Say No To Psychiatry: Site Index
Psychiatric treatments are harmful. All psychiatric treatments are harmful. Psychiatric drugs, ECT (electric shock) and brain surgery (lobotomy) each harm the individual and society. This sometimes goes against what we have been taught or indoctrinated into believing, and also against what we would often like to believe. Taking a pill as a "cure" obviously is easier than confronting and dealing with the actual personal reasons for one's difficulties with their own mind and life. The alternative requires personal responsibility, control and can take time, but the final results far exceed the quick fix (drugs, shock, etc.). In fact, the "psychiatric" methods "fix" nothing at all and actually make things worse.
The field of psychiatry is rooted in German experimental psychology, racist eugenics theories, and anti-human materialistic opinions parading as scientific facts. The promotional activities and tremendous profits of the major drug companies and affiliated financial interests play no small part in understanding the development and success of modern psychiatry. The result of modern psychiatric theories and methods is the denial of everything comprising man's "inner" personality of thoughts, feelings, values, hopes, dreams, intentions, goals, and ultimately, life itself.
Much of modern education and all aspects of the social sciences are rooted in flawed modern theories of psychology. This has had and continues to have disastrous effects on individual people and society.
The links to information here supply a formidable basis of knowledge leading towards an accurate and true understanding of what psychiatry really is. Sources are referenced and much additional suggested reading material is given both on the Internet and in books. Your local psychiatrists will never refer you to this information.
Do not base your opinion only on what members of the psychiatric field tell you. Liquor manufacturers will not tell you their products cause liver damage, are the source of numerous automobile related deaths every year, and encourage you to cease drinking liquor. Similarly, no psychiatrist will tell you psychiatry harms people and that you should avoid it at all cost. Even if he or she knew or suspected this, he or she couldn't endure the loss of income, status and authority this would entail.
Psychiatry and the affiliated major drug companies form a huge money making enterprise (business) which can tolerate no criticism. Each psychiatrist has gone to school for many years, spent much money on their "education" (which I consider to largely be indoctrination into nonsense), and invested a good part of their life towards their "profession". It isn't easy for anyone, regardless of one's field, to flush years of education, expense, time spent in their field and one's source of a very good income down the toilet, much less also to confront that what one does for a living is fundamentally harmful to other people and society. Don't argue or even discuss the facts with them. Most of them won't listen, and instead will defend their opinions to the end while sarcastically and "authoritatively" criticizing the proponents of the truth
Psychiatry and modern psychology are primarily ideologies comprised of opinions, theories and beliefs with little basis in actual "science". For more on this see:
Extended introduction to the site.
Comprehensive overview of psychiatry by Gary Null, Ph.D.
Do the research yourself, and base your decisions on what you discover and what you find to be true. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Donít drug it, shock it or cut it up. Don't allow anyone else's to be drugged, shocked or cut up either.
Key Web Site Descriptions & Links
The History of Psychiatry - This link covers the "evolution" of psychiatry from early insane asylums, with shackles and straight jackets, to electric shock "treatments", brain butchery (lobotomy) to modern psychotropic drugs. The ideological forerunner of modern psychiatry is experimental psychology developed by Wilhelm Wundt. See link directly below.
The History of Modern Psychology - Psychiatry officially began with its encroachment into the area of medicine, but it's ideological beginnings are found with 19th century German experimental psychology and Wilhelm Wundt. The word "psychology" originally dealt with the "spirit", "soul" or "mind". German psychological theories gradually erased the "mind" until nothing was left except the biological animal part of man. The "being" (mental, spiritual) part of a human being was discarded leaving only the "human" or animal part. This distorted, one-sided and incorrect view of Man has had disastrous consequences for us all.
Psychiatric Drugs - There is no "safe" psychiatric drug. Each has numerous harmful short term and largely unknown long-term effects. Each psychiatric drug which was once heralded as the new "safe" wonder drug, was always eventually found to have severe harmful side effects, including addiction, and withdrawal symptoms, among others.
Psychiatric drugs obtain their result by causing brain dysfunction. Thorazine, a strong tranquilizer, creates a very similar effect to a lobotomy (brain surgery) by disrupting frontal lobe nerve activity. Psychiatrists grossly neglect to point out the potential harm of psychiatric drugs to their patients, such as tardive dyskinesia, tardive dementia, general dulling of awareness, emotional numbing, and cognitive dysfunction. Side effects can occur in as high as 50% or more of patients, depending on the drug and dosages, and often the effects are permanent with no known cure.
This link supplies much information on the various types of psychiatric drugs and their dangers. Do not take or allow others to take any psychiatric drugs without first reading the information contained here!
