Fraud & Abuse in the Name of Help

May 25th, 2020

Psychologists and psychiatrists way overthink the ways that a natural human tendency or attribute can be compromised, which leaks into common thought and over-complicates one’s responses.

“Help” is a built-in attribute of spiritual beings. Because individuals have unique experiences, the ways in which help can be aberrated is likely limitless.

However, there are many aberrations which are common to a lot of people, and can thus be categorized.

The basic way Help is aberrated is pretty simple. It’s called “failed help.” That is, one tries to help another and fails; or another tries to help oneself and it fails.

From this we get all the obsessive, compulsive, repressive, and other designations of what is really just failed help, which ultimately end up as fraudulent diagnoses in the psychiatric billing bible, the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM).

The DSM even has a diagnostic category involving help itself: “Unavailability or inaccessibility of other helping agencies“; meaning that a person is considered to have a mental disorder if he is unable to access help — the implication being that psychiatry helps when all other avenues fail, clearly a false claim since psychiatry is harm and fraud in the name of help.

Because psychiatrists do not really understand this fundamental attribute nor its aberrative aspects, nor indeed how to fix it, they try to find a biological or neurological description for which they can prescribe a drug, which is how they earn a living. Unfortunately, these drugs do not cure anything, and they are addictive and have harmful side effects.

One current neurological model involves disruptions in the body’s serotonergic functions. Serotonergic means “denoting a nerve ending that releases and is stimulated by serotonin”, which is why so many psychiatric drugs play Russian Roulette with serotonin.

Since serotonin impacts every part of the body, messing with it can cause unwanted and dangerous side effects. Obviously, the body must closely regulate and balance the level of serotonin, since both a deficiency or an excess can be harmful. Psychiatric drugs which change the level of serotonin in the body and brain are thus playing with fire. It doesn’t really help at all.

These drugs mask the real cause of problems in life and debilitate the individual, so denying him or her the opportunity for real recovery and hope for the future. This is the real reason why psychiatry is a violation of human rights. Psychiatric treatment is not just a failure — it is routinely destructive to the individual and one’s mental health.

What is help, really? It is the willingness to assist. When help fails, it becomes destruction. Thus psychiatry, which cannot help, becomes bent on destruction instead.

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The Proliferation of Weed in Missouri

May 18th, 2020
As of March 2, 2020, 7,379 patients with “psychiatric disorders” had been approved in Missouri for medical marijuana. The number increases daily, and “psychiatric disorder” is the top reason out of the more than 35,000 approvals so far.

Why is this a problem?

The psychiatric industry today has jumped on the cannabis bandwagon for several reasons. Psychiatrists are embracing all things marijuana because they are getting so many patients with marijuana-related problems such as addiction and psychosis.

To the psychiatric industry, when they are not prescribing it as a “treatment”, cannabis use merely represents another pool of potential patients for other coercive and harmful treatments.

The history of psychiatry makes it clear that over many, many years they have been pushing dangerous drugs as “medicines.” We didn’t originally know about the long-term destructive effects of LSD, heroin, ecstasy, benzodiazepines, Ritalin, and so on when psychiatrists first pushed them onto an unsuspecting society.

Cannabis is no exception, as more and more psychiatrists are prescribing “medical” cannabis in spite of (or because of) the addiction problem.

Stephen Hinshaw, professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, said marijuana is a “cognitive disorganizer” that produces roughly the same effect in users as those associated with ADHD. “The active ingredient in pot, THC, causes short-term memory problems and inattention,” Hinshaw said, “the very same things you want a medicine for ADHD to help alleviate.”

Psychiatrists have been promoting cannabis for a very long time. In the 1840’s French psychiatrist Jacques-Joseph Moreau promoted marijuana as a medicine. Psychedelic drugs were studied for mental health conditions in the 1950’s and 1960’s, and a renewed push for their research and use is currently underway.

Psychiatry has invested heavily in cannabis related issues. There are 31 entries in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) related to cannabis.

