an “art manager” contract. It basically stated that psychologist wanted to steal everything from me and turn me into his slave, so I didn’t sign it.

    He had handed that contract to me, merely because my artwork was “too truthful,” and he had concern there might be a market for a “Chicago Chagall.” God forbid an artist visually documents the truth about what’s going on, in the time and place, in which she lives. And how ironic, her favorite artist – who seemingly painted the story of her life and dreams – was a Jew, who survived the Nazi psychiatric holocaust of the Jews. And she was an artist who survived today’s modern day psychiatric holocaust of all of Western civilization.

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

    But I will say, both Chagall and I also had/have a love story within our dreams. A love story with God, and all the decent people who believe in God.

    “The only thing I had done was to tell people the truth. This cannot be tolerated when the subject is psychiatry, which could not survive in its present form if we collectively faced the lies and acted accordingly.”

    Psychiatric lies like, for example, that the antidepressants and ADHD drugs can NOT create the “bipolar” symptoms? And lies like the antipsychotics/neuroleptics can NOT create the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via anticholinergic toxidrome, and the negative symptoms, via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome?

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    Thank you for continuing to tell people the truth, Peter. “In a Time of Universal Deceit — Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act,” so no doubt we are living in a time of universal deceit.

  • This is good news. And, as one who had a “first psychotic break,” on a child’s dose of Risperdal. So I left that “Foul up” confessing psychiatrist. But then I was forced to go to another psychiatrist, by what turned out to be a child abuse covering up psychologist.

    I was initially taken off the Risperdal for two weeks, and put on Seroquel and lithium. Then my husband and I were lied to, and that damn Risperdal was added to that mix. Which resulted in a ton of anticholinergic toxidrome poisonings.

    And I’ve since read some of Paula Caplan’s research into J&J’s and Allen Francis’ crimes, regarding the marketing of Risperdal.

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2015/10/diagnosisgate-a-major-media-blackout-mystery/

    So IMHO – and as one who may have (my mom said she’d check tomorrow, to see if my recollection is correct) used to live in a house, that was purchased from some Janssons – I do most definitely believe that J&J does deserve to pay for their crimes.

    I’m not certain what is confusing to the US government officials, about it makes no logical sense to have “too big to fail” banks, nor a scientific fraud based medical / pharmaceutical industrial complex. Since it’s been well known for a long time that “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

  • Thank you for sharing your story, Chris. As one who had the misfortune of dealing with a lunatic – I eventually learned, from my child’s and my medical records, child abuse covering up – ELCA Lutheran psychologist, who asked if I had ever in my life thought about suicide.

    At which, I responded, as a grown adult … ‘maybe I thought about it, when I was a teenager?’ A response which turned into a fraudulent claim that I was actively suicidal, by that lunatic psychologist, to a psychiatrist, amongst a bunch of other lies. Resulting in a whole bunch of antipsychotic induced anticholinergic toxidrome poisoning attempts at my life.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

    I will agree, most psychologists and psychiatrists are doing everything wrong, when it comes to suicide prevention. And they really ought to get out of the systemic child abuse and rape covering up business, which is their primary actual societal function, and it’s all by DSM design.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-child-does-not-have-bipolar-disorder/201402/dsm-5-and-child-neglect-and-abuse-1

    I will say that my experience with psychologists and psychiatrists is they seem to have difficulty understanding the English language, at all. I literally have proof, in my medical records, that my former psychiatrist believed my entire life to be a “credible fictional story,” after I confronted him with all the misinformation written in his medical records.

    A subsequent criminal (her partner in crime was eventually convicted by the FBI) ELCA hospital employed psychiatrist, was seemingly incapable of understanding the words, ‘You’re drugs make me sick.’ And ‘It’s against my [new] religion to take your drugs.’ So I had to ask, in my mean mom voice, ‘Does anyone here speak English.’

    And another ELCA psychologist, who I refused to hire, in part because he pretended to not understand anything I said. And he had hoped to steal all profits from my work, my work, all my money, and my story, via a conservatorship /guardian – disingenuously labeled “art manager” – contract.

    Truly, I agree, psychologists and psychiatrists should learn to listen to – and actually hear and believe – people’s real life concerns. And I will mention that even the FBI is now confessing that America has huge child abuse and trafficking problems.

    https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/violent-crime/human-trafficking

    And a former CIA guy, in conjunction with this psychologist, have confessed we live in a “pedophile empire.”

    https://www.amazon.com/Pedophilia-Empire-Chapter-Introduction-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0773QHGPT

    So child abuse does happen. And denying and covering up such traumatic crimes does not make those crimes non-existent. Such criminal cover ups – to the contrary – help to aid, abet, and empower the pedophiles and child sex traffickers.

    But I will say, Chris, as the mother of two gay children, I am glad to learn that the Unitarian Universalist church welcomes gay people. Since one cannot stand against child abuse of any kind, without being attacked by a psychologist, in the ELCA religion. And I do love my children, even if they have made alternative lifestyle choices.

    I’m glad you have seemingly found God, and an accepting religion. I found God (or, more truthfully, God found me) decades ago. But I’m still in search of a religion that believes, “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

    I have that Holy Bible quote written on one of my paintings, and that last Lutheran psychologist couldn’t handle the fact, that a mom stands against child abuse.

  • “Adverse childhood experiences related to trauma were reported only 11 times (0.05% of the total dataset), but in epidemiological studies, 31% of participants have reported trauma events in childhood.”

    ACEs have been reported at higher rates by others.

    “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/

    The bottom line is huge percentages of those labeled with the DSM/ICD disorders are child abuse survivors. And covering up child abuse and rape has been the business of the psychological and psychiatric professions for a very long time.

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

    And in the US, all this systemic child abuse covering up is by DSM design. It’s due to the lack of ability of the US “mental health” workers to bill for helping child abuse survivors.

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

    It does appear that the ICD has allowed for billing to help child abuse survivors, seemingly since 2016? I’m not sure when this was added to the ICD.

    https://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes/S00-T88/T66-T78/T76-/T76.12XA

    “Research has demonstrated that the inclusion of information about social determinants reduces the likelihood that a pattern of behavior is seen as pathological.” So “inclusion of information about social determinants” should be made mandatory for all “mental health” workers.

    To the logical mind, it’s absurd to think that entire industries – of self proclaimed “professionals” – could actually have gone off believing the bio-bio-bio theory that “all distress is caused by chemical imbalances in individuals’ brains,” for decades. How insane!

    And I will say many (seemingly most) of the US psychologists and pastors don’t want to end this multibillion dollar, systemic child abuse and rape covering up, “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.”

  • “In the US, for instance, lived experience work has not attained the same widespread use and support in mainstream psychiatric services.”

    Definitely true. And they’re still teaching the “chemical imbalance” theory to peer trainees in the US, which is when I realized I wanted no part of that BS.

    Plus, in the US, many psychologists and psychiatrists are trying to force, and are forcing, people with lived experience to sign conservatorship / guardianship contracts, so they can steal all assets from those with lived experience. Which leaves me asking who would want to work for, or with, such a criminal bunch of ungodly disrespectful, so called “professional” criminals?

    “That lived experience workers should be the ones in leadership roles in their own field may seem obvious.” I agree, but actually I think they should be working towards being an alternative to the mainstream DSM medical model people, not working under the “invalid” DSM “bible” believers.

    “Still, for a fledgling profession whose workers typically provide services under the purveyance of clinical managers, fears of assimilation are genuine.” And it did appear to me, this is the problem in the mid-west area, in which I currently live. We need alternatives to the DSM “mental health” system instead … and I’m quite certain this is true, worldwide.

    But as someone, living in the heartland of America, who knows one does need to stand up against the criminal globalist banksters, who’ve taken control of the large banks of the east and west coasts of America. Not to mention the religious leaders, who’ve “partnered with” the “omnipotent moral busy bodies” of the scientific fraud based, DSM “bible” believing, “mental health” industries.

    I know, sometimes, doing such is better done, by not being “assimilated” into their satanic systems. But my experience is likely a partial explanation for why “lived experience work has not attained the same widespread use and support in mainstream psychiatric services” in the US.

  • Paula did a lot to point out the fraud and harm of the DSM, and if I recall correctly, also some greed inspired crimes of the primary editor of the DSM-IV?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qIQqRl94_Y

    I did not know Paula personally. But I will say, what I do know about her work and writings made her, likely my favorite, female critical or anti psychiatry psychologist. (I’m not certain how she personally identified.)

    I’m saddened to hear of Paula’s passing. Her family should be very, very proud of all her work. Her integrity, honesty, speaking out against the scientific fraud of the paternalistic psychiatric system, and wisdom should be respected, by all, forever.

    My condolences to her family, and all who were personally affected by her work, of which I will say I am one, albeit only via the internet. But this is why I’m saddened by her passing. Paula will be missed by many.

  • Thank you to both these ladies for pointing out the connection between ACEs and the “mental illness” DSM stigmatizations. Especially since 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/

    And the psychologists are equally as guilty in systemically covering up child abuse and rape, as the psychiatrists, and likely have been doing such for over a century.

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

    And all this systemic “mental health” industry child abuse covering up is by DSM design.

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

    I do so hope the child abuse, and easily recognized malpractice covering up crimes, of the members of the scientific fraud based “mental health” industries, will be exposed and ended, at some point. Since, for God’s sake, they’re killing “8 million” innocent people every year, with their neurotoxic drugs and “invalid” disorders, according to the former head of the NIMH.

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis
    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2015/mortality-and-mental-disorders

    Not to mention – all the paternalistic psychological, psychiatric, and religious industries’, systemic child abuse covering up crimes – which, of course, function to aid, abet, and empower the child abusers, sex traffickers, and other pedophiles. Thus these systemic “mental health,” and their religious “partners,” industries’ crimes have left us all living in a “pedophile empire.”

    https://www.amazon.com/Pedophilia-Empire-Chapter-Introduction-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0773QHGPT

    Definitely a change is needed.

  • “While proponents of APM emphasize the positive effects on traditional outcomes, such as reduction in utilization of medical service, emergency visits, symptoms, and rates of relapse and mortality.”

    My experience was antipsychotics caused a great increase in utilization of medical services, emergency visits, symptoms, and I likely should have died, based on the staggering amounts of antipsychotics I was forced to take. At least I’ve read of others, given less of these drugs, who did die.

    And I’d like to ask, given my medical research findings, that since the antipsychotics can create “psychosis” and “hallucinations” – the primary “positive” symptoms of “schizophrenia” – via anticholinergic toxidrome. And since they can also create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    What is the medical evidence that the psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mainstream doctors – who are “proponents” of forced treatment with the antipsychotics – have that this drug class actually causes a “reduction in utilization of medical service, emergency visits, symptoms, and rates of relapse and mortality?”

    Since none of my – nor other psychopharmacological researchers’ findings, that I’m aware of – seem to agree with this supposed mainstream psychiatric / psychological / medical industries’ belief system.

    “The field must ensure that future measures and tools are meaningfully coproduced and involve researchers and/or community members with personal experience of long-term antipsychotic use and, where applicable, discontinuation.”

    I’d be one of those people. My psychiatrist eventually concluded my non-medically trained psychologist misdiagnosed me, and he did wean me off the drugs. And, in my medical research findings, I did find my psychologist did, in fact, misdiagnose me, even according to her DSM-IV-TR.

    I happen to be white, but I understand it is frequently claimed that there is “the tendency to prescribe APM differently to Black and Latinx versus White service users.” So I have been sharing my medical research findings with the non-medically trained social workers and pastors in my area, who are blindly going out into the black community, likely trying to put black people on the antipsychotics.

    Roe and colleagues “highlight that shared decision-making must be congruent with the ‘patient’s goals, preferences, and values.'”

    I agree, and that statement is basically an admission – by “mental health professionals” – that forced treatment by any “mental health” worker should be made illegal. Which is a sentiment, with which I agree 100%.

  • “our study shows that the obsession of biological researchers with anything psychotic as the precursor for ‘schizophrenia’ is misplaced. Instead, the ‘high risk’ is mediated by severe emotional distress and addiction problems, NOT psychosis in isolation.”

    I must say, there most definitely is an “obsession” with ‘psychosis’ – or ‘voices’ – with the DSM “bible” believers, in practice. I had a DSM “bible” believing psychologist who was absolutely obsessed with “voices.” She literally claimed all dreams, gut instincts, and thoughts were “voices,” aka “psychosis,” in her medical records.

    That psychologist did ignore my cigarette addiction. And she misdiagnosed the common symptoms of the non-“safe smoking cessation med” / antidepressant, I’d been given, that didn’t work for smoking cessation. She misdiagnosed the common symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome as “bipolar.” Apparently that psychologist was not intelligent enough to read this disclaimer in her DSM-IV-TR “bible.”

    “Note: Manic-like episodes that are clearly caused by somatic antidepressant
    treatment (e.g., medication, electroconvulsive therapy, light therapy) should not count
    toward a diagnosis of Bipolar I Disorder.”

    And you are correct, she did also ignore legitimate distress. She eventually confessed to me, when I was picking up her medical records, that she thought legitimate distress caused by 9/11/2001 – just after that worldwide distressing event – was distress caused by a “chemical imbalance” in my brain alone. Loony!

    “why do [the CHR-P] supporters ignore predictors like severe emotional distress and addiction?”

    No doubt, the DSM “bible” thumpers only believe in “neurobiological causes” of distress. As opposed to believing in a bio-psycho-social model of distress causation.

    And the DSM “bible” believers also need to be educated regarding the fact that both their antidepressants and their antipsychotics (aka neuroleptics) can actually create “psychosis,” via anticholinergic toxidrome. Since this medically known way to poison people is – conveniently for the psychiatrists, et al – missing from their DSM.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

    I agree with “van Os, that 52 million dollar grant is wasteful.” For goodness sakes, the head of NIMH stated funding into the “invalid” DSM disorders should be ended, way back in 2013.

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

    Thank you as always, Peter, for reporting the truth.

  • “Heilbuth had whistleblower Blair Hamrick in his film, a US salesman from GlaxoSmithKline who said that their catchphrase for paroxetine was that it is the happy, horny, and skinny drug.”

    The “happy, horny, skinny drug” catchphrase was also used to promote Wellbutrin, a SNRI.

    https://www.truthinadvertising.org/happy-horny-skinny-pill/

    Thank you again, Peter, for all your truth telling.

  • “‘Another reason therapy can be harmful is that the therapist is actually psychotoxic – this is where a therapist’s behaviour directly harms a client’s mental health or wellbeing, for example by undermining their confidence or self-esteem, or fostering unhealthy dependency.’”

    Isn’t this the truth of all the scientifically “invalid” DSM “bible” stigmatizers of the psychological industries’ today? Who defame people, to their loved ones, with their “invalid” DSM disorders? Then force the psychiatric industry’s drugs, that create the symptoms of their DSM disorders, onto their clients?

    I think it is. At least my experience is that most “mental health” workers today are actually “psychotoxic.” No doubt, because their DSM “bible” is “invalid,” yet they still believe in it.

  • I started reading your story, Carlton, and tears came to my eyes – the injustice of it all, is just heart wrenching. I had to stop reading, since I’d just finished a walk in a park, and was sitting at a picnic table in that park, and I didn’t want to cry in public.

    “The best drug that helped me was understanding. That’s the best drug.” Words of wisdom, Carlton. And I agree, “the truth will set you free.” The truth is what saved me from psychiatry, too.

    “Let’s be real: I hit my peak, and that’s livin’ here.” I’m quite certain this is evidence that housing is more important to provide, than ANY “mental health” service or drug.

