psychiatry

The History of Electroconvulsive (HA!) Therapy (ECT)

The History of Electroconvulsive (HA!) Therapy (ECT)

Article by Charlotte Roberts:

The History of Shock Therapy in Psychiatry

ECT was first developed by Ugo Cerletti born in 1877, the son of an agricultural engineer. After attending medical schools at Rome and Turin (he must have been out sick the day they covered the “first do no harm” bit), he went on to tour European “sanctuaries” including those run by the infamous Emil Kraepelin and Franz Nissl. 

Cerletti applied the skills he learned in medical school to design a white winter camouflage suit (you think I’m kidding, but, I swear to God, not), after which he was naturally made Head of the Neurobiological Institute in Milan. What better place for a fashionista?

Cerletti turned his attention to the matter of epilepsy because, according to him: “I have always given prime importance to the study of ugo cerlettiepilepsy, since it is linked to many areas of neurology and psychiatry”. In the course of his study of this disease, he tried to replicate an epileptic state in dogs by passing a 125-volt current through their bodies. He killed a lot of the dogs, of course.

After he’d finished stacking up the dog corpses, he decided to move on to humans. In his words:  “The daily confrontation with the dogs who had been made epileptic by electroshock treatment naturally gave me the idea of a possible similar application on man”.   Naturally.

Then, “One day I heard that at the Rome slaughterhouse they were killing pigs with the electric current used for lighting” so he went to the slaughterhouse to check it out. Sure enough, “I saw some butchers moving about among the pigs, holding in both hands a large pair of pincers, which had at both ends two discs, spiked with small, blunted, metallic tips. When they got near to the animals, they opened the jaws of the pincers and quickly grasped the front part of the pig’s head between the tips of the discs. 70-80 volts were then sent through the electric cable. As soon as the animals had been got hold of, they fell rigid to the ground without even uttering a sound and shortly after, began to present general clonic shocks.”  (Clonic shocks are seizures).   Well, you could see how that would appeal to a psychiatrist. Cerletti walked off from the slaughterhouse with a set of those electric pincers in hand, a happy man, off to kill more dogs.

Cerletti’s first human victim was a man that the police had apprehended who was “behaving in a very odd way, answering questions put to him in a very strange language which was completely incomprehensible”. The poor guy was probably speaking a different European language that nobody at the psychiatric institute could speak. And, from that, they diagnosed him as schizophrenic. (Note – schizophrenia is defined as “a mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation”. Hmmm … sounds a lot like most psychiatrists, doesn’t it?)

This poor sod was Cerletti’s “first experiment” [Cerletti’s words] in electroshock.  He secured two electrodes soaked in a saline solution to this man’s head with an elastic band and send 80 volts through his head. After this “treatment”, the patient begged “Not another one!  You will kill me.”  

Cerletti’s response to this?  He immediately administered another shock to the patient, at a higher voltage, and damned near killed him. Cerletti noted that after the second shock “treatment”, “there was an interruption in breathing and a deathlike cyanosis of the face which, if upsetting in a spontaneous epileptic fit, seemed to us in this case distressingly unending”.

Cerletti then went on to administer 19 more shocks to this poor soul until he was in “complete remission” which, in psych-speak, means that he was quiet and compliant.

And that was the start of electroshock (HA!) therapy. Contemporary proponents of it will tell you that it is “safe” and “effective”.  Don’t you believe it.  Psychiatrists now use heavy sedation and anesthetic before shocking their victims, but that does not make the procedure one bit less harmful. Sedation and anesthetic before ECT is like slipping Rohynol to a rape victim first to leave her helpless and forgetful of the violation, and then saying that rape is “safe” and “effective”. 

Sedation and anesthetic dull the agony the victim feels, but they don’t do a damned thing to lessen the damage. 

ECT is not treatment. It’s terrorism. It’s time to put a stop to it.

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Is Psychiatry used as a terrorist tactic or tool for government control of populations?

Is Psychiatry used as a terrorist tactic or tool for government control of populations?

Is Psychiatry used as a terrorist tactic or tool for government control of populations?