Cannabis can only chemically mask problems and symptoms, it cannot and never will be able to solve problems. The true resolution of many mental difficulties begins, not with a checklist of symptoms, but with ensuring that a competent, non-psychiatric physician completes a thorough physical examination with relevant clinical tests.

People in desperate circumstances must be provided proper and effective medical care. Medical, not psychiatric, attention, good nutrition, a healthy, safe environment and activity that promotes confidence will do far more than the brutality of psychiatry’s unproven drug treatments.

Individual Results May Vary

May 11th, 2020
We noticed that many pharmaceutical ads carry the phrase “individual results may vary”, or words to that effect. Since we are already skeptical about results claimed by psychiatric drug manufacturers and prescribers, we thought we’d investigate this more thoroughly.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) makes rules and recommendations about such claims in advertising. FTC 16 CFR 255Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” is the reference. [CFR = Code of Federal Regulations]

The FTC calls an ad which touts the results of using a product an “endorsement.” It expects that any claims made for the product can be supported by a recognized expert in the field who has examined actual results for safety and efficacy.

The advertiser must either depict the generally expected consumer experience, or clearly and conspicuously disclose the typical experience a consumer can reasonably expect.

The use of the phrase “individual results may vary” is an attempt by the advertiser to “get off the hook” if the product does not produce the claimed results, and the FTC discourages the usage of this or similar qualifications.

Examining manufacturers’ fine print for their psychiatric drugs, we always see words to the effect that “we don’t really know how this drug works,” or “the exact mechanism of action is unknown.” Since they don’t know how the drug really “works”, there is no sure way to guarantee its safety and efficacy; they’re just guessing. Their “experts” then must of necessity use a “safe harbor” in their advertisements, since they cannot actually claim that the drugs work for everyone.

Of course, the drugs are just the tip of the deception. Psychiatrists must first make a diagnosis before they can prescribe a drug. The real problem, then, is that psychiatrists fraudulently diagnose life’s problems as an “illness”, and stigmatize unwanted behavior or study problems as “diseases” or “mental disorders.”

Psychiatry’s stigmatizing labels, programs and treatments are harmful junk science; their diagnoses of “mental disorders” are a hoax – unscientific, fraudulent and harmful. The psychiatric billing bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), is a fraudulent hoax designed to sell harmful and addictive drugs in order to keep vulnerable patients coming back for more treatments.

Contact your local, state and federal representatives and let them know what you think about this.
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How psychiatry Creates Racism

May 3rd, 2020
Reference:
United Nations Promoting Sustainable Development
Resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015 “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Sustainable: Of, relating to, or being a method or lifestyle for using resources so that the resources can be maintained and continued, and are not depleted or permanently damaged.

[from Old French sustenir (French: soutenir), from Latin sustineo, sustinere, from sub– (under) + teneo (hold, uphold, possess, guard, maintain)]

The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and their 169 associated targets adopted in 2015 and accepted by all Member States seek to realize the human rights of all and balance economic, social and environmental factors towards peace and prosperity for all.

To this end we examine some of the existing factors which block or inhibit the realization of these goals, and which must be eliminated so that the goals can be achieved in practice.

SDG 10Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

How Psychiatry Obstructs Target 10.2

Two largely unsuspected groups are actively and deceptively fostering racism throughout the world. The legacy of these groups includes such large-scale tragedies as the Nazi Holocaust, South Africa’s apartheid and today, the widespread disabling of millions of schoolchildren with harmful, addictive drugs — including the targeting of minority children in Special Education.

These groups are psychiatry and psychology.

For centuries, psychiatry and psychology have provided the “scientific” justification for racism. False racial theories that equated man with animals, promoted in the 19th century by the likes of psychologist Wilhelm Wundt, British psychologist Charles Darwin, and Swiss-German psychiatrist Alfred Ploetz, laid in the foundation for the false science of eugenics and race inferiority and suppression of minorities for generations to come.

Psychiatrist Frederick Goodwin, director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in the early 1990s, compared black youth living in inner cities to “hyperaggressive” and “hypersexual” monkeys in a jungle to justify putting them on psychiatric drugs.