    Thank you for sharing your story, Carlton. I’m finishing the cry that I started in that park, as I write this, in the privacy of my home. I’m glad you survived, and I hope you may retire – in peace – in your beautiful “house.” And I pray God blesses you and your family.

  • “According to the analytical rumination hypothesis, depression evolved to keep people focused on the source of their distress until they could come up with a solution to resolve the relevant problem. … [On this view] there is reason to believe that [antidepressant meds] have an iatrogenic effect that prolongs the life of the underlying episode and leaves patients at elevated risk for relapse whenever taken away.”

    I’m pretty certain this is what the antidepressants have, for decades, been used for. As one who was inappropriately given an antidepressant, by a PCP, under the guise of a “safe …med,” to cover up a “bad fix” on a broken bone. Which, when abruptly taken off of it, did result in the common symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome, being misdiagnosed by multiple doctors, even according to the DSM.

    Based upon my experience and research, the psychological and psychiatric industries are the systemic malpractice and child abuse covering up factions of the medical and religious industries, according to my family’s medical records. And according to reality, their primary actual societal function is apparently covering up child abuse.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/

    I’m quite certain, both the psychological and psychiatric industries should get out of the child abuse covering up business, since such is illegal. Not to mention, they should get out of the illegal business of covering up easily recognized malpractice, too.

    But I have no doubt, the systemic child abuse covering up psychological industry, did likely f-ck up, by totally partnering with the “bullshit” and “invalid” DSM “bible” thumping psychiatrists. Since now even the NIMH, UN, and WHO are speaking out against their systemic crimes.

    https://www.wired.com/2010/12/ff-dsmv/
    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis
    https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=21689
    https://www.madinamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/9789240025707-eng.pdf

    And now these “mental health” industries are handing over “conservatorship” contracts, under disingenuous guises, to attempt to cover up their co-workers’ crimes, rather than utilizing their malpractice insurance, for what it is intended. Truly, the American psychiatric and psychological industries have sunk to the lowest depths of human existence.

    Dumbf-cks, your ADHD drugs and antidepressants can create the “bipolar” symptoms. And your antipsychotics / neuroleptics can create the positive and negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via anticholinergic toxidrome and neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    In as much as I’m not a believer in the “mental health” workers “genetics” / evolution based belief system. I do know their current belief system is based upon iatrogenesis, not genetics, thus it is morally deplorable.

  • It’s a good thing this is making the mainstream media, thanks to Britney. And I’m glad I knew enough about the importance of reading and understanding contracts, when I was handed one of these satanic contracts, to not sign it.

    Truly, these ‘conservatorship’ contracts should be illegal. Since their purposes really only seem to be covering up the massive amount of, and systemic, psychological and psychiatric malpractice; and systemically stealing from – and killing – wealthy older adults.

  • Thanks for sharing your story, Rebekah. I agree with your friends, you should write a book, you’re a good writer. But, then again, so should I. Not so much because I’m a good writer, but because I have a story that should be told, since I found medical proof of the iatrogenic etiology of ‘the sacred symbol of psychiatry.’

    But I’ve been struggling to get my story written for a long time, too. I did work with a group of writers a few months ago. I found that helpful, but it was via Zoom, and I really prefer personal interaction with my fellow humans. So I may look into local writing groups.

    Similar to you, I had the common adverse and withdrawal effects of an antidepressant misdiagnosed as ‘bipolar.’ Resulting in the onslaught with the ‘mood stabilizers’ and ‘antipsychotics.’

    It sounds like you’ve suffered, several times, from a drug withdrawal induced ‘super sensitivity manic psychosis.’ I dealt with such twice. Thankfully, I’ve been drug free for almost 12 years now. So do know you, too, can withdrawal successfully, if you really want. Have hope, no fear, but do withdrawal very slowly.

    Again, thanks for sharing your creatively written story. God bless, on your healing journey, and with your writing.

  • “we must focus on the rebuilding of social and communal bonds. It also means ensuring that we respect local contexts when measuring well-being by asking people how they understand and experience it; in other words, what is important to them.”

    This is 100% the opposite of what the American psychological profession have been doing for decades, at least from my experience. They have “partnered with” the formerly Christian religions. Their role is to cover up child abuse for the religions, so they work to silence, defame, poison, steal from, and get anyone who has ever experienced any form of injustice or trauma, out of the churches. Which, of course, means they work together to destroy social and communal bonds, due to their goal to “maintain the status quo” / this faustian medical-religious, primarily child abuse covering up, “partnership.”

    And, from my experience, the last thing psychological industries care about is “what is important” to those they attack. All they care about is what is best for themselves and their religious partners, so they may maintain this faustian “status quo.”

    And, of course, since so many psychologists and psychiatrists are handing out those “conservatorship” contracts, under disingenuous guises, or by force – in the hopes of stealing from people – and covering up the psychiatric and psychological industries’ systemic, on a massive scale, malpractice.

    Well, dah, stealing everything from another person would – of course – cause poverty, so the psychological and psychiatric industries should stop trying to disingenuously steal from others, with those “guardianship” contracts.

    Since, of course, ignoring “the role poverty plays” in people’s well being is plain stupid. And, literally attempting to impoverish others, with these “conservatorship” / “garenership” contracts is, of course, downright criminal behavior. It’s called thievery.

  • “Some researchers have even pointed to the creation of an ‘Autism Industrial Complex’ whereby the diagnosis is used more as a means to sell interventions rather than a guide to help people … He explains that many diagnostic tests we give are biased against people with ASD, resulting in the perception of deficits where none exist.”

    This is pretty much true about all the psychiatric stigmatizations.

  • Oh, and since you referenced imaginary friends, I do have an interesting story about that. After my family moved from Chicago to NY, when I was five. I did have an imaginary friend for a while. His name was “Maybe Soup.”

    Ironically, as I was suffering through all the anticholinergic toxidrome poisonings, and then healing, via the “super sensitivity manic psychosis”/awakening. One of the families I was closest with – the wife and I co-chaired our school’s art program together, and her husband and I were both active with the Boy Scouts. Guess what their last name was?

    Campbell … maybe soup? God is seemingly a bit of a comedian, since many people in my life are aptly named.

    Could it be possible, as the awakening to my dreams implied – and as the Jung, Laing, Grof, Perry, et al psychologists proposed – that there is a collective unconscious, and we are all connected within?

    Could it be possible that I actually met, and was friends with, my childhood imaginary friend? Who ended up being a real friend, when I needed one the most? I don’t know.

    But I will say, with friends named Campbell, it does make it easy to get those Andy Warhol references interjected into my artwork.

  • “The authors suggest that more psychoeducation be given to adolescents to normalize and destigmatize messages around voice hearing …”

    As one whose misdiagnosing psychologist was obsessed with “voices” … Barb called dreams “voices.” Barb called gut instincts “voices.” Barb called the act of thinking “voices.” Everything was a “voice” to Barb.

    I’m pretty certain such “psychoeducation” would be done to ensure – – not “regardless of whether” – – “a mental health diagnosis has been made.”

    Truly, we need psychology and psychiatry to get away from our children!

    But as one who knows that the psychiatric antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs can create “voices,” via anticholinergic toxidrome. So I do know all about the psychological and psychiatric scam, and obsession with “voices.”

    I will say, American psychologists – at least Barb, and all the subsequent “mental health” workers I’d dealt with – were completely and totally ignorant of the fact that there are good and bad “voices.”

    Barb believed even a dream about being moved by the Holy Spirit, which she called the “Holy Spirit voice,” was bad. And she believed it to be definitive proof of a “life long, incurable, genetic mental illness.” Barb was a Holy Spirit blasphemer, who hypocritically called herself a “holist, Christian talk therapist.”

    The Holy Spirit is a good “voice,” but in my case – most of the time it’s more of a nod of the head, after a prayer – not a “voice.”

    The anticholinergic toxidrome induced “voices” were bad “voices.”

    But the majority of the drug withdrawal induced “super sensitivity manic psychosis” “voices” were benevolent “voices,” too. Most of them wanted to help me heal, and awaken me to the story of my dreams.

    So the American psychologists and psychiatrists really do need to wake up to the reality that there are good and bad “voices.” And not all “voices” are proof of a “life long, incurable, genetic mental illness.” Which is a staggeringly hope destroying, satanic, psychological belief system, that is prevalent in America today.

    Perhaps we should be giving the psychologists and psychiatrists some “psychoeducation,” prior to giving children such?

  • The psychological and psychiatric industries do put all who speak out against their system, or merely document the truth about their systemic crimes, through the wringer, don’t they? And it’s not just their patients, who they’re killing by the millions annually; but the ethical doctors, journalists, and artists who are just trying to document the truth, about what’s going on in our time.

    The psychological lack of ethics, disingenuousness, and downright criminality, I’ve dealt with – as a former patient and “too truthful” artist, merely trying to visually document history – is staggering. But the wringer they’ve put you – as a “too truthful” doctor – and the artists and documentarians who you’ve been working with through, is staggering too. It’s truly shameful the criminal lengths the psychologists and psychiatrists will go through, to “maintain the status quo.”

    But I guess, since psychology and psychiatry – in “partnership” with the religions, media, and governments – have succeeded in creating a multibillion dollar, primarily child abuse covering up, systemic pedophile aiding, abetting and empowering “status quo” / “pedophile empire.” So any crimes – to cover up the sick reality they’ve created – are considered acceptable, by the psychological and psychiatric industries.

    Thanks for sharing your story, Peter.

  • I agree with most of this, largely good recommendations for change. However, an issue – that I eventually learned is another systemic problem with the “mental health” industries – should be mentioned. “The dirty little secret of the two original educated professions,” is how an ethical pastor described the psychological and psychiatric crimes, with which I’d dealt.

    This “dirty little secret” is basically that the psychological and psychiatric industries have “partnered” with many (or all?) of the mainstream religions. And they function as the child abuse and rape covering up arm of the mainstream religions.

    And this is the vast majority of today’s “mental health” industry’s business, given that “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).” But, absolutely, this has been a problem with the psychological industry, at least since Freud, as well.

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo

    Another aspect of this “dirty little secret” is likely also that psychology and psychiatry are, obviously, “partnered” with the mainstream medical doctors. And they function to cover up malpractice for the mainstream doctors.

    These “partnerships” with other professions – which result in systemic “mental health” industry crimes and cover ups – should be brought out into the open. How do we end these “partnerships,” and this “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions?”

    “Stupak and Dobroczyński write that all of these components already exist—they are simply not being utilized by the current system.” I think the problem is they are not being funded by the current system.

    Funding needs to be taken away from psychiatrists who have been doing nothing but drugging people, via “15 minute med checks.” And that funding needs to be redirected to psychiatrists who work to withdrawal people from the psych drugs. I do agree funding is needed for Open Dialogue, Soteria Houses, Hearing Voices groups, and other peer run programs.

    As a legitimately concerned mother, who was attacked and drugged, to cover up the abuse of my child, for a pastor. I personally believe funding – to someone other than mainstream psychologists, psychiatrists, or any other DSM “bible” believers – is needed for child abuse survivors specifically. Since the psychological and psychiatric professions, et al have been betraying child abuse and rape survivors for many decades, if not centuries, and this is all by DSM design.

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

    I also agree “Services [and funding] to support housing, everyday activities, and employment” are needed. And I believe forced treatment – with any drug – should be made illegal.

    As to “Checking for adverse reactions to psychiatric medications.” Until the psychiatric industries can admit to the fact that the ADHD drugs and antidepressants can create the “bipolar” symptoms.

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/

    And until they can admit to the fact that the antipsychotics can create both the positive and negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via anticholinergic toxidrome and neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    “Checking for adverse reactions to psychiatric medications” will be a job, that is beyond the scope of most psychiatrists’ ability.

  • “In the newest TV ads for treating depression, we are told that two-thirds of depressed persons on these drugs continue to have depressive symptoms! The add-on drug these ads suggest to take care of this problem is one of several antipsychotic drugs.” Despite the fact that all doctors – including the psychiatrists – were taught in med school that prescribing multiple anticholinergic drugs (which both the antidepressants and antipsychotics are) is unwise. Since this can result in anticholinergic toxidrome, symptoms of which are “psychosis” and “hallucinations.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

    “However, these add-on drugs also don’t seem to reliably get these depressed patents to a permanent remission. This depression roller coaster” – which I’m pretty certain, is often upgraded to / misdiagnosed as “bipolar” – “does not stop here with these add-on antipsychotic drugs ….”

    In fact, psychiatry is a gigantic, iatrogenic illness creation, scam. And the industry’s goal is for the living hell they are putting their clients through, to continue ad infinitum. If that weren’t their goal, they wouldn’t be lying to their clients and their families, claiming their DSM disorders are “life long, incurable, genetic mental illnesses.”

    And I agree with what you stated, “psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry may be better off financially when drugs fail to treat a health problem, or if they create adverse effects that also must be treated with further drugs, than when drugs effectively treat a health problem and treatment can end!”

    It’s all about the money. Which, I’m guessing, most psychiatrists don’t even know is created out of nothing, by the bankers. And our monetary system is now being imploded, just like the bankers did, in pre-WW2 Germany.

    But I do believe our modern day psychiatric “holocaust” is much larger than the “6 million” killed during the Nazi psychiatric “holocaust.” Given the fact that the head of the NIMH said in 2015 that “8 million” were dying from the “invalid” DSM disorders – and of course from the neurotoxic psychiatric drugs – EVERY year.

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis
    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2015/mortality-and-mental-disorders

    That would amount to approximately 400 million people, murdered by psychiatry, in the past 50 years. And this time the bankers are imploding – not just Germany’s or the US’s monetary system – but all nations’ monetary systems. Nothing like repeating the worst of history over and over again, but making it worse and worse each time. When will the world wake up?

    “If a higher efficacy and safety standard is ever to occur, it will have to be instituted by an entity that only allows payment for health services that meet that higher standard.” The problem with this is that those with all the money, the so called “elite,” seemingly want the rest of us dead, or at least that’s the rumor on the internet.

    But I am grateful for the ethical doctors who are speaking out against all the fraud within the medical field – particularly, but not limited to, the “mental health” field – and big Pharma’s corrupt nature. Thank you for speaking the truth, Les.

  • As one who knows, first hand, how corrupt Chicago’s “mental health” and medical system is. (I had the misfortune of dealing with this now, FBI convicted doctor, and his – yet to be arrested – psychiatric “snowing” partner in crime.)

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndil/pr/oak-brook-doctor-convicted-kickback-scheme-sacred-heart-hospital

    And as one who knows that covering up child abuse is the number one, actual societal function, of both today’s psychological and psychiatric industries. And all this systemic child abuse covering up is by DSM design.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-child-does-not-have-bipolar-disorder/201402/dsm-5-and-child-neglect-and-abuse-1

    It’s so nice to hear a Chicago doctor talking about how everyone can heal, and this includes child abuse survivors.

    Since, as the mother of a child abuse survivor, whose child did heal. My child went from “remedial reading” in first grade, after the abuse; to getting 100% on his state standardized tests in eighth grade; to graduating as the valedictorian of his high school class.

    He also went on to graduate from university Phi Beta Kappa, in addition to winning a psychology department award. And you should have heard his psychology professors gush, about how intelligent and well adjusted my child was, at his university graduation.

    Yada, yada, I could go on. But he’s since gotten his graduate degree, and is now gainfully employed, and seemingly relatively happy. Albeit, he’s not yet found a significant other. However, during Covid, that’s likely difficult for all young adults.

    Nonetheless, given my family’s experience, I can’t stand listening to “mental health” workers, who still claim their “invalid” DSM disorders are “real” “life long, incurable, genetic illnesses.”

