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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Psychiatric Fraud

It amazes me to find people who honestly believe that Psychiatry is a profession that is sincerely devoted to treating mental illness. Lest you've been led to subscribe to such fallacies, allow me to expound:

Even a cursory review of readily available information shows ample signs of fraud and corruption. Some quotes that illustrate my point:

"According to Martin and Deidre Bobgan, two expert-scholars who have written many books on psychology, it is a myth that people experiencing mental-emotional-behavioral problems are "mentally ill". And it is a myth that psycho-therapy has a high record of success, that "professional psychological counseling" produces greater results than other forms of help such as that provided by family, friends, or pastors.

"In fact, in an attempt to evaluate the status of psychology, the American Psychological Association itself once published a seven volume study involving 80 eminent scholars to assess the facts, theories and methods of psychology....And the Director of this study, Sigmund Koch, noted that psychology is, basically, a fraud. He said:

"The hope of a psychological science became indistinguishable from the fact of psychological science. The entire subsequent history of psychology can be seen as a ritualistic endeavor to emulate the forms of science in order to sustain the delusion that it already is a science --- Throughout psychology's history as ‘science,’ the hard knowledge it has deposited has been uniformly negative."

"In other words --- in this case the words of a psychologist himself --- psychology is a fake, a false, "pseudo-science" which the dictionary defines as "a system of theories, assumptions, and methods erroneously regarded as scientific."

- John Lofton, Conservative Caucus Research, Analysis, & Education Foundation, Inc.


"They made a list of the most common symptoms of emotional discomfiture of children; those which bother teachers and parents most, and in a stroke that could not be more devoid of science or Hippocratic motive--termed them a 'disease.' Twenty five years of research, not deserving of the term 'research.,' has failed to validate ADD/ADHD as a disease. Tragically--the "epidemic" having grown from 500 thousand in 1985 to between 5 and 7 million today--this remains the state of the 'science' of ADHD." - Dr. Fred Baughman


"As far back as 1985, a U.S. Justice Department probe found that while psychiatrists represented only 8 percent of the physicians in the country, they accounted for 18 percent of the crooked doctors suspended from Medicaid programs over a 15-year period – the worst performance of any group in the medical field." - Freedom Magazine


In addition to the fraudulent facade, the number crimes reported in the name of Psychiatry is sickening:

"As a public service, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights regularly produces informational publications on psychiatry’s fraudulent practices, harmful treatments, abuses and crimes. These reports have been published in over a dozen languages and distributed free of charge to hundreds of thousands of individuals, including those in the fields of law, government and education."

“As experience has shown that there are many criminal mental health practitioners, CCHR
has developed a database at that lists mental health workers who have been convicted and jailed.”
- Jan Eastgate, President, CCHR Intl.


My advice: Fight back - educate yourself and join the cause. Here are some resources:

About CCHR (more)
Some info on why Psychiatry opposes Scientology (and religion in general for that matter)
German Psychiatric Roots
Article: Turning the Tide of Drugs

Scientology New Years 2000 Presentation by Mr. David Miscavige (does not directly cover Psychiatry, but gives you a good idea of the Scientology viewpoint on the matter)


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