The NIMH’s second “Violence Initiative” targeted children as young as five. Their scientific justification was to conduct research to see if African-Americans and Hispanics had a violent gene that could be controlled by psychiatric drugs. Drugs known to cause violent behavior were to be given to the children.

Today in the U.S. psychiatrists and psychologists boldly demand more research funds because African-Americans, Native American Indians and Hispanics are over-represented in the ranks of the “mentally ill,” resulting in racial minorities being introduced to a whole new level of legal, mind-altering, addictive, and violence-causing drugs.

The psychiatric profession has a profit interest in ensuring that racist ideas continue to influence our society. All psychiatric and psychological racist influence — in our courts, police departments, prisons, schools and universities — must be eradicated so that it can never again be used to oppress and degrade individuals.

Psychiatric fraud and abuse must be eradicated so that SDG 10 can occur.
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Psychiatry Cashing In On COVID-19

April 27th, 2020
Daily, we see the news that people’s “mental health” is suffering because of the restrictions and fears of COVID-19, not unrealistic given the staggering changes to their lives. But CCHR  is tracking how psychiatrists and psychologists are turning this natural response into a global mental disorder that will line their pockets from the funds they are demanding to “treat” it.
 
As CCHR has found, those marketing a “mental health crisis” are often steeped in conflicts of interest with psychiatric drug manufacturers.

An explosive article in Psychology Today just broke detailing how nearly every medical website and resource on antidepressant drug side effects have hugely downplayed the drugs’ risks, and warning of the potential excessive prescribing of antidepressants due to COVID-related stress, despite it being “wrong to view our natural fears as mental health disorders.”

All this, while a local St. Louis psychiatrist just launched a clinical trial “repurposing” an antidepressant to treat people diagnosed with COVID-19 (purportedly for health, not mental health reasons). The same antidepressant was prescribed to one of the most infamous school shooters in history and is documented to induce suicide and violence.

There’s also been an upsurge in demands for research into psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin (magic mushrooms) to become a replacement antidepressant, as the pandemic take its toll. Apparently enough time has passed that the public has forgotten what happened when psychedelics gained notoriety in the 1960s, when LSD pushed by psychiatrists spread into society as a recreational drug and started destroying lives with induced psychosis. Here again we see psychiatry, with its long history of harmful drug pushing, justifying and promoting the latest in a long line of such harmful, addictive and psychedelic drugs.

With many Americans facing unsettling times, the psychiatric-pharmaceutical industry is setting its sights on getting more drugs prescribed and more profit, while continuing to create patients-for-life due to the harmful drug side effects.

Here are some things you can do to take action against this now.
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psychiatry Creating Customers Not Cures

Missouri Mental Health Clinic Owner Sentenced to Prison

April 20th, 2020
The owner of a St. Louis-area mental health clinic was sentenced February 28, 2020 to 18 months in federal prison for billing for therapy for a patient who was already dead.

Naim Muhammad, 56, of St. Charles, pleaded guilty last November to making a false claim to Medicaid. In addition to prison time, Muhammad must pay $366,185 in restitution to the Missouri Medicaid program.

Muhammad was president of Community Behavioral Health when he billed the Missouri Medicaid program for mental health therapy services to a female patient starting on June 21, 2017. But federal prosecutors said the patient actually died on June 8, 2017. Mr. Muhammad had no psychiatric training or license.

What, did he think no one would notice? The Office of Inspector General investigated this case for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, with assistance from the Division of Professional Registration of the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance.

Mental Health Care Fraud

A significant portion of government appropriations and insurance reimbursements has been lost due to financial fraud within the mental health industry. The United States loses approximately $100 billion to healthcare fraud each year. Up to $40 billion of this is due to fraudulent practices in the mental health industry. One study of U.S. Medicaid and Medicare insurance fraud showed psychiatry to have the worst track record of all medical disciplines.