    No, the DSM disorders are just stigmatizations / defamation of character, given primarily to child abuse survivors. But according to my and my family’s medical records – also to child abuse survivors’ legitimately concerned mothers – based upon misinformation from the wealthy, and seemingly completely corrupted “religious” pedophiles, and child abuse cover uppers.

    An ethical pastor of a different religion called these systemic – largely paternalistic, to the point of being misogynist – crimes, “the dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.”

    Thank you so much, Miranda and Patricia, for this important interview. And I do so hope and pray that the ethical and intelligent women of our society, help expose – and end – this paternalistic, to the point of being misogynistic, “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.”

  • “Defining Mental Disorders Can Be a ‘Fuzzy’ Affair”

    “while harm is useful for defining mental disorder, some proposed entities may require careful consideration of individual v. societal harm ….”

    Especially given the fact that, as in my case, an individual doctor – whose husband had committed easily recognized malpractice against one of that doctor’s patients (me) – might conclude that that patient now poses a possibility of “harm” (a potential malpractice suit) to that “individual” doctor and/or her husband. So that, paranoid of a non-existent malpractice suit, doctor inappropriately put that patient (me) on psychiatric drugs, while disingenuously calling them “safe … meds.”

    “while dysfunction is useful for conceptualizing mental disorders, the field would benefit from developing more sharply defined indicators of dysfunction.” Indeed.

    I have proof in some of my medical records that a psychiatrist (the psychiatric “snowing” partner in crime, of a now FBI convicted doctor) – who did not know me, nor even bothered to ask me what I did – incorrectly listed me as “unemployed” in my medical records.

    When, in reality, I was a planning commissioner for my village; I co-chaired the art program for my local school, a job which required organizing and educating over 250 volunteer “art teacher” moms, for 24 different art projects every year; I headed up the re-design of another of my children’s schools; I was the Charter Rep of my son’s Boy Scout pack; I was a head room mom many times, as well as doing many other volunteer jobs for my children’s schools and our church, as well.

    I was a very active and competent volunteer and mother of two children. My eldest child eventually graduated from university Phi Beta Kappa, he also got his masters, and is now working in hospital administration for the VA; my other child graduated cum laude, and is starting his doctorate this fall.

    Not to mention, I was also an artist working on my portfolio, in the hopes of future financial gain. When a psychiatrist illegally noses into a person’s finances, instead of actually asking the person what they do, and incorrectly lists the person as “unemployed” – a likely considered “dysfunction.” I have to ask, when did being a stay at home mom, active volunteer, and artist – working for future profits – become dysfunctional?

    Given the high number of artists, whose stories have been told on this website. It is clear to me that the “mental health” industry needs to garner insight into the fact that artists need to build up their portfolios, prior to trying to market and sell their work. And just because this, portfolio building, time in an artist’s life looks – to the psychiatrists – like a person is “unemployed.” The artist is actually “self-employed,” not “unemployed.”

    And I will say, when a psychologist – who knew something about art – saw a show of my work. He handed over a guardianship contract, under the guise of an “art manager” contract, which stated his hope was to steal all profits from my work, my money, my story, and all my work. Because he thought my work was “prophetic,” and that “the world might be ready for a Chicago Chagall.” This attempted thievery was deplorable behavior on the part of that psychologist. But it does, perhaps, imply that psychologist thought that my work may be valuable some day.

    So where’s the “dysfunction”? I’m quite certain the “dysfunction” is with the man, who thought it’d be clever to steal from widows in his church. Especially since the Holy Bible quite clearly states, “Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless.”

    “it would be useful to incorporate evidence of diagnostic validity and clinical utility into the definition of a mental disorder and to further clarify the type and extent of data needed to support such judgments.”

    All of us here on MiA know that there is zero “diagnostic validity” to any of the DSM disorders, even according to the head of the NIMH, and now the WHO.

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl_Ad-Cfm_M

    And we know that the psychiatric drugs can create the symptoms of the DSM disorders.

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=toxidrome&t=osx&ia=web
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    However, this valid medical information, is information that way too many of the psychiatric practitioners deny. But given these realities, there is no “validity” or “clinical utility” – other than that it’s very profitable, for the “mental health” clinicians and big Pharma, to make people sick for profit – in regards to the clinician’s judgements.

    Indeed, “Defining Mental Disorders Can Be a ‘Fuzzy’ Affair.” And, personally, given the fact that the “mental health” workers are killing “8 million” innocent people EVERY year, with their “invalid” disorders and neurotoxic psychiatric drugs. I think it should be considered a criminal “affair” as well.

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

    Who are the people that are actually creating staggering “societal harm?” A hint:

    http://www.webdc.com/pdfs/deathbymedicine.pdf

  • Until forced psychiatric treatment is made illegal, there will be nothing “rights based” about the “mental health” industry. Psychiatry and psychology today are all about trying to take, and taking away people’s rights, lying to people, defaming people with “invalid” disorders, coercing and forcing neurotoxic drugs onto innocent others, and trying to steal from others, with conservator contracts. What is “rights based” about any of this criminal behavior?

  • I agree, well stated, kelly.b. And as one who, for some unknown reason, can tell my experience with psychiatry, in the lyrics of music. Your reminder that “creating a bigger divide,” is unwise … is a very wise comment.

    And it reminds me of a song named “the great divide,” that was popular when I escaped psychiatry. But in trying to find it, I noticed that’s a very popular song title in general.

    https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/mcclainsisters/thegreatdivide.html
    https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/neilyoung/greatdivide.html
    https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/scottstapp/thegreatdivide.html
    https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lightthetorch/thegreatdivide.html

    I could list more, and I’m still not certain any of those are the song that was popular in late 2005 or early 2006.

    But we are all now dealing with seemingly corrupt governments, who use a “divide and conquer” war strategy, to try to divide the populous, to maintain their control. And I agree, we do need to find common ground, since we’re all just people. Including those who believe they’re “the elite.”

    I agree, likely most of the psychiatrists are just fools. Who go off to their big Pharma’s pep rallies, drink the Kool-aid, take their gifts, and do as they’re told by big Pharma. But given that’s all they are, they need to stop calling themselves “professionals,” in an attempt to claim they are above others.

    Especially since good salespeople, in order to actually behave in a “professional” manner. We do extensive research into our products, we try to sell only the best products, but have a diverse selection, to accommodate various people’s pocketbooks. We give our customers various choices, but always with our customers’ best interest at heart.

    None of that is true about psychiatrists in general. And what’s worse is our corrupt governments have unjustly given psychiatrists the right to force their products on people. If you have good products, you don’t need to force them on others. And it should be illegal for any salesperson, of any product – including big Pharma’s products – to force people to pay for a product or service, in a supposedly free market economy.

    “A bigger divide is created when demeaning the other party, e.g. comparing them to Jehovah’s Witnesses , Scientology …” Or defaming others with “invalid” disorders. Or dismissing all those of us, who don’t choose to be so defamed, as “anti-psychiatry.” And this is exactly the kind of un-professional, immature behavior, that almost all psychiatrists’ exhibit.

    “… waking up the world,” hopefully we’re doing it.

  • As one who had the common symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome misdiagnosed as “bipolar,” decades ago. I say many, many thanks to all those “service users,” who are actively helping people, and are working to fill this gap in the psychiatric, psychological, and mainstream doctors’ knowledge base. “Service users” who are actively working to properly educate the doctors. Since the psychiatrists and psychologists have been ungodly disrespectfully ignoring, dismissing, and misdiagnosing, their clients real life concerns.

    I will also say that since I’ve had ‘brain zaps’ for almost twenty years now, a common symptom of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome, that the psychiatrists and psychologists seemingly knew nothing about until 2005.

    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/psychiatric-bulletin/article/brain-shivers-from-chat-room-to-clinic/642FBBAE131EAB792E474F02A4B2CCC0

    At least some of the antidepressant discontinuation syndrome symptoms, may actually be permanent. And I believe it was Dr. David Healy, who has pointed out that this may also be true of the odd and adverse sexual side effects of the antidepressants.

    So we should be reporting, not just that, “it is not uncommon for the withdrawal effects to last for several weeks or months.” But, instead, that the common adverse effects of the antidepressants, and withdrawal from such, may actually be permanent.

    In my case, I’ve learned to control my “brain zaps,” in my waking hours. And I can actually “brain zap” a headache away in a NY second, which is convenient. But I will say, I do also have those occasional nights when I “brain zap” all night long, which is physically exhausting, so I awake exhausted.

    I’m quite certain that us “experts by experience” should have been listened to, and believed, by the ungodly disrespectful, systemic misdiagnosing, psychologists and psychiatrists, decades ago. And all doctors need to wake up to the reality that big Pharma, and their ‘in the pocket of big Pharma’ psychiatrists, have systemically been deluding way too many with their “invalid” DSM, for decades or longer.

    And I must confess, it makes zero sense to me, why any non-medically trained psychologist or social worker, has the right to “diagnose” anyone with anything, that requires forced treatment with drugs.

  • “In ages past, those with voices and visions were seen as touched by the divine. In modern times, no longer. ‘Yes,’ his sister says, ‘because you think it’s negative. You think it’s scary. And it doesn’t always have to be scary.'”

    It is psychiatry, psychology, and big Pharma who have brainwashed the public into believing having “voices” and “visions” is “negative.” But I agree, it’s not always “negative” or “scary.”

    As one who had a dream about being ‘moved by the Holy Spirit,’ mislabeled as a ‘Holy Spirit voice,’ which was supposedly proof of ‘psychosis.’ Resulting in a whole bunch of anticholinergic toxidrome poisonings. I will say anticholinergic toxidrome induced ‘voices’ are horrendous.

    However, I was weaned off the drugs, by a psychiatrist, who eventually concluded that my psychologist had misdiagnosed me. Which was true. I had been misdiagnosed, even according to the DSM-IV-TR. I had had the common symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome misdiagnosed as ‘bipolar.’

    But being weaned from the drugs resulted in a drug withdrawal induced ‘super sensitivity manic psychosis,’ or what I would describe as an awakening to my dreams, and an equating of my subconscious and conscious selves. The awakening was a staggeringly serendipitous experience, quite amazing really, it was as if I had perfect timing with almost all others on the planet.

    Eventually I awoke to the concept that we are ‘one in the Spirit, one in the Lord,’ and I was supposedly judged by God to be ‘of the bride.’ I did have some ‘voices’ during this experience, but the majority were benevolent, not malevolent. They wanted to help me heal.

    And basically all I needed to do to control those ‘voices’ was to politely explain to them that I couldn’t function with lots of ‘voices’ in my waking hours. They understood this. But I said, if all who are ‘one in the Spirit’ agreed that I needed to be forewarned of something, they could collectively speak to me. However, if all could not agree, I needed peace of mind in my waking hours. This worked.

    None of this was ‘scary’ for me. And in as much as I may now actually have an occasional ‘Holy Spirit voice.’ It is a benevolent ‘voice.’ It is one that ‘moved me’ and assisted me in finding the medical proof that the antipsychotics can create ‘psychosis,’ via anticholinergic toxidrome. One that also awoke me in the middle of the night, and directed me to research into what ‘schizophrenia’ was. And also find the medical evidence that the neuroleptics could also create the negative symptoms of ‘schizophrenia,’ via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    This is information that should be considered very relevant to the psychiatric field. Although it is truthful information, to which the psychiatric industry does not want to admit.

    During this entire experience, since anticholinergic toxidrome makes one ‘hyperactive’ not ‘inactive.’ I functioned as one of the ‘super mom’ volunteers in my neighborhood, and painted my experience of psychiatry’s iatrogenic ‘bipolar epidemic.’

    My work has been called ‘insightful,’ ‘work of smart woman,’ and ‘prophetic.’ I’ve been called a ‘Chicago Chagall.’ But my work – both my art work and medical research – is ‘too truthful’ for the psychologists of my childhood religion, who want to ‘maintain the status quo.’ I had one psychologist, who blasphemed the Holy Spirit, misdiagnosed me, and had me poisoned. And another psychologist who attempted to steal all my money, work, and he wanted to rewrite my story. I said no to him, too many times to count.

    I’m not certain when or why the psychologists of my childhood religion stopped believing in the Holy Spirit. But truly I believe that as a society, we should return to an understanding that some people with “voices and visions” are actually “touched by the divine.” And us Holy Spirit moved people are deserving of a lot more respect – than defamation with “invalid” disorders, and repeated attempts to kill and/or steal from us – because we believe in the Triune God.

    I agree, “You gotta have connections,” and it was my friends – not “mental health professionals” – who helped me survive. But I was forced to move out of the state in which many of my friends live. Due to a criminal psychiatrist who, for years, illegally listed me as her “out patient” with insurance companies, when I was NOT.

    And I had to leave my childhood religion, because the pastors, who claim to believe in the Triune God, but actually trust in psychologists, instead of God. Perhaps since they don’t have funding to support their local visual artists, so they think they should have the psychologists attempt to steal from us, instead of working to get funding for the visual arts? While they hypocritically claim to support the “arts,” but their church walls are bare. Nonetheless, the crimes of the pastors, psychologists and psychiatrists – who I’ve had the misfortune of dealing – make maintaining connections difficult.

    Thank you for sharing Greg’s story, Amy. Thank you, Greg, for allowing your success story to be told. I believe dispelling the psychologic and psychiatric industries’ lie – that all who have “voices and visions” are “scary” and “dangerous” people – will go a lot further in “de-stigmatizing” unusual human experiences, than any of today’s “mental health” industries’ de-stigmatization campaigns.

    Not all “voices and visions” are bad. Being ‘moved by the Holy Spirit,’ and even having an occasional ‘Holy Spirit moved’ “voice” – but usually it takes the form of a nod of my head yes or no, after a prayer – is good. And “visions,” even if such seems bizarre initially, can sometimes turn into really cool paintings. “What’s wrong with that, I need to know, ‘cuz here we go again….”

    Enough, psychologists! My story is supposed to be a lyrical libretto love story, and a “hero’s journey” story, about how I found medical proof of the iatrogenic etiology of the “sacred symbol of psychiatry.” Not that the antipsychotics are the etiology of everyone’s “voices.” Since lots of non-genetic issues – like sleep deprivation, likely trauma, stress, street drugs, other psych drugs, etc. – can also cause “voices.”

  • “Whitely’s insightful account of Claire Murray’s case, raises serious concerns about whether the Australian ‘mental health’ industry is psychiatrically medicalizing the sane distress responses of trauma and abuse victims.”

    That’s exactly what the DSM “bible” thumping psychiatric and psychological industries are doing in the US. For goodness sake, “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/

    And psychologists are just as guilty as psychiatrists.

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

    And all this child abuse covering up is by DSM design. Since in order to bill to help a child abuse survivor, the “mental health” workers first need to misdiagnose child abuse survivors, with one of the billable DSM disorders.

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

    And, of course, systemically covering up child abuse does also function to aid, abet, and empower the pedophiles, so America is now a “pedophile empire.”

    https://www.amazon.com/Pedophilia-Empire-Chapter-Introduction-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0773QHGPT

    I’m not certain whether this was actually the goal of the psychiatric and psychological. But since they’ve apparently been systemic child abuse and rape cover uppers, since Freud’s day, perhaps it was?

    But most definitely, those who worship from the DSM “bible” are members of a systemic child abuse covering up religion.

    And what’s sad is my, formerly Christian, childhood religion has “partnered with” this child abuse covering religion. I’ve had to recommend Robert Whitaker’s “Anatomy” to the parents of a Catholic child abuse survivor, so this is problem for that religion, too. And an ethical pastor of a different Christian religion confessed this societal problem to be “the dirty little secret of the two original educated professions,” implying it might be a problem for most – or all – the religions.

