by Justice Lover
Following is Dr. Fred Baughman's response to my latest post. Emphasis in red is added by myself. I only wish to add to Dr. Baughman's correct comment that many, if not most of the psychiatric patient-victims - including my own daughter and son - have never had any mental problems at all, yet they have been victimised by the shrinks who still refuse to let go of them. The shrinks' pretext is that they show psychotic symptoms, but the shrinks refuse to admit that the Antipsychotic drugs ,which they have been forcing them to consume, are the causes for such symptoms.
"Fred Baughman, MD, responds, 5/7/2010:
Our emotions be they elation, depression or anxiety are a barometer of how we are doing at the game of life. If you reject what your feelings/emotions are telling you, these signals become muddled and lose their attachment to specific failures or successes--whichever the case. Psychiatrist often claim depression, anxiety, etc. are endogenous--arising from within, not traceable to life events. If they don't take the time to hear a patients life history surely they will not discover its root. Intent on making a disease pronouncement and drugging they never take the time--they quickly, expeditiously apply the DSM 'disease' label, scribble a script and on the next normal if troubled patient. But be certain of one thing--each is a symptom, never a disease. There are no diseases in psychiatry. In the extreme, emotional chaos may result, with the recovery of a sense of well being a long road back, with every life's hurdle needing to be met and surmounted. In any event the failures at life must, sooner or later be confronted and the hard work of life, with the assist of loved ones, family and friends, must be done, and must be done successfully--no shortcuts. This is why the illusion of psychiatric drugs as 'treatment' is such a dangerous illusion--it never requires that those life's hurdles be successfully met. These drugs--exogenous chemicals/poisons always damage the brain (and body too)--our main organ of adaptation--increasingly with dose and time and are only a pain pill for the mind--targeting symptoms/pains but never a defined physical abnormality/disease as in the practice of medicine. Does this really make sense--damage our organ of adaptation and call it 'treatment.' It is nothing but a pain pill. This is why--unlike the actual practice of medicine--there are no psychopharmacologic cures. If psychiatry and/or psychology were to stick to helping in the life's struggle outlined above with no lies as to the nature of psychiatric diseases and mental health they would be participant, with loved ones, family and friends in real cures but their allegiance is no longer to patients but to Big Pharma, something they never divulge to patients. Thus it is that 'successful' drug treatment of mental pains and symptoms leave the issues of life-adaptation and progress un-dealt with and accumulating, with dysphoria, in whatever forms it may take still awaiting. Second the drugs over time with accumulating patient-years of exposure surely damage the body and brain to the point that such damage goes from occasionally evident to permanent and truly physically and neurologically disabling. The risk/benefit ratio it turns out is not sometimes a net negative, it is invariably a poisoning, never a cure and always does net harm, often shortening ones life as do all but placebos.
The number of Americans on government disability due to mental illness skyrocketing from 1.25 million in 1987 to over 4 million today is an iatrogenic, physician-psychiatrist induced epidemic that will only mount in the future. The utter, complete fraud based on the fiction of psychiatric diseases has to stop. There is no way to reform psychiatry, and arm and a leg--not just an arm--of the pharmaceutical industry. Psychiatry is not a legitimate part of the medical profession that deals with the healing and normalization of physical abnormalities--it must be banished from the house of medicine. Until it is, medicine and all medical school faculties remain a co-conspirator in psychiatric/psychotropic poisoning for wholly illusory, invented diseases--for profit! Given that the 'patients' are normal to begin with--disease-free--and that the drugs they are consigned to are poisons there is no conclusion to reach but that net harm invariably results.
The only reason psychiatry exists today is due to its illusions of diseases and illusions of cure and ‘treatment’ by drugs—extremely expensive, always-damaging drugs.
Psychology should be re-invigorated, starting with the few of courage and honesty in their ranks who have not capitulated to psychiatry and the ‘chemical imbalance’ model."