The mental health monopoly has practically zero accountability and zero liability for its failures. As experience has shown that there are many criminal mental health practitioners, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights has developed a database at www.psychcrime.org that lists people in the mental health industry who have been convicted and jailed.

There is no place for criminal intent or deed in the field of mental health. If you are aware of such malfeasance, you may wish to report what you have seen. Contact CCHR to make a report and find out what actions can be taken.
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The Insane Bloat of the Missouri Department of Mental Health Budget

April 13th, 2020

The Insane Bloat of the Missouri Department of Mental Health Budget from 1971 to 2020

Well Over $2 Billion and Rapidly Rising


Plus an additional $45 Million in the 2020 Supplemental Budget

The 2020 Supplemental Budget authorizes over $6.2 Billion extra in spending for various measures, including mental health and suicide prevention efforts that were not previously included in the regular budget. Note that the Department of Mental Health does not acknowledge that psychiatric drugs can actually cause suicide as a side effect, although the FDA most certainly recognizes this.


Under normal circumstances, the Supplemental Budget funds various governmental functions that were not fully accounted for in the regular budget, plugging holes in the state’s spending as the fiscal year draws to a close on June 30, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the scale of this year’s supplemental budget is unprecedented.


SS SCS HCS HB2014, signed by the Governor on April 10, 2020, will distribute a large portion of Missouri’s federal stimulus dollars, as well as our own state General Revenue to fund Missouri’s fight against COVID-19. Normally, the Supplemental Budget’s price tag is measured in Millions. The staggering amount of budgetary authority in this year’s Supplemental Budget is over $6.2 Billion, and includes significant additional spending by the Department of Mental Health.


Here is a breakdown of additional Department of Mental Health spending authorized in the Supplemental Budget:

Department of Mental Health Federal Stimulus Fund
 $5,075,000    For receiving and expending grants, donations, contracts, and payments
 $900,000      For suicide prevention initiatives
 $15,364,800   For funding community programs
 $8,175,000    For paying a pandemic stipend to state employees providing direct care and support to institutionalized individuals during the COVID-19 public health emergency

Department of Mental Health Federal Fund
 $970,000      For receiving and expending grants, donations, contracts, and payments 
$834,127       For funding youth community programs
 $348,724      For funding developmental disabilities services

Department of Mental Health General Revenue Fund
 $3,922,500    For paying overtime to state employees
 $200,000      To pay the state operated Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) provider tax
 $259,530      For Expense and Equipment
 $8,175,000    For paying a pandemic stipend to state employees providing direct care and support to institutionalized individuals during the COVID-19 public health emergency

$676,996      Funds to be transferred out of the State Treasury to Department of Mental Health Federal Fund From Intermediate Care Facility Intellectually Disabled Reimbursement Allowance Fund 

Total Department of Mental Health additions: $44,901,677.

The introduction and passage of legislation designed to curb psychiatric fraud and abuse can contribute to the reduction of the Department of Mental Health budget. For examples of Model Legislation, click here.

Reports show that:

  • 10% to 25% of mental health practitioners sexually abuse patients.
  • Psychiatry has the worst fraud track record of all medical disciplines.
  • The largest health care fraud suit in history [$375 million] involved the smallest sector of healthcare–psychiatry.
  • An estimated $20-$40 billion is defrauded in the mental health industry in any given year.

Download and read the full report “Massive Fraud — Psychiatry’s Corrupt Industry.”