    And I do know they’re now teaching the DSM “bible” in the seminary schools near me. I had previously thought seminary schools were where one goes to learn about the Holy Bible. Which clearly states, “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

    The Holy Bible also states, “No man can serve two masters…” I’m pretty certain that is true about bibles, as well. No man can serve two conflicting bibles.

    Thank you for the book review, Magdalene.

  • I did not know “The brain is much more able to processes traumatic emotions when it is in an REM state.” I did know that, if I felt a cold or something like that coming on, getting a good nights sleep was always the best way to stave off a cold.

    And I’m guessing the reason people sleep so long when given the antipsychotics, is that it’s the body’s best mechanism for attempting to heal from the horrendous assault those drugs have on the brain.

    This is the second MiA blog that I’ve read claiming EMDR is a promising treatment, sounds interesting. And definitely, since most people who land in the hands of the “mental health” workers, are those dealing with some kind of trauma, good trauma treatments are most definitely needed.

  • “I was also told that many of the psychiatrists had not understood my explanations about depression pills causing suicide. This illustrates the widespread cognitive dissonance among psychiatrists. When I present the same slides for a lay audience, they always understand them. The psychiatrists DON’T WANT to understand what I tell them, as it is too painful for them.”

    So true, and for good reason. Given the fact they are murdering “8 million” innocent people EVERY year, based upon their “invalid” DSM disorders, and with their neurotoxins.

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis
    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2015/mortality-and-mental-disorders

    And I have yet to research into this, but we may be living through the most deadly psychiatric holocaust ever, given how many decades the psychiatrists have been doing this. But they, no doubt, are the “omnipotent moral busy bodies,” about whom C. S. Lewis forewarned us.

    https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/19967-of-all-tyrannies-a-tyranny-sincerely-exercised-for-the-good

    Especially given my medical research findings that the “schizophrenia ‘wonder drugs.'” That all those misdiagnosed “bipolar” and “depression” patients are being put on, not to mention the “schizophrenic” diagnosed, the antipsychotics / neuroleptics. Which can create both the positive and negative symptoms of “schizophrenia.” The positive effects can be created, via anticholinergic toxidrome. The negative effects of “schizophrenia,” can be created via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    Yet neither of these medically known syndrome/toxidrome are ever mentioned in ANY of the psychiatric DSMs.

    “Eriksson declared that he considered Whitaker to be a ‘charlatan who tortures patients.'”

    As a former psychiatric patient, I’d say Whitaker largely tries to give patients a voice, but does not “torture” us. Albeit sometimes seemingly delays or silences our voices, when the crimes committed against us are by the psychologists – who aren’t on his website.

    I would imagine because he doesn’t think it’s fair to publish the damning ‘she said’ stuff, without giving a fair voice to the ‘he’s,’ who are now handing out conservatorship contracts, to cover up their fellow psychologists’ systemic malpractice, under unjust and disingenuous guises. Thankfully, I’m a “she” who knew enough about the importance of reading a contract, to NOT sign such a criminal ‘conservatorship contract.’

    But my point is, for the most part, I think Whitaker tries to justly give a fair voice to all involved. Albeit with a slant to the psychologists, but that’s only to be expected, since he is married to a psychologist, from my understanding.

    “I informed Whitaker about this who replied that he always said that the inaction by the medical profession regarding the prescribing of psychiatric drugs to children and adolescents is a form of child abuse and neglect, and institutional betrayal.”

    I couldn’t agree more with Whitaker, prescribing the psych drugs to children is “child abuse” and “institutional betrayal.” But I will say, prescribing the psychiatric neurotoxins to anyone is “abuse” and “institutional betrayal,” by doctors, of anyone, and of any age.

    Peter, you’ve recently been dealing with the type of staggering psychiatric cover ups and betrayal … as a well respected doctor. That I’d dealt with decades ago as a US citizen, by our current, truly criminal psychiatric industry … as a merely Spirit led, anti-child abuse, active volunteer, now “one in a million” psychopharmacological researcher, artist and mother.

    Thanks for fighting the good fight, Peter, and please do not quit. I truly believe God will judge all fairly. And us decent people, who stand against the psychiatric industries’ systemic child abuse, and the systemic child abuse covering up and profiteering crimes of all the “mental health” industries, which are all by DSM design, will be judged fairly by God.

    And these systemic child abusing, and child abuse covering up psychiatric systems, have been raping our nations for their malpractice insurance, but not been utilizing their insurance for what it is intended, for way too long. This is a form of thievery, and I’m quite certain God knows that. And it’s bizarre to finally realize, the psychologists and psychiatrists actually believe they are gods, instead of understanding that they, too, need to be, and will all be judged fairly by God.

    Let’s hope and pray, all people will be judged fairly by God.

  • “We could learn, if we only dare to look, that joy can spring from the capacity to embrace the entire range of our internal sentiments, anger and sorrow among them.

    “Most of all, we could learn from experience that we cannot create [a] world in which happiness can live without working towards a world in which justice prevails.”

    I agree. And that comes from a mother who, upon being handed over medical evidence of a mother’s (almost) worst nightmare, understood that, at least now I knew the truth. And the truth can set you free.

    And I agree, until we have justice for child abuse survivors – and the “mental health” system get out of the pedophile aiding, abetting, and empowering – systemic child abuse covering up business. There will exist anger and sorrow.

    Although, at least knowing the truth does allow one to run from the bad actors of the “mental health” and religious industries, who’ve “partnered” to cover up child abuse, for profit.

    Thank you for pointing out the stupidity of “Never Look on the Dark Side.” Since there are good and bad people and ideologies within all groups. And now that we all live a “pedophile empire.”

    https://www.amazon.com/Pedophilia-Empire-Chapter-Introduction-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0773QHGPT

    We do actually need to look at this “dark side,” so we may work to fix our societies’ real life problems.

  • “… the necessary etiological understanding of the various forms of serious mental disorder simply did not exist.” Actually, I beg to differ. Robert Whitaker’s “Anatomy of an Epidemic,” which credibly pointed out that the ADHD drugs and antidepressants can create the “bipolar” symptoms, was published in 2010.

    This means that the etiology of a lot of “bipolar,” is related to the “mental health” clinicians’ inability to read, and abide by, this disclaimer in their DSM-IV-TR:

    “Note: Manic-like episodes that are clearly caused by somatic antidepressant treatment (e.g., medication, electroconvulsive therapy, light therapy) should not count toward a diagnosis of Bipolar I Disorder.”

    And instead of adding the ADHD drugs to that disclaimer, as should have been done. That disclaimer was completely removed from the DSM5.

    But what this means is that the etiology of likely much of the so called “bipolar epidemic” is the misdiagnosis of the common adverse effects of the ADHD drugs and antidepressants. Which means much, or all, of the “bipolar” has an iatrogenic etiology, not a “genetic” one.

    And I know I’d found the medical proof that the antipsychotics could create “psychosis,” via anticholinergic toxidrome, by 2009. But this is also true of the antidepressants.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

    I will admit, I don’t think I’d researched into what “schizophrenia” was well enough to look for and find, the medical evidence that the antipsychotics could also create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” until 2015. But once I looked, it didn’t take me long to find the medical proof that the antipsychotics could also create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    This means that the etiology of much of the “schizophrenia” is the “schizophrenia treatments.” So, not only does “bipolar” likely have a primarily iatrogenic – not “genetic” – etiology, but so does “schizophrenia.”

    This means that “… the necessary etiological understanding of the various forms of serious mental disorder [DO] exist.” It’s just that the psychiatric and psychological industries don’t want to admit to the truth.

  • I was handed one of these contracts, under the guise of an “art manager” contract, after a show of my “insightful,” “work of smart female,” but “too truthful” for some, artwork. By a psychologist who said he wanted to give me an “artist of the year” award. I read the contract, it was truly appalling. The sicko psychologist who gave it to me wanted me to hire him to steal all profits from my work, and actually at times like Christmas, a sale of my work would leave me owing him money. He wanted to control my life story, rather than allowing me to write my own life’s story. He wanted to take control of my lawyers and accountants. He wanted to steal all my money and work. Truly, the contract was appalling.

    And was he ever obnoxious. He started out by telling me how wonderful it would be if he took control of my finances, since I could then concentrate more on my work. I said if I gave you control of my finances, you’d just steal my money. He humpfed and grumpfed and said something about the bankers. I took this to mean that since the banksters got away with stealing “trillions worth of houses” from innocent America families, that means it’s fine for him to steal from widows in his church. He said, just sign the contract.

    I said no, I can’t afford to hire a business manager. He asked me to sign the contract again anyway.

    Again I said no, and explained to him that I did not trust Lutheran psychologists, because a Lutheran psychologist had misdiagnosed me and destroyed my marriage, so she could cover up the abuse of my child, for her pastor. He said he was not a clinical psychologist, so I should sign the contract. I said I don’t care what kind of psychologist you are. And again, I said no.

    He then tried to tell me that I just needed to forgive those people. So I explained that I was drugged up because a non- “holist Christian talk therapist” fraudulently claimed a dream about being moved by the Holy Spirit was a “Holy Spirit voice,” according to her medical records. And I consider that blaspheming the Holy Spirit, which is the only unforgivable sin in the entire Holy Bible. Thus, forgiveness of those people is God’s decision, not mine.

    I then explained to him that I had a business degree, in addition to the art degree, and have both owned and managed many businesses in my life, so I didn’t need a business manager. He asked me again to sign the contract, again I said no.

    I went on to explain to him that one of the first things that one is taught in business school is to never, never, ever, ever, ever enter into a business contract with a person who wants to take a percentage of gross. He lied, and claimed there was no other way (like, for example, a contract where a manager takes a percentage of net profit?), and he asked me sign his thievery contact again. Again, I said no.

    He then asked me what my goal was with my work. I told him I hoped to some day get my work into the art history books. He kind of grumbled out of concern because he was afraid that “the world might be ready for a Chicago Chagall.” He then asked me again to sign the contract. I again said no.

    I further went on to tell him that I didn’t believe in the DSM, and that a DSM “bible” thumping social worker had even tried to get her grubby little hands on my child. Because he’d largely healed from the child abuse, and gone from remedial reading, after the child abuse, to getting 100% on his state standardized tests in eighth grade. He made some sort of sick comment about how trying to drug the smartest children was acceptable. And again he asked me to sign the contract. Again I said no.

    I then emailed this psychologist’s horrendous contract to my brothers, since I’d concluded by this time, that this psychologist was just an outright misogynist. My brothers absolutely agreed with me that we did not want this insane psychologist involved with our family’s money. And I told the psychologist that no one in my family wanted him involved with our family’s money. He said I should sign the contract anyway. Again I said no.

    Finally, he tells me that he won’t give me the “artist of the year” award, unless I sign the contract. So I said, fine let’s just forget about it. This prompted him to say, “Good, then you’ll sign the contract!” I was just plain pissed at this idiot at this point, and asked him “What is wrong with you!” And went on to tell him that I’d never heard of a dumber idea than to put a child abuse covering up psychologist in charge of my anti-child abuse, anti-psychiatry artwork.

    Then I finally pointed out to him that the primary actual societal function of both the psychological and psychiatric professions is covering up child abuse. And that the psychologists’ and psychiatrists’ “partnership” with my childhood religion had turned the head bishops of that religion into systemic child abuse cover uppers, too. And all these people need to get out of the child abuse covering up business.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://books.google.com/books?id=xI01AlxH1uAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    He then kind of started pleading with me about wanting to “maintain the status quo.”

    At this point, both my mother and I felt it was no longer safe for us to attend my childhood church any longer, so we stopped attending that church. I went to the police, explained the whole scam, and asked if such thievery contracts were even legal to hand out. I think the policeman got a kick out of the fact that one of these horrendous people, who hand out these evil contracts, got caught. He said he’d file a police report, and I’m guessing he called the psychologist and told him to just leave me alone.

    But truly it’s shameful these contracts are even legal. I’ve heard lots of stories from people whose elderly parent got caught up in one of these contracts, had all their money stolen, then the psychiatrist involved ends up killing the elderly parent with the psych drugs.

  • I have to say, kindredspirit, I found screening for smoking, which in my case, resulted in the prescription of an antidepressant, disingenuously called a “safe smoking cessation med.” A drug which did not help me quit smoking, so was inappropriately, abruptly discontinued by my PCP. Resulting in the common symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome being misdiagnosed as a whole bunch of things, but ultimately misdiagnosed as “bipolar.” Which, of course, leads to a whole bunch of extremely harmful anticholinergic toxidrome poisonings. So I found screening for smoking to be quite harmful.

  • Your ending advise made me smile, thank you. I’m personally so sorry for the harm psychiatrists did to you, and am very grateful more people are accepting of the LGBT community today, in part because I have a couple children in that community. Your theory of what made you “psychotic” may be true, I don’t personally know.

    But I do know that Thorazine and Stelazine could also have made you “psychotic,” both while you were on them, and/or after you were weaned from them. Since the antipsychotics can create “psychosis,” via anticholinergic toxidrome. And withdrawal from them can result in what’s known as a drug withdrawal induced super sensitivity manic psychosis.

    I’m so glad you escaped psychiatry and have enjoyed a long term happy relationship, and it sounds like a very productive and happy life. That’s my prayer for my children, too, and so far their both doing well. Kudos, thanks for sharing your story, Robert, and God bless.

  • I agree, thanks for the “too truthful” artwork, Richard. Us, “too truthful” artists, do seem to need to lead the world into a better place, while in my case, “too truthfully” recording history.

    But in my case, when I do show my visual artwork, it gets the Lutheran psychologists wanting to steal from me, which is unpleasant for me.

    God forbid, be the mother of a child abuse survivor, or one who stands against the psychological and psychiatric industry’s systemic child abuse covering up crimes, in today’s Lutheran religion.

    It’s truly sad that many of today’s Lutheran pastors and bishops have totally bought into the DSM “bible” religion, instead of believing in the Holy Bible. While they’re hypocritically still claiming to preach from the Holy Bible, and claiming to be supporters of the “arts” – with tons of empty walls in their churches – and when their employees are freely admitting they’ve “partnered” with the DSM “bible” worshippers. And they even pointed this out, by having me go to a local seminary, where the DSM “bible” religion is being taught.

    But I do still have hope us “too truthful” artists will be able to lead the world into a better place, and properly and truthfully document history, with our “too truthful” artwork. Great song, Richard. Thank you.

  • Thank you, Peter, you are getting quite good at pointing out the mockery, that are today’s psychiatric criminals. And, most definitely, we need ethical doctors like you speaking out.

    Just a few points I’d like to make, in agreement with your harsh criticism of today’s psychiatric industries’ lies and mass murders.

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

    I’m glad you used the term “snowed … by psychiatric drugs.” Since a now FBI convicted doctor – that I’d had the misfortune of being medically unnecessarily shipped to – did have me, and God knows how many other patients, “snowed.” He was having his psychiatric partners-in-crime “snow” people, in the hopes they couldn’t breath, so he could do unneeded tracheotomies on people, for profit. Here’s his conviction announcement, unfortunately he was only arrested for fraud, instead of his systemic harm of many of his patients.

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndil/pr/oak-brook-doctor-convicted-kickback-scheme-sacred-heart-hospital

    Personally, as a “compliant patient,” I had the misfortune of dealing with four psychiatrists. And only two didn’t put me on multiple neuroleptics, at above recommended doses.

    Why did these psychiatrists do this to me? To cover up a “bad fix” on a broken bone, for some incompetent doctors. And to cover up medical evidence of the sexual assault of my four year old child, according to my and my families’ medical records.