An argument could easily be made for the above statement.  Many of earth’s governments, since before WW II have overtly used psychiatric torture techniques to control and incarcerate populations.

Here is a quote from one of psychiatry’s very own websites on how psychiatrists functioned at the behest of the Nazi government through the Second World War:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1828151/

“The professional status of psychiatrists did not place any obstacle to their participation in Nazi crimes, and many demonstrated a profound commitment to the atrocities. Psychiatrists were instrumental in instituting a system of identifying, notifying, transporting, and killing hundreds of thousands of mentally ill and "racially and cognitively compromised" individuals in settings ranging from centralized psychiatric hospitals to prisons and death camps. Their role was central and critical to the success of Nazi policy, plans, and principles.”

The above is not general public knowledge, you will not find this information promoted in mainstream media. Too much advertising money keeps media publications, online and elsewhere afloat - advertising money paid by the pharmaceutical industry which has a very high interest in seeing the continuance of the cult of psychiatry.

In this Wikipedia article one can see how psychiatry has often been used as a political tool in lieu of or preferably to bypass a legal system to incarcerate dissidents.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_abuse_of_psychiatry  “By adjusting the definitions of mental disorders to the residing governments preferences, they can then put someone away for a definite or indefinite period of time without legal recourse.  Using psychiatric torture techniques, such as ECT, drugs, a lobotomy or a leukotomy, they can essentially shut someone up forever.”

Talk to pretty much anyone in this ‘dumbed down America” and they will accept without question that these techniques have been oft used in the past in such places as Nazi Germany and the old Soviet Union.  There are a myriad of books and movies that show the history of these barbaric techniques being used in these places.  But these are stories of historical movies aren’t they?

Guess what? These horrific, terror tactics are still being used to this day.  In a small country like Canada with a population of 30+ million ECT is used 75,000 times per year.

A minimum of 200,000 people are FORCED into ECT treatment per year in the USA alone.  Yes, I said FORCED!  There never has been evidence of any benefit of this barbaric treatment.  To the contrary, there much to discredit ECT as very harmful and destructive.  It certainly would instil terror in me if I was forced to receive it.

So the next step here we have the “pot sorta calling the kettle black”.  The government of the US of A has been promoting its ‘War on Terrorism’ for the last 16 years.  (Since 9/11)

At the end of the Second World War, parts of the American government were somewhat enamoured of the torture techniques that Adolf Hitler had employed using his psychiatrists.  They certainly didn’t want all these wonderful years of research(and devastation) to go to waste.  So, many of these wonderful people(psychiatrists) were brought to the US of A to work for the CIA.

In the 1950s the CIA ran an operation called MK-Ultra - using LSD and other torture techniques, including ECT, for mind control experiments:

http://www.actionlyme.org/BRITISH_PSYCHIATRY.htm

“The Macy Foundation's chief LSD executive, {{Harold Abramson, }} was a psychiatric researcher at Columbia University and at the eugenics center in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York. It was Abramson who first “turned on” Frank Fremont-Smith. Abramson also gave LSD for the first time to British anthropologist Gregory Bateson, sometime husband of Margaret Mead. Then in 1959, Bateson gave LSD to Beat poet Alan Ginsburg at Stanford University, under controlled experimental conditions. Following this, Dr. Leo Hollister at Stanford gave LSD to mental patient turned author Ken Kesey and others, and thus it was said to have spread “out of the CIA's realm.”

This is interesting as most people in the 60s had no idea at the time that this whole LSD thing originated with the CIA.  Some of my compatriots at the time thought Ken Kesey was a god.  Turns out he was just a crazy man.  Even the CIA knew that thee drugs did way more damage to the mind than good.