ECT (Electroconvulsive shock "therapy") - The story of electric shock began in 1938, when Italian psychiatrist Ugo Cerletti visited a Rome slaughterhouse to see what could be learned from the method that was employed to butcher hogs. In Cerletti's own words, "As soon as the hogs were clamped by the [electric] tongs, they fell unconscious, stiffened, then after a few seconds they were shaken by convulsions. During this period of unconsciousness (epileptic coma), the butcher stabbed and bled the animals without difficulty." ECT causes memory loss and brain damage. Do not allow yourself or others to submit to such barbaric "treatments".
Brain Surgery (lobotomy) - Psychosurgery is a psychiatric practice that creates permanent and irreversible brain damage. It is a brain operation in which healthy brain tissue is intentionally mutilated or removed for the purpose of behavior control. Making docile patients and controllable people is the true goal of this psychiatric method. There is no attempt or intention to bring about sanity, happiness, increased awareness, causativeness or responsibility for the patient.
Destroying Education - Modern education, especially as exists in the government controlled public schools, has deteriorated continually over the past 100 years. There are no "education specialists" who aren't actually behavioral psychologists or psychiatrists. The field of psychology has very much taken over the public school system, and is doing its best to take over private schools. Instead of stressing basics such as reading, writing and arithmetic, modern educational techniques push a curriculum of belief manipulation, attitude adjustment, and politically correct indoctrination, while also concentrating on the student's feelings, personal experiences and values. Find out why touchy-feely notions have replaced basic learning, appeals to students' emotions have replaced expanding the intellect, and wacky faddish psychological theories parade as "scientific" fact.
Who's Normal? (Psychiatric Labeling) - The psychiatric labels assigned by medical doctors and psychiatrists are largely based upon shoddy science. The list of "mental health disorders" is constantly expanding. Why? Because labels figure prominently in deciding whose psychotherapy will be paid by insurance companies, who will be hospitalized against their will, who may be declared by a court of law to be incompetent or too disturbed to have custody of their children, who will be allowed to grant or withhold permission to perform surgery on their bodies, and on and on. How are decisions made about who is normal? To a large extent scientific methods and evidence are disregarded as psychiatrists determine (i.e. invent) the categories of "mental illness" in the handbook of psychiatric disorders, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). A committee of psychiatrists VOTE on what are and are not "mental disorders".
Children, Ritalin, & Attention Deficit Disorder - Ritalin is given to millions of children every year, with the amount growing. Psychiatry has convinced a majority of the public that up to 20% of our children are "mentally ill" and need these drugs to correct their "brain imbalances". Strangely, the behaviors the psychiatrists cite as evidence of the disease have been around as long as children have been getting into cookie jars and running out in front of cars. Ritalin is a Class II narcotic, with severe withdrawal symptoms and many undesirable side effects. Find out the truth about this "invented" disorder and the harms of drugging our children.
Brain Damage - The brain-disabling principle applies to all of the most potent psychiatric interventions including neuroleptics, antidepressants, lithium, electroshock, and psychosurgery. The major psychiatric treatments exert their primary or intended effect by disabling normal brain function. None of the major psychiatric interventions correct or improve existing brain dysfunction, such as any presumed biochemical imbalance. If the patient happens to suffer from brain dysfunction, then the psychiatric drug, electroshock, or psychosurgery will worsen or compound it. Find out the whole story, especially before allowing yourself or a loved one to undergo any psychiatric "treatment".
Prozac - Various links to information about the dangers and harmful side effects of Prozac. Read how Prozac was slipped through the FDA and granted status as a legitimate and safe drug.
Anti-Depressants - Although it is often possible to help depressed people through caring, enthusiastic psychotherapy, religious counseling, and family support, biopsychiatrists typically reject psychological approaches and instead make extraordinary claims for the efficacy of drugs. The antidepressants represent a varied group of agents, and their effects on the brain and mind are little understood. They can cause severe withdrawal symptoms and can therefore become very difficult to stop taking. Side effects are numerous, including extreme anxiety and even suicide.
Tranquilizers - Among psychiatric medications for the treatment of anxiety, the most commonly used are the minor tranquilizers. In the 1970s the minor tranquilizer Valium (diazepam) topped the charts as the most widely prescribed drug in America, to be replaced by Xanax in 1986. Most of the minor tranquilizers belong to the group called benzodiazepines and are closely related chemically to Librium, Valium, and Xanax. They have nearly identical clinical effects. To divest the minor tranquilizers of their medical mystique we need only recall that alcohol was prescribed for generations by doctors as a sedative for anxious patients. All hypnotic-sedatives, including the minor tranquilizers, are habit-forming and addictive and can produce withdrawal symptoms when they are stopped. Memory and cognitive dysfunction are potential side effects. They are not the safe fix they are promoted to be.
Harmful Effects on Society
Alternatives to Psychiatry
Links & Resources
Books & Suggested Reading - Large list and links to books discussing all the topics covered in this web site.
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