    Psychological and psychiatric systemic covering up of child abuse, in my case was done for a pastor. But covering up child abuse does seem to be the number one actual societal function of all the “mental health professions.” And it’s all by DSM design.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-child-does-not-have-bipolar-disorder/201402/dsm-5-and-child-neglect-and-abuse-1

    And those systemic child abuse covering up “mental health professionals” have turned the leaders of my former religion into systemic child abuse cover uppers, too.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=xI01AlxH1uAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    And all this systemic child abuse covering up does, indeed, also function to aid, abet, and empower the pedophiles and child sex traffickers. Leaving us all now living in a “pedophile empire.”

    https://www.amazon.com/Pedophilia-Empire-Chapter-Introduction-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0773QHGPT

    So when I thank you for harshly criticizing today’s psychiatric industry. I know from first hand horrendous experiences, and have the documented medical proof, that they are indeed criminals; most definitely working in a very sick system. You are absolutely right to harshly condemn their crimes.

    And quite honestly, I think we – as a society – really need to have a discussion as to whether we actually should have a, primarily child abuse covering up, scientific fraud based, group of “mental health” industries, at all? As one, who was grateful for finding Whitaker’s book, “Anatomy,” which explained the etiology of how I’d been made sick.

    Plus I found the medical proof that the antipsychotics / neuroleptics can create the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via anticholinergic toxidrome; as well as the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    So I can say with absolute certainty, psychiatry’s two most “serious mental illnesses,” are iatrogenic illnesses, created with the psychiatric drugs – NOT “genetic” illnesses, as psychiatry fraudulently claims.

    But I don’t think any country, and most definitely the entire world, does not need a bunch of scientific fraud based, primarily child abuse covering up, “mental health” industries. Albeit, I do understand it’s a tough battle, since the “mental health” industries are a multibillion dollar group of industries today.

    And it breaks my heart that even my childhood religion is “in partnership” with them. For God’s sake, they’re teaching the DSM “bible” in the seminary schools in my area. It’s downright shameful the mainstream Christian religions have fully “partnered” with the DSM “bible” believers.

    But I don’t believe having any, scientific fraud based, primarily child abuse covering up, DSM “bible” believing industries, are in the best interest of any society, or any country, at all. Since covering up child abuse is illegal, so we shouldn’t have multibillion dollar industries, systemically, committing these crimes.

  • And, instead, it’s us truth tellers, and “one in a million” psychopharmacological researchers – according to the head of family medicine, at one of the US’s most well respected hospitals – speaking out against big Pharma and its ignorant psychiatric and psychological misinformed minion liars, who have choosen to speak under aliases.

    But those of us who do speak out against the systemic big Pharma industry crimes, have good reason to use aliases. Since when we do show our work, which “too truthfully” exposes these systemic industrial crimes. We are attacked, by the misinformed minion and liars of the ignorant, psychological and religious industries.

  • The “mental health” “system thus fails because it colludes with social structures that themselves generate harmful ways of being in the world.”

    No doubt, they wanted to murder a person that was distressed by 9/11/2001, and stands against the never ending wars that, that distressing event has created. Oh, because distress caused by a distressing event, is distress caused by a “chemical imbalance” in one person’s brain? WTF! They don’t seem to know much of anything about the banking and monetary systems, which most definitely need reform. Their primary actual societal function is covering up child abuse and rape, for the mainstream paternalistic religions, which most definitely need reform. Not to mention, they cover up easily recognized medical mistakes, for a big Pharma misinformed – and all too often, incompetent, and honestly downright murderous – medical industry. Oh, and they want to steal everything from us artists who speak the truth, through our history recording artwork, and based upon our many years of research into all these corrupt industries.

    “we are no longer a small and symbolically inconsequential minority – we are a growing and ever more powerful majority, with organisations like the World Health Organisation and the UN gradually aligning with this potent call for change.”

    I hope you’re right, because I have zero doubt major reform, if not the complete abolition of psychiatry, and all DSM “bible” believing “mental health” industries, is needed. I mean, how many times does Western civilization allow an industry to commit massive holocausts, without eventually saying enough is enough. Our modern psychiatric industries’ current “holocaust” is killing “8 million” EVERY year.

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

  • As one of the millions of people who’ve already had the common adverse and withdrawal symptoms of an antidepressant misdiagnosed as “bipolar.” I will point out that the psychiatrists supposedly USED to know such iatrogenic illness creation was morally repugnant behavior. From their DSM-IV-TR “bipolar” definition:

    “Note: Manic-like episodes that are clearly caused by somatic antidepressant treatment (e.g., medication, electroconvulsive therapy, light therapy) should not count toward a diagnosis of Bipolar I Disorder.”

    But apparently they believe the mere fact of taking that disclaimer out of their “bipolar” definition, now makes it okay to create “bipolar” in millions more people? Truly, the lack of ethics of the “mental health” workers and big Pharma are out of control.

    Thanks for speaking the truth, Peter.

  • I have written proof, in my medical records, that a psychologist and psychiatrists believed a dream was “psychosis.” This means, since we all dream, all humans are “psychotic,” according to the psychologists and psychiatrists. So I’m quite certain a less all encompassing definition of the word “psychosis” is needed.

    And until psychologists and psychiatrists garner insight into the fact that their ADHD drugs and antidepressants can create their “bipolar” symptoms. And that their antidepressants and antipsychotics can create “psychosis,” via anticholinergic toxidrome. Not to mention, the antipsychotics can also create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    I’m quite certain, that until these realities are acknowledged by the so called “mental health professionals,” that we will not be seeing better “mental health” outcomes.

  • I’d appreciate my MiA comment being edited, since my comment to “Asylum Magazine” was too late. Here is my edited version.

    “some of my functioning has returned, although my brain chemicals are reacting and there are moments I doubt my own sanity. I am now taking olanzapine and putting on weight. My ability to write has returned and this report represents the first time since the CTO to record my experiences.”

    Been there, done that, to some extent. I hope and pray you are able to be weaned from the Zyprexa. Since it’s most definitely a nasty, and very harmful, neuroleptic drug.

    Personally, I painted myself as a ‘scape goat’ and ‘Elsie the red cow,’ as opposed to an ass. But, please do have hope, that one can slowly be weaned from the neurotoxic psychiatric drugs, and heal. I pray you will some day be able “to live a drug free life.”

    But I will agree, withdrawal from the psychiatric neurotoxins likely takes years, and should NOT be done cold turkey, or quickly. Psychiatrists who think that’s a good idea, are just plain stupid.

    But, then again, they all claim ignorance of the fact that their antipsychotics can create “psychosis” and “hallucinations” – the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia” – via anticholinergic toxidrome. And they also deny their neuroleptics can create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit disorder.

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=toxidrome&t=osx&ia=web
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

  • “some of my functioning has returned, although my brain chemicals are reacting and there are moments I doubt my own sanity. I am now taking olanzapine and putting on weight. My ability to write has returned and this report represents the first time since the CTO to record my experiences.”

    Been there, done that. I hope and pray you are able to be weaned from the Zyprexa. Since it’s most definitely a nasty, and very harmful, neuroleptic drug.

    Personally, I painted myself as a ‘scape goat’ and ‘Elsie the red cow,’ as opposed to an ass. But, please do have hope, that one can slowly be weaned from the neurotoxic psychiatric drugs. I pray you will some day be able “to live a drug free life.”

    But I will agree, withdrawal from the psychiatric neurotoxins likely takes years, and should not be done cold turkey, or quickly. Psychiatrists who think that’s a good idea, are just plain stupid.

  • Yes, I survived 14 distinctly different psychiatric attempted murders, all via various anticholinergic toxidrome poisonings, according to my medical records and research. So, I too, say thank you to Jesus, for dying for my sins.

    I too, have a love cat. Not to mention my former dog – whose been being cared for by my brother for the past 9 years – has recently moved close to me again. That dog is now almost 19 years old! A “gaga,” as my young children used to call their dog, doesn’t live that long, without a lot of loving. And he’s still doing relatively well. He loves our regular walks in the woods, and is still so cute, as his little ears flap up and down, while he walks.

    Definitely, pets provide infinitely more joy – which is an effective form of “grief support” – than those attempting murdering, greed only inspired, thieving and attempted thieving psychological and psychiatric industries.

    No need for further funding of research into the blatantly obvious, psychologists and psychiatrists. And if you’d stop poisoning us, and attempting to steal from us – under your “omnipotent moral busy body,” ‘delusions of grandeur’ that you’re ‘helping us,’ while in reality only trying to enrich yourselves and your industries – you’d be much more ‘helpful.’ As opposed to what your industries are today, which is downright harmful.

  • Yes, rebel, I’ve noticed on MiA, that there is a need to attempt to educate the “mental health professionals” with a ton of information, that is blatantly obvious. Or, in other words, known to the rest of the population, as common sense.

    I even had a non-personally chosen, lunatic psychiatrist, who had ‘delusions of grandeur’ that she’d given me a “test,” that “proved you have millions of voices.” My response to her, since I didn’t have “millions of voices,” was “Wow, you’d think I know.” The other doctors literally had to hold that psychiatrist back, to prevent her from physically attacking me.

    It’s sad too many of the psychiatrists seemingly have “delusions of grandeur,” that common sense is the same thing as “millions of voices.” And they’re all so deluded by their own DSM “bible,” and their unjustly being given the right to play judge, jury, and executioner to all humans, to repent and pay for their crimes.

    How does any decent government ever rationalize giving this undeserved power to any one profession? None should.

    Life is about love, pets are about love. Psychiatry and psychology are about making money, not about love. So, of course, pets are more effective for grief support, than psychology and psychiatry, who only care about making money for themselves.

  • Many thanks for your honest portrayal of the systemic crimes of psychiatry, Peter. I couldn’t agree more that forced psychiatric treatment needs to be outlawed, worldwide. But I will say, I can’t necessarily agree with this statement:

    “You might need psychotherapy to help you get to the root of what it is or was that trapped you on psychiatric drugs.”

    Since many psychologists worship/bill from the psychiatric DSM “bible,” and tend to work in partnership with psychiatrists. At least in my case, it was a psychologist who misdiagnosed the common symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome as “bipolar,” then forced me to be anticholinergic toxidrome poisoned by a psychiatrist. And I even had the misfortune of having to deal with another criminal psychologist, who wanted to steal everything from me, because my work “too truthfully” depicts the truth about psychiatry’s iatrogenic bipolar epidemic.

  • “’Questions about traumatic experiences are deeply personal. And while perhaps well-intentioned, asking patients to disclose potentially painful and distressing experiences with no follow-up can cause more harm,’ she writes. ‘A key tenet of public health and medical ethics is that screening without readily available and accessible evidence-based interventions, let alone a compassionate conversation, is unethical.’”

    I couldn’t agree more. But this problem is a systemic problem, based on a flaw in the DSM itself.

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

    Since no DSM biller/doctor/”mental health professional” may ever bill any insurance company for ever helping any child abuse or rape survivor, unless they first misdiagnose them with one of the “invalid” DSM disorders.

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

    And this particular flaw in the DSM has resulted in the “mental health” industries, systemically, turning themselves into primarily child abuse covering up – pedophile aiding, abetting, and empowering – industries. And this problem with the psychological and psychiatric industries, et al has been a problem for a long time.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/

    And this “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions,” “partnership” – between the medical/”mental health”/social worker industries and the religions – has turned the bishops and pastors of my childhood religion into systemic child abuse cover uppers, too.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=xI01AlxH1uAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    And, most definitely, this problem is not just destroying individuals, it’s destroying our entire country, and the world.

    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

    I do understand this multibillion dollar, systemic child abuse and rape covering up, medical/religious “partnership” is a hard business for the doctors, “mental health” workers, pastors, and bishops – many of whom are systemically profiteering off of covering up child abuse and rape on a massive societal scale – to end. But, truly, we do need an end to “the dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.”

  • I’m listening to the podcast, as I write. And I’m glad at least one in the Peterson family is speaking out against big Pharma’s “cures.” Thank you, Mikhailia.

    As to diet, which rebel discussed. I’m guessing the fact that I did stick to a low carb diet, and I refused to stop my regular moderate exercise routine, as was recommended by my insane “mental health” workers, was wise.

    These common sense based behaviors did likely assist me in surviving my psychologist’s and psychiatrists’ extremely bad advise, and their neurotoxic drugs.

  • Thank you for sharing this interesting alternative to mainstream psychiatry’s and psychology’s – primarily child abuse covering up – stigmatize and neurotoxic poisoning crimes, Kerry. Truly, trauma informed care is most definitely needed, given the fact that over 80% of the “mental health” workers’ clients, are child abuse survivors today.

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo

    And I totally agree, “congratulations to anyone who is willing to take the risks to talk about the hard stuff.” But, based upon my experience, that’s 100% the opposite of what my “mental health” workers did. The abuse of my child was initially covered up, based upon lies from a Lutheran pastor, by a misdiagnosing Lutheran psychologist, according to her medical records, and her DSM-IV-TR. And once the medical evidence of the abuse of my four year old child was finally handed over, a lunatic psychiatrist told me the best way to help a healing child, who’d been abused four years prior, was to neurotoxic poison him. WTF!

    Definitely, good alternatives to today’s, systemic child abuse covering up, and child abusing, “mental health” industries are needed, and EMDR sounds like an interesting alternative. However, it’s just probably best done by someone – other than those who’ve already betrayed child abuse survivors, by DSM design, on a massive societal scale – like too many of the psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other DSM “bible” thumpers, have done.

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

  • “Psychiatrization is highly complex, diverse, and global. It involves various protagonists, and its effects are potentially harmful to individuals, to societies, and to public healthcare.”

    I totally agree, “Interdisciplinary Research [is/was, long ago] Needed on the Risks of Psychiatrization.”

    Especially since the psychiatrists and psychologists believe force drugging people with drug classes – like the antidepressants and antipsychotics, which can create anticholinergic toxidrome, which mimics the symptoms of their made up, but “invalid,” DSM disorders – is NOT “appropriate medical care.”

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    Our, seemingly pedophile controlled, governments and religions were dumber than dirt, to “partner with,” and give unchecked power to the systemic child abuse covering up, psychiatric and psychological professions.

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.amazon.com/Pedophilia-Empire-Chapter-Introduction-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0773QHGPT
    https://books.google.com/books?id=xI01AlxH1uAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    Or perhaps, our governments, banking, legal, and religious industries could be described as pure evil, for putting unchecked power in the hands of millions of scientific fraud based “mental health professionals.” Who, since most are medically untrained – thus are ignorant about the common adverse and withdrawal symptoms of the psych drugs – function as the “omnipotent moral busy bodies,” about whom C. S. Lewis forewarned us.

    https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/526469-of-all-tyrannies-a-tyranny-sincerely-exercised-for-the-good

    Indeed, I agree with rebel, that those of us here are the “canaries in the coal mine,” warning others about the systemic crimes of the “powers that should not be.”

  • Thank you, Gail, for doing research into the validity of groups like the Hearing Voices groups. I have no doubt such mutually respectful groups will benefit “voice hearers” infinitely more than any so called “mental health professional,” who is obsessed with drugging people who don’t even hear “voices” – onto the anticholinergic drugs, like the antidepressants and/or antipsychotics, which can create “voices” – via anticholinergic toxidrome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

    I couldn’t agree more, the mainstream, non-medically trained, psychological profession have been led wildly astray, by the incompetent psychiatric leaders, and their “invalid” DSM. But I will say, even psychiatrists do seem to have also been led wildly astray by the pharmaceutical industry; due to the psychiatric profession’s seemingly insatiable greed, DSM fraud, and complete and total lack of ethics.

