by Jon Rappoport
January 28, 2013
from JonRappoport Website
To understand even a little bit about real psychiatry, versus the false picture, you have to know that someone running around the streets naked and screaming has nothing to do with a mental disorder.
If you can’t grasp that, you’ll always have a lingering sense that psychiatry is on the right track.
It isn’t, and never was. Not from its earliest days, and not now, when it has the full backing and force of the federal government behind it. Psychiatry is the kind of all-out fraud few people grasp.
In a moment of weakness and exhaustion, Allen Frances, the most famous and honored psychiatrist in America at the time (2000), understood part of it.
He told Gary Greenberg of Wired Magazine,
That’s on the order of the designer of the Hindenburg, looking at the burned rubble on the ground, remarking,
After a suitable pause, Dr. Frances remarked to Greenberg,
This was an admission that the bible of the profession, the DSM, the latest edition of which Frances himself had led in compiling, could not draw separations between the 297 official mental disorders listed in it. It was, in other words, a pretense. The whole bible.
In a PBS Frontline episode, Does ADHD Exist?, Dr. Russell Barkley, an eminent professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, spelled out the fraud even more clearly.
Here it is.
Oh, indeed, that does make them invalid. Utterly and completely. All 297 mental disorders. They’re all hoaxes. Because there are no tests of any kind to back up the diagnosis.
You can sway and tap dance all you like and you won’t escape the noose around your neck. We are looking at a science that isn’t a science. That’s called fraud. Rank fraud.
But you see, we’re still left with the naked man who’s running around the street screaming. What is he? Doesn’t he have a mental disorder?
He does not, because the term “mental disorder” isn’t just a colloquial phrase, it’s a technical designation, and it underpins everything that psychiatry is. And there is no basis for its diagnosis. None.
There are many reasons the man may be running naked in the street:
...he could be running naked in the street.
That is a matter for honest and complete discovery. It isn’t an occasion to slap on the label, “mental disorder.”
Now that President Obama has decided the expansion of mental health services must be effected to protect us all from people with guns, we are looking up the immediate road at government programs in schools, among other disastrous innovations.
Children are concocted as a prime target for early diagnosis of non-existent mental disorders, because in the past, a number of these children, diagnosed and drugged by psychiatrists, went on to kill people as a result of the drugs’ actions on their brains.
That’s called irony. It’s also called a crime, in the very real sense that psychiatrists contributed mightily to the killings.
So now, every child in school who,
...can be referred to a counselor, who in turn will refer him to a psychiatrist, who will make some sort of off-the-shelf diagnosis, which will travel with the child for the rest of his life, making the child believe he has a brain problem, and the psychiatrist will prescribe that child drugs like,
...drugs that scramble neurotransmitter systems and can very certainly cause that child to go violent.
That is the reality.
When Obama announced his intention, in the wake of Sandy Hook, to go nuclear with expanded mental-health services across the country, the president of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Dilip Jeste, praised the program.
The Psychiatric News article continues:
APA President Dilip Jeste, MD
January 2013 Address
What we are looking at here is wolves circling prey.
If you don’t think so, consider these hidden facts about Ritalin, which is normally considered to be a much lighter drug than any of the SSRI antidepressants (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil) or the drugs given for so-called Bipolar Disorder (Valproate, Lithium).
Ritalin, manufactured by Novartis, is the close cousin to speed which is given to perhaps four million American schoolchildren for a condition called Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
ADD and ADHD, for which no organic causes have ever been found, are touted as disease-conditions that afflict the young, causing hyperactivity, unmanageability, and learning problems. Of course, when you name a disorder or a syndrome and yet can find no single provable organic cause for it, you have nothing more than a loose collection of behaviors with an arbitrary title.
Correction: you also have a pharmaceutical bonanza.
Dr. Peter Breggin, referring to an official directory of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-III-R, writes that withdrawal from amphetamine-type drugs, including Ritalin, can cause,
The well-known Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics reveals a strange fact.
It states that Ritalin is,
In other words, the only clear difference is legality.
And the effects, in layman’s terms, are obvious. You take speed and after awhile, sooner or later, you start crashing. You become agitated, irritable, paranoid, delusional, aggressive.
A firm and objective medical review needs to be done in all of the school shootings, to determine how many of the shooters were on, or had at one time been on, Ritalin.
In his landmark classic, Toxic Psychiatry, Dr. Breggin discusses the subject of drug combinations:
Children are frequently medicated with this combination, and when we highlight such effects as,
...it is obvious that the result is pointing toward the very real possibility of violence.
In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a most important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was called “An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)” [v.21(7), pp. 837-841].
Scarnati listed over a hundred adverse affects of Ritalin and indexed published journal articles for each of these symptoms.
For every one of the following (selected and quoted verbatim) Ritalin effects then, there is at least one confirming source in the medical literature:
If psychiatrists are the wolves - and they are - and children are the sheep, then what do you call the parents who permit their children to be captured by these marauders?
Am I saying that “mental health,” as defined by organized psychiatry, and backed by the federal and state governments, is a vast criminal enterprise, rather than a science?
Yes, absolutely. I’m saying that because that’s what it is.