Psychs Accused of Giving Drugs to Yeshiva Students to Curb Sexual Thoughts

The Israeli Health Ministry reportedly investigated four psychiatrists after a television report said they had prescribed drugs to ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students, including minors, to inhibit their sexual desires.

A yeshiva is a Jewish education establishment that focuses on traditional Jewish religious studies of the Talmud, the Torah, and  Halacha (Jewish law).

Some formerly ultra-Orthodox men said they were given heavy anti-psychotic or antidepressant drugs strictly for their side effects, namely to lower their libido, after admitting to having sexual thoughts.

Psychiatry’s Assault on Religion

Religions face an insidious assault that is not only sapping their spiritual and material strength, but in some cases threatens their very survival.

Psychiatrists first sought to replace religion with their “soulless science” in the late 1800’s. In 1940, psychiatry openly declared its anti-religion plans when British psychiatrist John Rawling Rees, a co–founder of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), spoke of psychiatry infiltrating the Church.

Another co–founder of the WFMH, Canadian psychiatrist G. Brock Chisholm, reinforced this master plan in 1945 when he spoke about freeing the race from crippling religious values.

As a result of psychiatry’s subversive plan for religion, the concepts of good and bad behavior, right and wrong conduct and personal responsibility have taken such a beating that people today have few or no guidelines for checking, judging or directing their behavior. The consequences have been devastating for both society and religion.

Until recently, it was religion that provided man with the moral and spiritual markers necessary for him to create and maintain civilizations of which he could be proud. Religion provides the inspiration needed for a life of higher meaning and purpose.

It is flatly wrong for psychiatrists to interfere in religious matters, especially when it involves prescribing harmful and addictive psychiatric drugs to coerce moral values.

Psychiatry has a history of luring religions into handing over their sexually disturbed adherents for “professional help.” Yet psychiatrists and psychologists have the worst record of sexual abuse of all healing professions. Ten percent of psychiatrists and psychologists worldwide admit to sexually abusing their patients.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the psychiatric billing bible, has many diagnostic entries related to sex. It is obviously a big part of their practice. But witness the bias here — even a victim of sexual abuse is considered to have a mental disorder.

And the DSM attacks religion directly with the diagnostic entry “Religious or spiritual problem”. A psychiatrist can diagnose a person with a mental disorder if they express any difficulties with religious matters. And the usual “treatment” is a psychiatric drug. In the case of the yeshiva students, drugs were used to enforce specific behaviors.

Psychiatry and psychology have consistently asserted that people should be salvaged from the chains of religious upbringing. Religious leaders and their parishioners should take back control of their religions from psychiatry and psychology in order to return to a morally and spiritually strong society.

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