    I do so hope some American psychologists will, at some point, distance themselves from the criminal American psychiatric industry. Thanks for doing research into alternatives to this criminal industry.

  • I do think James Davies sees the big picture. And the old “opium for the people” has, indeed, “partnered with” the new “opium for the people.” I guess the primary difference is the old “opium for the people” trusted in God, or an Intelligent Designer. Whereas the new “opium for the people” trusts solely in Pharmakia, which is a very anti-Holy Bible belief system.

    I’m not sure what else to say, other than to congratulate our Holy Spirit blaspheming, scientific fraud based, “mental health professions” for “presiding over the worst outcomes in our health care system.” And maybe a little reminder to both the Pharmakia trusting medical and religious industries, that trusting in God may be wiser than trusting in “fierce Pharma,” and its brainwashed, failed followers.

  • I agree, it’s shameful that medical harm is the “third leading cause of death in the United States,” if not the number one cause of death.

    http://www.webdc.com/pdfs/deathbymedicine.pdf

    Especially given the fact that the former head of the NIMH has confessed that the psychiatrists – and other doctors – are killing “8 million,” every year, world wide, with their “invalid” DSM disorders; and, no doubt, neurotoxic psych drugs.

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2015/mortality-and-mental-disorders
    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis

    And, those of us here know that – at least the two “most serious” – of the psychiatric DSM disorders are NOT “real,” valid illnesses. Since we know the ADHD drugs and antidepressants can create the “bipolar” symptoms. Plus we know the “schizophrenia” treatments can create the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via anticholinergic toxidrome; as well as creating the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    Thank you for sharing your story, Christian. It sounds like you’ve largely led the life my young, over-achieving, gay, but not OCD, son would like to live. Hopefully, he some day will realize the value of his mothers’ artwork, medical research, and truth telling.

    But it only took my son about six months into the work force, prior to him sending me a lovely, handwritten letter, thanking me for my mothering skills. And he is a really bright and talented young man. So I hope, some day, he chooses to honor his mother, in a similar manner, to how you’ve chosen to honor your mother.

    Also, let’s hope and pray the medical industry cleans up their act, at some point. And in the meantime, people should garner insight into the fact that it’s unwise to “trust your doctor” today … unfortunately.

  • Thank you, as alway, Peter, for your assistance in trying to help those who were conned by psychiatrists, psychologists, and the other DSM “bible” worshippers.

    Just an FYI, neither this link:

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/06/mental-health-survival-kit-chapter-4-part-5/deadlymedicines.dk

    nor this link:

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/06/mental-health-survival-kit-chapter-4-part-5/taperingstrip.org

    works, at least not on my computer.

  • This is so typical of both the psychiatric researchers and practitioners. They just can’t accept the truth, and give up their delusional belief in the “genetic” etiology of their DSM disorders and symptoms.

    “Despite finding no link between suicide and genetics,” the researchers claim the opposite, that suicide “has a prominent genetic component.”

    “Despite their results finding that no genetic markers for suicide appear to exist, the authors’ conclusion was ‘Larger sample sizes are required to detect moderate effects.'” And they’re alway begging for more bucks.

    I, for one, think every penny our government spent on “invalid” psychiatric research, and the psychiatrists’ iatrogenic illness creating treatments, should be returned, and the psychiatrists properly defunded, and many likely jailed.

    Since all medical doctors, including the psychiatrists, were taught in med school that both the antidepressants and antipsychotics can create “psychosis,” via anticholinergic toxidrome. Yet this very relevant – to all the non-medically trained “mental health,” psychological, therapy, and social workers – way to poison a person, is conveniently – for the psychiatrists – missing from their DSM.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

    What ever happened to Dr. Thomas Insel’s promise to defund research into the “invalid” DSM disorders? “Lucy, you’ve got some splaining to do.”

    Thank you, as always, Peter, for your honest reporting.

  • How ironic the woman who wrote “Girl, Interrupted” allowed her son to take a psych drug. “Artist, Interrupted” has been among the titles I’ve considered for my tale. ‘Been there, done that,’ was what came to my mind, as I was reading through your son’s symptoms.

    But do have hope, and give your son hope, since time (and the neuroplasticity of our brains) does heal the psychiatrists’ harms. I’m living proof, I’ve been psych drug free for about twelve years now. And the only adverse effects of the psych drugs I have left are a wiggly ankle when I wake, and brain zaps. And in as much as the brain zaps can still be annoying, I’ve learned to control them, and I can brain zap headaches away with them in a NY second.

    And, indeed, the psychiatrists do need to learn that – at least a percentage of the population – is allergic to their anticholinergic drugs. Thanks for sharing your son’s harrowing experience, Lisa.

  • Thank you so much for writing this, Christine. As I was reading about Bill’s abusive behavior, it gave me hope that it will be possible for me to synopsize my own story, of very similar abuse.

    “Bill’s” behavior was very similar to the behavior of my former pastor – who ultimately had me misdiagnosed and drugged, based upon his own odd delusions, according to my medical records. I’d say “Bill,” and my former pastor, are both psychopaths.

    And I agree with others here, who say such abusers are the problem. As opposed to those of us who were gaslighted by an insane psychopath, then neurotoxic poisoned, by “mental health professionals,” who deny such abuse happens.

    I did finally have to leave that pastor’s church, but over 200 people also left that church the same year – according to friends, due to that pastor’s subsequent odd behavior. And that pastor has now had three major exoduses from his church, according to trend reports.

    I did also need to leave my former religion all together, due to their systemic “partnership” with the DSM “bible” believers. Since I’m not a believer in the DSM “bible,” and believe the Holy Bible has a great deal more wisdom to be found within it, than the psychiatrists’ “invalid” “bible.”

    Again, thanks for sharing your story.

  • Thank you for the book review, Jan. The book sounds interesting, especially for a fellow artist working on her memoir. I started working with a group of female literary artists not long ago, since I’m a visual artist, with a story, rather than one who considers herself a writer. So I felt I needed some insight and feedback from actual literary artists.

    I did get some very good feedback and encouragement from the group. I guess they don’t mind when a very well researched person, whose found the medical proof of the iatrogenic etiology of “schizophrenia,” so does have a story, joins their group. And there was one other “bipolar” stigmatized person in the group, who I was able to direct to MiA and “Anatomy of an Epidemic.”

    Some within the group did question my extensive use of footnotes. However, I feel they’re necessary when discussing such complex topics, and others within the group agreed.

    But my experience with psychologists is that they want to control others and “maintain the status quo.” And since my artwork visually documents the 14 attempted murders of me, all via egregious anticholinergic toxidrome poisonings, of which I have the medical proof. And these attempted murders were intended to cover up easily recognize malpractice, and the medical evidence of the abuse of my child, according to my family’s medical records.

    Plus I was later handed over a conservatorship contract, under the disingenuous guise of an “art manager” contract. By a psychologist who wanted to steal all profits from my artwork, my work, my story, and all my money. I will ask, how likely would you be to write a book review for a person who can destroy the scientific validity of your industry’s “sacred symbol,” who has also only dealt with criminal child abuse covering up and attempted thieving psychologists and psychiatrists? I doubt you would.

    Talk about a lady whose been put into a “Catch-22.” Ironically, in part, by a doctor who called himself, “Dr. 22.” But I will say, God’s a comedian, who does inspire interesting stories.

  • Okay, yes I did think one looked like a knife, too. But I will say people’s reactions to my imperfect “crazy art” are quite extreme and concerning, too. Especially since when the medical truth about my work is described, in connection with my work, it largely points out that chaos in the brain, caused by the psych drugs, does equate to chaos on the canvas.

    So my work turns the systemic child abuse covering up psychologists of my childhood religion who forced or tried to trick me into working with them, and their systemic child abuse covering up pastors, into delusions of grandeur fill lunatics. Who think I will hand all profits from my work, my work, my story, and all my money, over to them, via a classic thievery and conservatorship contract. FY, I said to them. Although, of course, in a much more polite manner.

    But I will say, it’s a shame my childhood religion doesn’t fund any support of the Spirit led visual artists of their religion, and instead, an enormous church has glaringly empty walls. While it hypocritically claims to support “the arts.” WTF?

    But I, too, have a heart for the native Americans. And an interesting tale about a partially German girl, being one of the first females working in the appliance business, with a bunch of old curmudgeons, near Skokie, IL. Initially, they considered me and our female German boss, who brought me into the business, as their “Ware-Wolf.” But within six months, I was able to turn my co-workers into my very kind and generous Chicago Jewish dads.

  • And, make no mistake, I have had to recommend Whitaker’s “Anatomy” to Catholic parents, of a child abuse survivor who was misdiagnosed as “depressed.” Then that child abuse survivor was turned into a “bipolar” stigmatized person as well. So this is a systemic “dirty little secret” of many, if not all, of the mainstream religions, and their so called “mental health” and “social” workers.

  • I was misdiagnosed with “depression caused by self,” despite telling a psychologist I was not depressed. But I did explain to her that I was dealing with bullying by a pastor, whose pension fund had been managed by my father for years, who denied my innocent child a baptism three times, on the morning of 9/11/2001. She then changed her misdiagnosis to “bipolar.”

    Both 9/11/2001 and the bullying, and my entire identity, were then dismissed as “irrelevant to reality,” (according to medical records) in regards to a potential cause of my legitimate concern. Let’s be real, 9/11/2001 was a distressing event for the entire world. And most certainly it wasn’t caused by a “chemical imbalance” in my brain alone, as that lunatic psychologist tried to tell me years later, when I was picking up her medical records.

    So I’m quite certain it is that some psychologists are outright blaming and lying to their patients, and their families, that is the problem. Especially, since psychologists are not medically trained. And none of the psychologists – or other doctors – I encountered were intelligent enough to even know that the ‘brain zaps’ and a spiritual dream I went in questioning in late 2001, are common symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome, until 2005.

    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/psychiatric-bulletin/article/brain-shivers-from-chat-room-to-clinic/642FBBAE131EAB792E474F02A4B2CCC0

    Symptoms that should NOT have been misdiagnosed as “bipolar,” even according to their DSM-IV-TR “bible.”

    “Note: Manic-like episodes that are clearly caused by somatic antidepressant treatment (e.g., medication, electroconvulsive therapy, light therapy) should not count toward a diagnosis of Bipolar I Disorder.”

    And what a sign of total corruption, that psychiatrists took that disclaimer OUT of their DSM5 “bible,” due to Robert Whitaker pointing out their ADHD drug and antidepressant induced iatrogenic “bipolar epidemic.” Since this will only result in more and more massive societal “mental health” industry malpractice.

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/

    I’m quite certain a big problem with the psychiatric industry is that they have a bunch of non-medically trained, and DSM misinformed, people – psychologists, therapists, social workers, et al – misdiagnosing the common adverse effects of the psych drugs, then shipping people to the psychiatrists.

    Non-medically trained people should not be “diagnosing” anyone, with anything. Especially since the psychiatric DSM “bible” was debunked as “invalid” in 2013.

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

    I was eventually handed over the medical evidence of why that pastor was bullying me. His “soul mate,” and possibly also that pastor, had sexually assaulted my other child. I was able to scare the school, that had a pedophile on their school board, and where some of the abuse likely happened, into closing forever – on, of all days, 6.6.06.

    But I’ve since learned, through extensive research, that covering up child abuse and rape – historically and today – is the number one actual societal function of the “mental health” industries, and this is all by DSM design.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-child-does-not-have-bipolar-disorder/201402/dsm-5-and-child-neglect-and-abuse-1

    And the systemic pedophile aiding, abetting, and empowering “mental health” system has turned – via a faustian medical/religious “partnership” – the pastors, bishops, and other employees of my childhood religion, into systemic, unrepentant, child abuse covering up criminals, too.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=xI01AlxH1uAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    And we all now live in a “pedophile empire,” many thanks to this systemic “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.”

    https://www.amazon.com/Pedophilia-Empire-Chapter-Introduction-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0773QHGPT

    I do so hope to see an end to this pedophile empowering “dirty little secret” soon, since it’s destroying our entire country, psychologists, psychiatrists, pastors, and bishops.

    But I do know that there are some “delusions of grandeur”-filled psychologists and pastors, who want to “maintain the status quo.” That are handing out conservatorship contracts, under the guise of “art manager” contracts. In the hopes of stealing from people, rather than repenting, changing from their criminal ways, and utilizing their insurance for what it is intended.

    The criminality and lies of the “mental health professions” really seem to have no bounds. But I’m quite certain it is not in our society’s best interest to have systemic child abuse covering up, pedophile empowering, scientific fraud based “mental health” industries anyway. Especially since they are murdering “8 million” innocent people EVERY year, with their “invalid” DSM disorders, and neurotoxic psychiatric drugs.

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

    By the way, child abuse survivors can heal and thrive. If one can keep one’s child away from systemic child abuse covering up, “mental health” and social workers. Many of whom bizarrely believe the best way to help an already healing child abuse survivor is to neurotoxic poison him.

    Oh, and the “mental health” system does also need to garner insight into the fact that both the antidepressants and antipsychotics can create “psychosis,” via anticholinergic toxidrome. A medically known way to poison a person, that is missing from your “invalid” DSM “bible.” Neuroleptic induced deficit disorder, which looks like the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia” to the “mental health” workers, is also missing from your DSM.

    How long until we may say “goodbye” to both the iatrogenic – not “genetic” – “bipolar” and “schizophrenia” stigmatizations?

  • And, I guess, I will conclude my statement, with what I believe, is the obvious truth. That no industry should ever be given the right to force their treatments, or wares, onto the populous. Since, if any industry is given such a right, they will corrupt themselves absolutely. Which, I believe, is where both psychiatry and psychology, et al, are today.

    And it seems our governments are trying to force all of our medical community into participating in these systemic pharmaceutical crimes, with this whole Covid scamdemic. The decent doctors do need to stand against this, and I thank the decent doctors, who are speaking out against these pharmaceutical industry crimes.

  • Thank you for all you’re doing, Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD. As one who was successfully (sort-of, at least in the end) weaned off over 15 psych drugs. I will say comparing “a two-week taper with a one-week taper” is absurd.

    As one who had long term (over a year) antidepressant withdrawal symptoms misdiagnosed as “bipolar,” resulting in about 9 months worth of extremely inappropriate anticholinergic toxidrome poisonings. Prior to my psychiatrist finally realizing that the non-medically trained psychologist, who he’d gotten all his misinformation about me, had misdiagnosed me.

    I will say allowing that psychiatrist to very slowly wean me off his drugs, over another 2 3/4 years. And, I will mention that since the only difference between the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia” and anticholinergic toxidrome, is one will be made “hyperactive,” not “inactive.” The fact that my calendar schedule was very full, as was that psychiatrists’, the taper likely worked. Because we were both too busy to meet as soon as he requested.

    But I will say, 20 years later, I do still have the common adverse withdrawal symptom of the antidepressant, “brain zaps,” that brought me to the psychologist in the first place. However, I’ve learned to control them, and I can now “brain zap” any headache away, in a NY second.

    But I couldn’t agree more, “Psychiatry is a madhouse—but not because of the patients.” It’s because the psychiatrists – and their many psychological, therapy, and social worker minion – who don’t know anything about the common adverse and withdrawal effects of the psychiatric drugs. And I’ll ask, what’s “professional” about such ignorance?

    As a former kitchen bath designer, I researched into the pros and cons of the products I sold. To those who could afford the best products, I sold them designs much more beautiful than their wildest dreams. To those who could not afford the best products, I politely and respectfully sold them safe designs, with the less expensive products. Which brought them back over and over again.