Here is a little blurb on what the CIA was trying to do in in 1950:

Hitler’s Mind Control Experiments and How They Influenced Modern Propaganda

"Project BLUEBIRD was approved by the director of the CIA on April 20, 1950. In a 1951 memo, [11] Bluebird states that practical research was to be conducted to include these specific problems:

•Can we create by post-H [hypnotic] control an action contrary to an individual’s basic moral principles
•Can we in a matter of an hour, two hours, one day, etc., induce an H condition in an unwilling subject to such an extent that he will perform an act for our benefit?
•Could we seize a subject and in the space of an hour or two by post-H control have him crash an airplane, wreck a train, etc.?
•Can we by H and SI [sleep inducing] techniques force a subject to travel long distances, commit specified acts and return to us or bring documents or materials?
•Can we guarantee total amnesia under any and all conditions?
•Can we “alter” a person’s personality?
•Can we devise a system for making unwilling subjects into willing agents and then transfer that control to untrained agency agents in the field by use of codes or identifying signs?
•How can sodium A or P or any other sleep inducing agent be best concealed in a normal item, such as candy, cigarettes, coffee, tea, beer, medicines? [12] NB 13, 14, BB 23"

Years later there were some lawsuits - these were made public - by the people that were subjected to some of the MK-ULTRA experiments. So, these things were carried on as experiments.

Makes one wonder doesn’t it - did the CIA or whatever government agency would do this - did they just get more secretive? Look at people like Sirhan Sirhan (shot Robert Kennedy) - if these experiments were even minutely successful, then it would not be too far fetched to believe that he was controlled by the CIA in a Manchurian Candidate sort of way.

The problem with this is that most people are good and don’t believe there is that much bad in the world.  They just can’t believe that anyone could be that evil. They will watch a movie with some nasty ass bad guy but there is no connection to real life. Most people - not all - will really believe that there is no way.

Easy to shake this off as: “Oh, that is just a conspiracy theory.  You are seeing Martians.”  That would be fine except for the fact that the documents above are from the government that purports to be taking care of you.  It is not secret that psychiatric techniques have been used for torture in oppressive regimes over the last 70-80 years.  The evidence is there.  Very few people will disagree with this. They just done believe it is still going on and that their own government could be part of something so evil.

Any government that has the intention of keeping its population oppressed such as Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and many other contemporary regimes such as the US of A is very happy, ecstatic in fact, to see the whites fighting the blacks, the gays fighting the straights - as long as everyone is fighting each other they won’t see the stuff that psychiatry is really doing at the behest of the government.

I have intentionally left a few things for you to research.  Bottom line though, is, you take the fangs out of the cult of psychiatry and you will have a much calmer society.

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CONSTITUTIONAL DESTRUCTION

CONSTITUTIONAL DESTRUCTION

"For any group to engage fully and knowingly upon the destruction of the Constitution and any liberty or freedom it may guarantee is less startling than that they should also be accepted as the dominant force behind many politicians.

National Mental Health groups in any country are all members of the World Federation of Mental Health. The former president of the WFMH, the Communist Brock Chisholm, and any and all officers of this group and its 'National' Mental Health members freely confess that they have as a primary target the eradication of their country's Constitution.

In the US this is a criminal offence, to advocate the overthrow of the Constitution. But many unprincipled State and Federal politicians not only turn a blind eye upon this, but also condone illegal seizure, torture and murder of citizens by these groups. Hitler once said that his primary weapon was the “incredible”.  No one would believe what was actually being done by the Saboteur forces of the Third Reich because their plans L ron hubbardwere incredible.

These psychiatric front groups have a very thorough program of Western destruction:

1. Destruction of the Constitution.
2. Eradication of boundaries.
3. Easy seizure of anyone.
4. The 'right' to torture or kill.
5. Eradication of all churches.
6. Destruction of sexual morality.
7. Deprivation of future leaders by the creation of dope addiction in schools."

”L. Ron Hubbard, article from 9 June 1969

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Lies from Big Pharma, The FDA and psychiatry!

Lies from Big Pharma, The FDA and psychiatry!

Great article on some of the falsehoods propagated by the pharmaceutical industry.  Fourteen myths that we have been told over and over now properly debunked.

