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A psychiatrist criticises the psychiatric publishing industry

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I am a 53 year old woman from Ontario, Canada. I am an author of 20 Ebooks, the author/narrator of over 30 Audio Programs, a Life Coach and Mental Health Coach as well as host of an online radio show and a podcaster and blogger.

I am a former mental health consumer. I feel very fortunate that despite all of the medications psychiatrists tried to get me to take from the age of 17-35 or so, I resisted. I just had a sense that medications were not the answer. That sense came from my own realization that psychological distress and the crisis of the soul that they are accompanied by aren’t really within the domain of medication to truly help in any healthy positive way.

I am not a mental health professional or a doctor of any kind. Therefore, I just want to stress here that what you will read on this site from me come from my own past life experience in and with the mental health system as well as my experiences as a Life Coach and Mental Health Coach working with clients, many of whom are caught up in this epidemic of biopsychiatry and the marketing of it by and through pharmaceutical companies and even organizations like Nami in the United States.

The message of biopsychiatry, which is not proven science, by the way, is everywhere in mainstream media. It is, at base, making fraudulant claims and praying upon people’s suffering. Biopsychiatry claims that there are chemical imbalances in the brain that result in mental illness or mental disorders which they define as brain disease. The claim is unproven. The claim is not based in science. It is forwarded as if it is based in science. But, I encourage you to do your homework and to investigate these claims, here on my site and the many sites I will be linking to and by listening to the professional voices also presented here.

According to Dr. Peter Breggin, there are no chemical imbalances in the brain of anyone that can be linked scientifically to any mental illness and he also makes the point that it is the psychiatric medication itself that is changing brain chemistry and, in fact, in ways that are making people worse, adding to and/or prolonging their suffering.

From my own personal experience in recovery from a mental illness (so-called and so-defined by the very psychiatrists, lacking oversight really, who write the DSM and decide what disorders are, how they are categorized, what defines them and then are free to just label their patients with them, and in the case of biopsychiatry, generally, and even especially today, then prescribe them dangerous medication that has been marketed to them by Big Pharma (in the United States and spreading) and that in many instances they also profit from by being spokespeoeple for the very drug companies who medications they prescribe to their patients.

There is no known blood test or any other kind of test for a chemical imbalance to explain what biopsychiatry calls the brain disorder of mental illness. There hasn’t been any proof of their pseudo-scientific claims upon autopsy of anyone who has died with a mental illness. I wonder if results of such autopsies aren’t paraded out 1) because there is no evidence to support the claims of biopsychiatry and 2) because perhaps, in some cases, there may well be evidence of the damage done to the brain by the drugs that biopsychiatry pushes at its patients.

It is so important that you empower yourself by educating yourself more about all of this. The days when we could trust a doctor, let alone a psychiatrist to have the patients interests ahead of his or her own financial gain are long-gone. Each patient has to learn to advocate for him or herself. This is especially true when you stop to consider the ramifications and lack of ethics of organizations like Nami, who are 56% funded by Big Phama, at least and who rather than put their clients first, are indeed in the money-grab of biopsychiatry.

 

© A.J. Mahari, August 9, 2010 – All rights reserved.

 

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Psychiatry – Making a Killing

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