    I don’t see anything “professional” about what most of today’s so called “mental health” workers are doing. Since, obviously they didn’t do the research into the products they’re forcing onto innocent others.

  • “What I am proposing is that symptom management ought to be considered a starting point, not an end point, to treatment.”

    So true, and the same can be said for all the DSM disorders, including the ones where therapists force people onto the psych drugs, that create the symptoms of their “serious DSM disorders.”

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    I will agree, the “mental health” workers’ desire to “manage symptoms” – while ignoring, dismissing, and actually calling “fictional,” the real life concerns of their clients’ – is one of the biggest problems with both the psychological and psychiatric industries.

    And ultimately, such ungodly disrespectful maltreatment, rendered almost all “mental health” workers – except those who speak out honestly against the system – too stupid for me, personally, to deal with, or respect.

  • “Social Stigma Affects Young People’s Experiences of Hearing Voices.” Yes, most of those psychologists and psychiatrists are obsessed with “voices.” And they love to stigmatize people, who don’t even have “voices,” then put them on the antidepressants and/or antipsychotics. Two drug classes, that all doctors are taught in med school, can create “voices” – aka “psychosis” – via anticholinergic toxidrome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

    But there is a solution to this problem. Especially given the fact that, in some cultures, those who hear “voices” are considered gifted, and helped to become healers, or shaman. We should make it illegal for the “voices” obsessed, Western DSM deluded psychological and psychiatric industries, to stigmatize “voice” hearers – or those they delude themselves into believing are “voice” hearers – with their “invalid” DSM disorders. And their forced drugging of people should be made illegal, of course.

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

    Especially since there’s really no difference between stigmatizing a person, and defaming a person. And since defaming a person is illegal, so too should be stigmatizing a person.

  • “I needed to feel that our closeness had manifested itself as some kind of quantum entanglement, so that her spirit was speaking to mine. Perhaps I needed to feel my loss was something extraordinary.”

    When I was healing from my anticholinergic toxidrome induced “voices,” and going through my drug withdrawal induced “super sensitivity manic psychosis,” which functioned as an awakening to my dreams. An ethical pastor told me “some people can’t pray in private.” And, given the number of (Holy Spirit blaspheming) “mental health” workers, who mistakenly thought I was not sleeping, and “keeping” my “child up late at night studying,” which I wasn’t doing. I’d say it’s possible some people can’t dream in private either.

    There are those who believe in the collective unconscious, or the concept that “we are one in the Spirit one in the Lord.” And my childhood church’s mission statement is, “Go out and get everyone else with love and the word of God,” which is supposedly what my subconscious self did, according to the story of my dreams.

    Who knows? Maybe there is some kind of quantum entanglement between us humans. I’m a Chagall fan, because his work largely describes my life and dreams, as if I were one of his muses. Chagall’s work is about a love story amongst all of humanity, as is the story of my dreams. Chagall was a Jew, who survived the Nazi psychiatric holocaust of the Jews. I survived today’s – all Western civilization – psychiatric holocaust. We’re both artists, and I am a woman “with a VERY religious name to the Jews.” So, whose to say, it’s impossible that Chagall and I aren’t friends within a collective unconscious? Plus, I can largely tell my life’s story in the lyrics of music, as if I were a muse for musicians. All bizarre, I agree, but not bothersome for me. It’s just embarrassing for the scientifically “invalid” “mental health” workers, who want to keep all their sins private.

    “Sister Christian,” and I’ve done a lot of “motorin'”
    “Material Girl,” oh the mistakes we made as a young person
    “We are the champions,” my friends, since we have the truth on our side
    “She’s a brick house,” I owned a brick house (5 flat) in Chicago
    “Up on the roof,” it had a very nice roof top deck, with a beautiful view of Chicago
    “Putting on the Ritz,” which is where I got married
    “Dream weaver,” with a bunch of train wreck stories, since that’s the most common cause of death on both sides of my family
    “Runaway Train,” how one feels after being railroaded by “mental health” workers
    “Russian roulette is not the same without a gun,” right psychiatrists?
    “The great escape,” thankfully I did escape
    “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” and a lot of research allows one to find the medical proof of the iatrogenic etiology of the “sacred symbol of psychiatry,” which is embarrassing for the systemic child abuse covering up “mental health” workers.
    “Killing me softly,” “strumming my pain with his fingers, singing my life with his words…”

    The list of songs that seemingly describes the story of my life and dreams goes on and on. How dare a Christian woman believes in God, and that there’s something more than just the material world. And it is a story, it’s just not a “credible fictional story,” as my idiot psychiatrist believed.

    Indeed, “Reshaping Our Understanding of ‘Mental Illness’– & Consciousness Itself” is likely a good idea.

  • “we need providers that listen to their patients and treat them like human beings if we are ever to rise to the level of patient-centered care.” Indeed.

    And we most definitely don’t need psychiatrists who do not listen to (and “not believed by doctor”) their patients, and instead get all their misinformation about their clients from child abuse covering up psychologists. Who get all their misinformation about their clients, from child abusing pastors and their pedophile friends, as was my experience, and according to my family’s medical records.

    But God is a bit of a comedian, since all those pastors – who, without ever looking at a person’s work, declare the person to be “w/o work, content and talent” and “irrelevant to reality” – have since been declared “non-essential” and rendered largely “irrelevant to reality.”

    And those asinine psychologists I had to deal with, who do finally bother to look at a person’s work, and conclude “the world might be ready for a Chicago Chagall.” So attempt to steal all profits from a person’s work, and everything else, from an innocent other. By handing over a conservatorship contract, deceptively dressed up as an “art manager” contract.

    Well, they need to learn a little something about Jesus’ theology, since there’s a “trick” to it, according to my intelligent child. As the old adage goes, “when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me.” So those psychologists who assume they may steal from a person, with the goal of making an ass out of that person. Well, if your goal is to make an ass out of me, it’s my right to say no. And instead allow you to be seen as the satanic, child abuse covering up, psychological ass, that you are. “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://books.google.com/books?id=xI01AlxH1uAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    But it is pretty sad that one may not be a Spirit led, anti-child abuse, advocate in the ELCA churches today. Without being attacked by a child abuse profiteering psychologist, as I was, due to the ELCA’s “partnership” with the systemic child abuse covering up DSM “bible” thumpers. God forbid a former ELCA artist put these words on a painting, “It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.”

    I do so hope to see an end to this systemic, child abuse covering up, “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions,” at some point.

  • Create adverse effects with drugs, then come up with new drugs to treat those ADRs. Typical, but truly big Pharma is so criminal, as seemingly is the FDA. Zyprexa is not “safe and effective,” it made me “psychotic,” via anticholinergic toxidrome poisoning.

    And couldn’t limiting ‘the Pleasure of Food Intake’ be considered a form of torture? I know I felt sorry for a guy I ate with, who told me he couldn’t taste anything. Why is eliminating ‘pleasures’ the goal of the medical community?

  • “I dare say that I can diagnose every human with every mental illness—even psychosis, since we all have fixed beliefs that aren’t based in reality.” Yes, and especially since – according to my medical records – my psychologist and psychiatrist believe that all dreams, thoughts, and gut instincts are “psychosis.” Plus, those good old, pathological lying, “holistic Christian talk therapists” believe belief in the Holy Spirit is “psychosis.” And another bizarre belief of my psychologist and psychiatrist, in my opinion, was that they believed – all that worldwide distress caused by 9/11/2001, just after 9/11 – was distress caused by a “chemical imbalance” in my brain alone. Who are the crazy people?

    Thank you, as always, Lawrence, for speaking the truth about the insane beliefs of way too many of the DSM “bible” thumping “mental health” workers’.

  • As an expert by experience, and close to 15 years of research now. I totally agree that withdrawal from the neuroleptics can result in a drug withdrawal induced “super sensitivity manic psychosis” – even if weaned from the drugs VERY slowly (over 3 years, after only being severely anticholinergic toxidrome poisoned for six months).

    But, at least in my case, that drug withdrawal induced “manic psychosis” was infinitely less bothersome to me, than the anticholinergic toxidrome induced “psychosis,” that I’d experienced while on the antipsychotics. Being “manic” just felt like having ‘God speed.’ And the “psychosis” aspect merely functioned as an awakening to my dreams, which culminated in a ‘born again’ type story.

    I did deal with two drug withdrawal induced “super sensitivity manic psychoses,” since I was weaned off the drugs twice. Each lasted for approximately 3 months. The first was misdiagnosed as a “return of symptoms” during an unneeded hospital stay, and happened approximately 6 months after being weaned from all drugs. The second happened a full 2 1/2 years after, again, being weaned off all drugs.

    During that hospital stay, the same doctor who “snowed” me in the first hospital, met me at a different hospital, despite her NOT being a psychiatrist that I ever chose to hire. I was able to embarrass and convince all the psychiatrists-in-training with her, that I didn’t think she even spoke English. So I was only minimally drugged, and let out without any drugs, nor need for follow up care. And the “bipolar” misdiagnosis was downgraded to an “adjustment disorder” diagnosis. But I have had no other “manic psychoses,” nor psychiatric problems, in the past 10 years.

    As to other withdrawal effects I experienced, I was compelled to bang my head into my pillow, for a month or so. I did end up with a mild case of tardive diskynesia, a wiggly ankle when I wake many mornings, which still exists 10 years later. I do also still have the antidepressant withdrawal induced ‘brain zaps,’ which were originally misdiagnosed as “bipolar,” almost 20 years ago. Oh, I had a “grimace,” I thought of it as my ‘smiling disease,’ that lasted for maybe three months. There were also some odd sexual side effects, but my understanding is that sex is related to the dopaminergic system, so this isn’t too surprising. And in as much as the antipsychotics cause weight gain. A drug withdrawal induced “mania,” if properly directed towards exercise and other productive endeavors, as opposed to an unneeded confinement in a hospital, results in weight loss and lots of productivity.

    I can only speak to my experience, but do know others who’ve dealt with similar benign – or even enlightening – drug withdrawal experiences, like mine. And I really think the primary reason psychiatrists are afraid of weaning people off their drugs has more to do with their income earning potential, power, and reputation; than what’s actually best for their clients.

    As to, “We have an opportunity now to listen and respond to service users.” I have no doubt this goes for both psychologists and psychiatrists. Since I’ve never met any “mental health” worker who has ever listened to, “believed” and heard, a word I’ve ever said, except here on MiA.

    And I will say the systemic child abuse cover uppers of the psychological industry, are just as criminal as the systemic child abuse cover uppers of the psychiatric industry. And your “partnership” with my childhood religion, has turned the pastors and bishops of my childhood religion into systemic child abuse cover uppers, too.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://books.google.com/books?id=xI01AlxH1uAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    And since I don’t want to live in a “pedophile empire.”

    https://www.amazon.com/Pedophilia-Empire-Chapter-Introduction-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0773QHGPT

    Which, of course, is where we all find ourselves living, when systemic child abuse covering up psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, et al, and religious leaders “partner” up. And create a multibillion dollar, pedophile empowerment, group of scientifically “invalid,” systemic child abuse covering up “mental health” industries. And it’s all by DSM design.

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-child-does-not-have-bipolar-disorder/201402/dsm-5-and-child-neglect-and-abuse-1

    Real change is needed. And this includes both the psychological and psychiatric industries, not to mention the religions, getting out of the illegal child abuse covering up, pedophile and child sex trafficker protecting, business.

    https://community.healthimpactnews.com/topic/4576/america-1-in-child-sex-trafficking-and-pedophilia-cps-and-foster-care-are-the-pipelines

  • It’s truly sick and disgusting that a person who, “established the Nordic Cochrane Centre in 1993,” and, “having developed several of the methods Cochrane use,” was so defamed and abused.

    But you do now know how the criminal psychiatric, psychological industries, et al treat most their – sometimes very respectable – patients. And most definitely, this behavior of the psychiatric and psychological systems is morally repugnant behavior.

    “The fact that patients are organising themselves in survivor groups and various withdrawal-related initiatives around the world is a clear sign that the psychiatric guild ignores them.” Indeed, the psychiatric industries defame and ignore us, then when confronted with their own delusions about us, that they illegally got from others initially. They have the gall to literally declare a person’s entire life to be “a credible fictional story.”

    How absurd, insane, and downright criminal, the psychiatric and psychological industries actually are. Thank you so much for your truth telling, Dr. Gøtzsche. I cannot tell you how important your work, and your truth telling is. Thank you.

  • I think the “mental health” workers, generally, are unaware of the fact that artists need to create a portfolio, prior to marketing their work. And my “mental health” workers were TOTALLY ignorant of how long it takes to create artwork. (My medical records incorrectly state that ‘work that previously took weeks, could now be done in days.’ I have paintings that I have worked on for many months and years, not days and weeks. Oil paint takes a long time to dry between layers, dah.)

    Plus, those lazy and greedy hospital psychiatrists I dealt with, who didn’t bother to even speak with their clients, prior to “snowing” them. Well, I had a criminal one of them (her partner in crime was eventually convicted by the FBI). She never even bothered to ask me what I did. Instead, she must have illegally gone into my private finances, and concluded I was “unemployed,” since I would never have told her I was “unemployed.” Because I was a very active volunteer, mother, and artist working on my portfolio, who’d already paid for her half of her family home.

    But given the number of artists, who’ve been attacked by “mental health” system, that blog on this website. It certainly seems clear to me that the “mental health” industry does target the artists. And, like you, my artwork does visually describe my experience with the “mental health” industry, specifically their iatrogenic “bipolar epidemic.”

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/

    But once my second, and primary, psychiatrist finally bothered to actually look at my work. He described it as “insightful” and “work of smart female.” And I was weaned me off his neurotoxins.

    When I had a show of my work years later, with the truth attached to it. My work was so “too truthful” for a psychologist (who knew something about art, and considered me to be a “Chicago Chagall”). He actually tried to steal all profits from my work, and everything from me, with a conservatorship contract, disingenuously handed over under the guise of an “art manager” contract. Incorrectly assuming ass, I’m NOT signing that contract!

    I completely understand your anger, Emily, I was angry too. But the anger does somewhat subside over time. Especially since we have the science on our side. In case you don’t know, both the positive and negative symptoms of “schizophrenia” can be created with the “schizophrenia treatments,” the antipsychotics (aka neuroleptics).

    The ‘psychosis’ and ‘hallucinations’ can be created via anticholinergic toxidrome. And all that unwanted extra sleep, and the other “negative symptoms of schizophrenia,” can be created via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    In other words, the two “most serious” DSM disorders are iatrogenic illnesses, created with the psychiatric drugs. So I have no doubt you – and all – can heal from psychiatry’s iatrogenic, not “genetic,” SMIs. But I will forewarn you about a possible drug withdrawal induced ‘super sensitivity manic psychosis.’

    If you aren’t weaned from the depression drugs, neuroleptics, and “mood stabilizers” slowly enough, and even if you may have been. You can still become ‘manic,’ and in my case possibly mildly ‘psychotic.’ At least if you believe the God denying, Holy Spirit blaspheming “mental health” system. Who think a ‘born again’ experience equates to a ‘psychotic’ experience.

    I can’t say what your personal drug withdrawal experience will be like. But do explain to your closest family or friends, that being weaned from the psych drugs can create symptoms, that psychiatrists, psychologists, and other doctors will often misdiagnose as “a return of symptoms.”

    And do know this can happen many months, or even years, after being taken off the psych drugs. In my case, my first drug withdrawal induced “manic psychosis” happened 6 months after being weaned from the drugs. My second one happened 2 1/2 years after being weaned from the drugs.

