If you talk to God…

If you talk to God, you are praying;
If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.

–Thomas S. Szasz, The Second Sin,
Anchor/Doubleday, Garden City, NY. 1973, Page 113.

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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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Natural Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

“The story of Truehope began with one father’s desperate desire to save his children.”

The pharmaceutical industry would have you believe their drugs are the only cure for mankind’s mental ills. And when someone discovers a more effective way to help people without the harmful side effects of things like suicide and death then organizations such as Heath Canada deems it necessary to stop real help.

Please take some time to read through TrueHope’s website and do what you can to support their efforts to fight the good fight.

TrueHope and EMPowerplus

More great information in the Lethbridge Herald and True Hope’s battle with Health Canada.

Posted by greymouser in Articles on Abuses

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

Hippocratic Oath (Modern and Original Versions)

I’m including the Hippocratic Oath here so that one can understand the original standard that has been set for the medical field.  Please note that psychiatrists are trained medical doctors and should be abiding by this code as would any other doctor.  If this standard were to be adhered to by both doctors and psychiatrists, Continue reading →

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Prison Cartoon

KGB? CIA? Terrorists?

KGB? CIA? Terrorists?

Posted by greymouser in Cartoons

Teen Screening and Depression Screening

As my kids grow I try as much as possible to expose them to cultural references that I think are valuable.  Obviously, these are things that I think are valuable but I do like to think that I’ve learned something in all my years.  I was talking to my youngest son about a couple of books the other day along this line.  Continue reading →

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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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The Head Shrinker – A Poem

I thought that I’d get my head shrunk,
but the psychiatrist’s methods just stunk.
He gave me a pill, said so long to ya chum,
and my mind just went vacant and numb.

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