In any society that prioritizes economic efficiency, productivity and order above life and all of life’s varieties, people experiencing altered and extreme emotional states will be seen as defective and as burdens—monkey wrenches that disturb the societal assembly line… more
Corpses of psychiatric patients were found with head injuries and unexplained bruises. Relatives were not informed of the deaths of their loved ones. The transfers of mentally ill patients were seen as business opportunities…. more
With reference to your recent page 4 headline about Minister Harris visiting a school in Bray to discuss mental health, given the performance of the health service in general and the outrageous business of psychiatry with their almost entirely fraudulent ECT treatment and DSM manual full of made-up mental illnesses, it would probably be more appropriate for the members of the school to visit Minister Harris to discuss his department’s mental health.
Here’s an interesting site for exploring some of the dark underbelly of our pharmaceutical companies. From an insider…
I have never before come across an article disputing the dogma that ‘mind’ is simply a synonym for ‘brain’. That they are entirely different was well understood until the early 20th century.
This is far from being mere semantics. It is from the conflation of these two separate concepts that psychiatry has gained their stranglehold on government funding in the field of mental health.
They have used that monopoly to treat the mind by poking around in the brain – either chemically, surgically or electrically (ECT). Let’s not even think about their icepick through the eyeball ‘treatment’.
It is the psychiatric industry’s promotion of the confusion that the mind is the brain that has caused so much damage and brought the field of mental health into such disrespect.
Consciousness does not reside in the brain.
Many years decades ago, as a young man in Melbourne, Australia, I lived with a gorgeous American lady from Topeka, Kansas. She told me that her previous boyfriend was a psychology major and that he had been “really weird” about sex and nudity.
“I sort of came to the conclusion”, she said in her soft mid-west burr, “that only someone who had problems themselves would become interested in other people’s problems to the degree that psychologists and psychiatrists are.”
I think that she was right.
It is not only the news media fabrications; Hollywood has a lot to answer for in the degradation of our civilization. The following is far from the only example of their deliberate misrepresentations.
“A Beautiful Mind told the heart-wrenching tale of mathematical genius John Nash’s struggle to overcome the symptoms of schizophrenia. In the end, he credits his recovery to two things: the love of his wife and newer medications.
“The real John Nash wasn’t happy about that “newer medications” line. He’d handled his schizophrenia in the exact opposite way—by ceasing to take meds entirely. Antipsychotic medication, he felt, blunted his mind. He threw them out in 1970 and never went back on them again.
“Nash isn’t the first schizophrenic to convince himself he’d do better off his meds. He’s just a rare case where it actually worked, which is exactly why the screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind fudged that little detail. He didn’t want anyone in the audience following Nash’s bad example and trying to go without their meds.”
Only a ‘bad example’ for pharmaceutical company profits.