    But I’ve been drug free for 12 years now, and not had any other issues. Not to mention I’ve gotten the head of family medicine at one of the most prestigious American hospitals to take the (non-medically trained) psychological misdiagnosis off my medical records. So you, too, I have no doubt can heal, my dear Emily.

    By the way, your art beautifully displays the horror and grayness of the psychiatric industry’s systemic crimes. But I’m curious, what do the dark images that are seemingly coming out of, or behind, your head represent?

  • The problem with this issue is that I’m pretty certain I’m not the only one here who initially had the common odd, adverse, and withdrawal symptoms of an antidepressant misdiagnosed by a non-medically trained psychotherapist. Thankfully, once she said I no longer needed to see her, and her systemic child abuse covering up lies to my psychiatrist ended. My psychiatrist concluded she’d misdiagnosed me, and he started slowly weaning me off his drugs. And his belief I was misdiagnosed by the psychotherapist, is literally written into my former psychiatrist’s medical records.

    But this does mean we do need all the psychologists, social workers, and other “mental health” workers to either be properly medically educated, in regards to the common adverse and withdrawal effects of the antidepressants, and other psych drugs, of which the psychiatrists are still largely claiming to be ignorant. And this conundrum does make the proper education of the psychotherapists, and other “mental health” workers, nearly impossible, to this day.

    Plus I will ask, why would any person with a brain in their head, ever trust a psychotherapist to assist them in weaning off the psych drugs, when it was a psychotherapist who initially misdiagnosed them, and forced them to be massively psychiatrically neurotoxic poisoned in the first place?

    We won’t, ever again, once was too much. But we will point out the scientific fraud, and systemic child abuse covering up, and iatrogenic illness creating, crimes of the “invalid” “mental health professionals,” which are all by DSM design.

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/
    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome
    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-child-does-not-have-bipolar-disorder/201402/dsm-5-and-child-neglect-and-abuse-1

    Not to be rude, Peter, but why do the systemic child abuse covering up American psychotherapy industry, who still today buy almost 100% into psychiatry’s “invalid” DSM, deserve a second chance, without repentance? Unless they completely disavow psychiatry’s DSM, and end their evil ways? Until such happens, I don’t think any of them deserve a third chance.

    Since repentance, and changing from one’s evil ways, is what is required for forgiveness, according to God and Jesus. It’s also how we maintain a civil an just society. I think that’s why a lot of the British psychologists are working to speak out against the evils of the psychiatrists and big Pharma.

    Yet the majority of American psychologists are still just trying to steal from those they – or other psychologists – have committed malpractice against, via fraud based conservator contracts, and lies, to “maintain the status quo.”

    When the psychological profession agreed to be the systemic child abuse cover uppers for their American religions, and turned the bishops of their religions into a bunch of systemic unrepentant child abuse cover uppers too, as happened with my former religion.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=xI01AlxH1uAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    I have no doubt that those psychologists, psychiatrists, pastors, and bishops – who entered into this faustian deal – need to repent, and end their systemic crimes. Since their systemic child abuse covering up, and also – obviously hand in hand, systemic pedophile aiding, abetting, and empowering crimes – are destroying our country from within. Since we all now live in a “pedophile empire,” where child sex trafficking and pedophilia are running amok.

    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

    All I can say is, what a sick and disgusting shame it is that the formerly respectable religious and medical industries entered into this shameful “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.”

  • “Spirituality is an integral part of humanity, and it is wrong for it to be dismissed as a psychiatric disorder.” I couldn’t agree more, Lauren. And I do know of a lot of people, myself included, who had spiritual experiences misdiagnosed as psychiatric disorders.

    And, in my humble opinion, this is a particularly pernicious and hypocritical – systemic problem of the “mental health professions.” Since the ladies in my childhood church did confess to me that the church had “partnered” with the DSM “bible” thumpers. A couple of pastors of a different religion did confess to me about this “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.” And I have medical evidence that a supposed “holistic Christian talk therapist,” of my childhood religion, was instead, a Holy Spirit blasphemer. Which is the “only unforgivable sin” within the entire Holy Bible.

    So I thank you, Lauren, for pointing out this systemic problem with the “mental health professions.” And I do so hope the “mental health professionals” will rethink their “right” to blasphemy the Holy Spirit, never bother to repent, change from their evil (systemic child abuse covering up) ways, and utilize their malpractice insurance for what it is intended.

  • “Here, spectators reflected on experiences of discomfort related to confronting privilege, seeing what one has been “taught not to see,” and understanding theater as a prompt for action.”

    Us artists do record history, which is what we were taught to do in art school. And I know first hand, it is discomforting for the paternalistic – to the point of being misogynistic – psychologist, psychiatric, and pastoral “partners,” when “what one has been ‘taught not to see,'” is visually documented.

    God forbid, write this quote, from the real Bible, in a painting. “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

    To the contrary, what we’re “taught not to see” – and what both the psychological and psychiatric industries have been profiteering off of covering up for, I think over a century – is child abuse, pedophilia, and the apparently now rapidly expanding child sex trafficking industries.

    https://community.healthimpactnews.com/topic/4576/america-1-in-child-sex-trafficking-and-pedophilia-cps-and-foster-care-are-the-pipelines
    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-child-does-not-have-bipolar-disorder/201402/dsm-5-and-child-neglect-and-abuse-1

    And, in as much as I do appreciate MiA for covering the systemic child abuse covering up crimes of the psychological and psychiatric industries. I do think the focus of a website, whose primary focus is on reforming psychiatry, should be on focusing on the psychiatric and psychological industries’ systemic child abuse and pedophilia covering up crimes, rather than on issues of racism. Since that’s just distracting people from the real “taught not to see” issue, at hand.

  • I think truth tellers, like Peter, are invaluable. Since people do need to be told the truth about the horrendously adverse and withdrawal effects of the psych drugs. And I believe the medical and pharmaceutical industries, who lie, should be “sued, shunned, and become the social lepers they turn others into with their stigmatizing labels and drugs.”

    I agree, “The truth is dangerous for those benefiting from the lies.” But I believe it is the truth that will set us free, from those sick liars. And we have come a long way in discrediting the psychiatrists.

    Whitaker’s book did a great job pointing out that the ADHD drugs and antidepressants create the “bipolar” symptoms.

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/

    And in my medical research, I found the medical proof that both the antidepressants and antipsychotics can make people psychotic, via anticholinergic toxidrome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

    Not to mention, the antipsychotics / neuroleptics can also create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome

    Meaning that the the two “most serious” DSM disorders are iatrogenic illnesses, created with the psychiatric drugs, not “genetic” illnesses.

    And we were able to get the head of NIMH to confess to the “invalidity” of the entire psychiatric DSM “bible” in 2013.

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

    We’ve also pointed out that the DSM “bible” is a child abuse covering up “bible,” by design.

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

    And that the primary actual societal function, both historically and today, of both the psychological and psychiatric industries is – indeed – covering up child abuse and rape.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/

    Not to mention, the head of the NIMH did confess that “8 million” innocent people are being killed EVERY year, due to the “invalid” DSM disorders, and no doubt, with the psych drugs.

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

    And all of this systemic child abuse covering up and murder by the “mental health” system did, of course, also function to aid, abet, and empower the pedophiles and child sex traffickers. So the world now knows we live in a “pedophile empire,” where child sex trafficking is running amok.

    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

    But, if I’m not incorrect, I do believe both the “mental health” industry, and pastors – at least some, or most, of whom have “partnered” with the systemic child abuse covering up “mental health” system- were both declared to be “non-essential” in the insane Covid world, in which we all now find ourselves living.

    Getting the truth out there is a process, and the truth is a bitter pill to swallow. But I do still believe the truth shall set us free. Let’s hope and pray that by getting the truth out there, we may actually admit to the sick reality that “a small group of dominant men” created. So we may actually work to fix our societies’ systemic problems, and bring about a better world some day.

    I cannot thank Peter enough for his “expert” truth speaking.

  • Can someone tell me when smoking and drinking – two legal activities in the US – became “mental illnesses,” requiring a lifetime of drugs, according to the medical community? And who the f-ck do doctors, who make assumptions about and misdiagnose people they do not know, and neurotoxic poison them for the legal activity of smoking cigarettes, think they are?

    Why are doctors, who claim to know nothing about the common adverse effects of the antidepressants – but disingenuously call them “safe smoking cessation meds” – allowed to neurotoxic poison people for behaving in a legal manner? For God’s sake, neither smoking nor drinking watered down wine is a sin in the Holy Bible. So why are these – Holy Bible acceptable behaviors – considered to be “mental illnesses” by the doctors, who believe these legal activities require a lifetime of defamation and neurotoxic poisonings?

    I’m quite certain our governments need to end the “right” of the psychiatrists to force drug people, because they – long ago – turned legal activities into scientific fraud based “lifelong, incurable, genetic mental illnesses.” The reality is doctors and psychiatrists are NOT good “gods.” They are merely the “omnipotent moral busy bodies,” about whom C. S. Lewis forewarned us.

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

    And their industry is murdering “8 million” innocent people EVERY year, with their “invalid” DSM disorders and psych drugs.

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis
    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2015/mortality-and-mental-disorders

    Oh, and yeah, the fiscally irresponsible “robber barons” / globalist banksters – whose money the doctors worship – are imploding the world’s monetary systems, as we speak. And the globalist banksters, who create the money the doctors worship out of nothing, are not good “gods” either.

    Maybe the Holy Spirit blaspheming “mental health” workers were wrong?

  • It does seem that too many of the psychologists and psychiatrists are both systemic, child abuse covering up criminals.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/

    And all this “mental health professional” child abuse covering up is by DSM design.

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

    And their “partnership” (“conspiracy”) with the mainstream religion, in which I grew up; turned my childhood religion into an apparent satanic, systemic child abuse covering up, DSM “bible” thumping religion.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=xI01AlxH1uAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    And due to the mainstream religions’ “partnership,” and “conspiracy” with, these scientifically “invalid” “mental health professions.”

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

    I have no doubt that “The numerous pleas for help that MFI receives by email and telephone are usually about forced confinement, outpatient drugging, and guardianships.”

    Since the “mental health professions'” systemic covering up of the medical evidence of the abuse of my child, first started with medically unneeded, outpatient druggings. Then I was illegal forced confined, by a formerly ELCA employed, but now FBI convicted doctor.

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndil/pr/oak-brook-doctor-convicted-kickback-scheme-sacred-heart-hospital

    Then, to further attempt to cover up the prior illegal “mental health professional” behavior. I was handed over a guardianship contract, under the guise of an “artist manager” contract, by an idiot Lutheran psychologist.

    Thankfully, I knew enough to not sign that bogus contract, and have already medically explained to a decent doctor how the prior druggings made me sick. So he took the original non-medically trained, Lutheran, Holy Spirit blaspheming, psychologist’s misdiagnosis off my medical records.

    But do the “conspiring” “mental health professionals” have a “plan 4,” for attempting to murder and/or steal from, the innocent and legitimately concerned mothers of innocent child abuse survivors?

    And I do wonder exactly how long it will take for the Lutheran psychologists, pastors, and bishops I had to work with to garner insight into the fact that Jesus’ theology was about repenting, and turning from one’s evil ways? Thus, I wonder how long will it take for them to end their systemic, “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions,” multibillion dollar, primarily child abuse covering up “partnership.”

    And since I’m not going to shut up about their systemic crimes, and I’d like to see an end to this multibillion dollar, primarily child abuse covering up, paternalistic, medical/religious “partnership.” I am, no doubt, still in danger.

    Although, the good news is I met with a group of female literary artists recently, and synopsized my medical research findings and story for them. I was met with a “Wow! that’s a book proposal” critique. So I was succinctly able to convince a small group of women writers, that we should not perpetuate the paternalist, systemic child abuse covering up, “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions’,” unjust “mental health” industries forever.

    I have not yet gotten involved with the MFI Shield program, but likely should. Thanks, Ron, and all others at MFI, for all that you do. Forgive me for being somewhat new, and ignorant of all going on within the movement.

  • “We should now know that if people experience symptoms soon after stopping their antidepressants, and they include dizziness, electric shock sensations or trouble concentrating, withdrawal is the likely cause. The correct response to this is not to conclude that the person requires lifelong medication but simply that they need to taper off their medication more slowly in the way that the Royal College of Psychiatry now advises.”

    Shouldn’t those, claiming to be “professionals,” have known this about the antidepressants – which they force onto innocent others, under the guise of “safe … meds” – about 40 years ago? I made sure I knew about the pros and cons of the products I have sold in my life. What is “professional” about knowing nothing about the common adverse and withdrawal effects of the products one forces others to buy – for 40 years?

  • “… why antidepressants are always among one of the top four selling drugs.” Because they’re being handed over under the guise of “safe … meds.” And because a middle aged woman cannot walk into a hospital in America, with an exercise related pain, not a depression related symptom. Without being asked, by an aptly named but idiotic Dr. Paine, “Are you depressed?”

    Thankfully, saying no, and mentioning you’re allergic to the anticholinergic drugs, does encourage those who are pill pushing pains to quickly walk away.

    “With an NNT of seven, depressed patients need to make this decision: Is the one-in-seven chance of a benefit beyond placebo worth the risk associated with taking the drug?” I agree with you, “I don’t think we can rely on physicians to provide patients with NNT data so they can make informed decisions.” Despite the fact that giving informed consent to patients is probably the most important aspect of their job.

    “But isn’t it malpractice to expose 8,600 patients to the side effects of antidepressants without their experiencing any benefit in reduction of symptoms beyond placebo?” Absolutely it is. “And then, of course, many of these patients will be exposed to other drugs to treat the antidepressant’s side effects. I believe that is the greater malpractice!” I couldn’t agree more, where’s my malpractice money?

    “My reading of the health literature leads me to believe that improving the quality of healthcare, and lowering its costs, will require major changes to the present system. Nothing short of revolutionary change is required to improve the current healthcare system.”

    Again, I agree. And that’s all those of us speaking out on this website are saying. We’re not the enemies, merely because we speak the truth, we’re the canaries in the coal mine.

  • Interesting, and a likely wisdom inspired take, kindredspirit. Albeit, I can’t say I’ve personally yet done a lot of research into critical race theory. Although I do know it is a “divide and conquer” theology, which is a war tactic.

    But I have no doubt, “Psychiatric Survivors as Therapists Negotiate Difficult Spaces in Mental Health Activism.” Since so do peer supporters, and even the ethical psychiatrists, who are at the top of the medical caste system.

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/05/drowning-doubts-why-i-think-about-leaving-psychiatry/

    And I do also agree with largely everything Astra stated. Especially, “Trust is earned. Until psychiatry makes amends with its inherent mistrust of the patient …, I cannot trust even myself to work among them.”

    Especially, since I’m a former patient, whose medical records state about my life, “not believed by doctor.” By a psychiatrist who eventually literally declared my entire life to be a “credible fictional story,” prior my leaving that unrepentant, idiot psychiatrist. And then I decided it would not be worth being a “peer supporter,” during peer training. Because they’re still teaching the debunked “chemical imbalance theory” in the peer training classes.

    I also agree with Astra, “All of them are potential antagonists because the system they operate in tolerates abuse and neglect.” And it is the violent and abusive psychiatric system that is the problem.

    But the bigger problem is that caste systems are bad, and the entire American medical industry is set up as a caste system, despite this being very anti-American. And it is because the American medical system is set up as a caste system, that systemic change is needed.

    In America, we’re all supposed to believe “all people are created as equal.” So having our medical system set up as a caste system, which has less than zero to do with the belief that “all people are created as equal,” is the problem.

    We really do need to get rid of “Rockefeller Medicine,” since Rockefeller even confessed in his own writings, to being a globalist, thus anti-American.