Myth # 1: 
“The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) tests all new psychiatric drugs”

False. Actually the FDA only reviews studies that were designed, administered, secretly performed and paid for by the multinational profit-driven drug companies. The studies are frequently farmed out by the pharmaceutical companies by well-paid research firms, in whose interest it is to find positive results for their corporate employers. Unsurprisingly, such research policies virtually guarantee fraudulent results."

Read the rest here:

http://www.madinamerica.com/2016/01/duty-to-warn-14-lies-that-our-psychiatry-professors-in-medical-school-taught-us/

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We should all be thankful to the field of psychiatry for proving over and over again that electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) has never helped anyone, ever, be a smarter or a better person.

Posted by greymouser in Psychiatrists

Diagnostic Labels

“We can manufacture enough diagnostic labels of normal variability of mood and thought that we can continually supply medication to you … But when it comes to manufacturing disease, nobody does it like psychiatry.”

~ Dr. Stefan Kruszewski, psychiatrist, Pennsylvania Medical Society, 2004

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Green Mental Health | Genita Petralli

“My life is dedicated to reclaiming lives from psychiatric drugs and exposing psychiatry for what it is: a gang of white collar drug pushers robbing our society of every resource that supports it right down to our future; the children. To sit on the sidelines and do nothing while I watch people suffer from the effects of psychiatric drugs is not an option.”
Genita Petralli

See more at Alternative to Meds Center

And see the Genita Petralli video clip

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It’s all in your head.

A friend of mine works construction in LA.  He talks to a lot of people – he does like to talk.  He told me a story of a woman he met about 3-4 years ago.  He had gone to her house to appraise some damage to her chimney I expect and as he is wont to do he spoke with her of many things besides the required work.  At one point she told him that she was very upset in life which made it hard to do her job and raise her kids.  She was constantly worried about things and couldn’t really pinpoint what it was that she was worried about.

Upon questioning it was discovered that this woman started each day by reading the newspaper and ended each day watching the news on television.  This was Los Angeles remember….

He asked her to do something that most people would never even consider: stop reading the newspaper and watching the news for one month.  Absolutely no “news” in her life for that amount of time.  It took a bit to get her to agree to this but he assured her that the world would not change that much in a few weeks.

She finally agreed and he .  He had asked that she call at the end of the month period.  She reached him after a week.  He was a bit concerned with her calling as he had already spent quite a bit of time calming her down and trying to convince her to stay away from the ‘news’.  But he was pleasantly surprised: She told him that she had completely kept away from the newspaper and did not watch the news on TV.  The result was that in only one week she felt completely different – she was much calmer and no longer was upset with everything in life.  In just those few days she was handling her job better and was actually enjoying life.

This is not the first story of this nature that I’ve heard and I’m sure that there are many more.

So, what does this have to do with psychiatry?

Big Pharma funds the media and obviously will tell them what can be promoted.  Do the homework – follow the money.  Look at the number of drug advertisements that are in magazines, newspapers and on television.  Money like this cannot be turned away by the media.

Also, you will find many board members crossing from Big Pharma to media conglomerates.  An example of this is: “MMR vaccine manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline has appointed to its Board the head of News International James Murdoch.”

It behooves psychiatry and Big Pharma to keep the media directed the way they want – the more upset the general population are the more drugs they will take.

Do your own research.

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Psychiatric Abuse – Book Review

“In the Name of Help: A Novel Exposing Psychiatric Abuse” By Diane Klein

name of help by diane klein

name of help by diane klein

Go to Amazon for reviews on this book.  It is a fact-based novel of psychiatric abuse.

…has the loud ring of truth about psychiatric atrocities which are continuing today in virtually every ‘mental health’ facility… — Don Weitz, Radio Producer and Co-editor of Shrink Resistant: The Struggle Against Psychiatry in Canada

Posted by greymouser in Psychiatrists

Definition and Goal of Terrorism

In this blog I will be doing some comparisons of psychiatry to terrorism. One of the first steps would be to clearly define each and their stated goals. As the subject of terrorism has been at the forefront these past few years, we’ll start there. There is no shortage of material on the net about terrorists and their goals. I found one site that has some interesting information here: Terrorism Research

First, let us define terrorism: Continue reading →

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