Recommendations

  1. Establish or increase the number of psychiatric fraud investigation units to recover funds that are embezzled in the mental health system.
  2. Clinical and financial audits of all government-run and private psychiatric facilities that receive government subsidies or insurance payments should be done to ensure accountability; statistics on admissions, treatment and deaths, without breaching patient confidentiality, should be compiled for review.
  3. A list of convicted psychiatrists and mental health workers, especially those convicted and/or disciplined for fraud and sexual abuse should be kept on state, national and international law enforcement and police agencies databases, to prevent criminally convicted and/or de-registered mental health practitioners from gaining employment elsewhere in the mental health field.
  4. No convicted mental health practitioner should be employed by government agencies, especially in correctional/prison facilities or schools.
  5. The DSM and lCD (mental disorders section) should be removed from use in all government agencies, departments and other bodies including criminal, educational and justice systems.
  6. Establish rights for patients and their insurance companies to receive refunds for mental health treatment which did not achieve the promised result or improvement, or which resulted in proven harm to the individual, thereby ensuring that responsibility lies with the individual practitioner and psychiatric facility rather than the government or its agencies.
  7. None of the mental disorders in the DSM/ICD should be eligible for insurance coverage because they have no scientific, physical validation. Governmental, criminal, educational and judicial agencies should not rely on the DSM or lCD (mental disorders section).
  8. Provide funding and insurance coverage only for proven, workable treatments that verifiably and dramatically improve or cure mental health problems.

We think it is time to call psychiatry and psychology for what they are — failed pseudo sciences with no basis in fact, pseudo sciences that harm their recipients and line the pocketbooks of their practitioners.

Missouri Public Schools May Become Mental Health Clinics

April 13th, 2020
A bill in the Missouri House (HB2561), if it becomes law, would provide a state subsidy up to $40,000 to public schools to hire a mental health professional.

This is part of a nationwide psychiatric effort to turn public schools into mental health clinics, while legitimate educational professionals continue to bemoan the sorry state of public education.

The sponsor of this bill, recently elected Missouri State Representative Yolanda Young (Democrat, District 22 in Kansas City), has an impressive career as a community activist. We suspect she genuinely believes that turning schools into mental health clinics is a way to improve education.

We disagree.

Children worldwide are under extremely dangerous assault. Today, parents and teachers are also deceived in the name of improved mental health and better education. The results are devastating.

As a result of psychiatric and psychological intervention in schools, harmful behaviorist programs and psychotropic (mind-altering) drugs now decimate our schools.

According to educators, academic, knowledge–based curricula have been jettisoned in favor of psychology that places so-called “mental health,” emotions and belief systems above educational outcomes.

Drugging children with addictive, violence-causing mind-altering psychotropic drugs, particularly in low-income neighborhoods, is the “mental health” currently being employed by the psychiatric mental health industry. The false rationale is, the drugged kids will now be able to compete with children from wealthier families who attend better schools.

Psychiatric drugs and psychological programs have been implicated in increasing child violence. Skyrocketing youth suicide rates have also followed in the wake of widespread psychiatric, drug–based, child programs. Meddling with the brains of children via these harmful and addictive chemicals, and fraudulent “mental health” programs, constitutes criminal assault, and it’s time it was recognized for what it is.

Contact your state legislators and tell them what you think about this.

Alexa Is Listening For Your Own Good

April 5th, 2020
Recently I was at my sister’s house and I told a joke that had the word “suicide” in it. Unbidden, Alexa started to tell us how to call a suicide hotline. For a moment I half expected the police to barge in and take me away.

You see, in Missouri and all other states, involuntary commitment “for your own good” is the law.

According to the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo) state law 192.2465, when a peace officer has probable cause to believe that an adult will suffer an imminent likelihood of serious physical harm if not immediately placed in a medical facility the officer may summarily take the person against their will to a psychiatric hospital.

Missouri law euphemistically calls this “civil detention”; also known as civil commitment or involuntary commitment.

There is a religious exemption, so CCHR recommends that you execute a Living Will (Letter of protection from psychiatric incarceration and/or treatment) that expresses this.

Involuntary Commitment

Can this really happen in America today? Can this happen in a country where even criminals are set free if they are not given their rights, where the strongest Constitution in man’s history guarantees the individual his liberties? It not only can, but it does. The fact is, more than 1.5 million U.S. citizens per year become the next victim of involuntary incarceration in a psychiatric hospital, forced to undergo dangerous and harmful treatments against their will. And there’s nothing they can do about it.

This less-than-charitable “concern for the troubled individual” yields the psychiatric industry upwards of $25 billion per year. And it is ultimately financed by the unwitting taxpayer who, more likely than not, has never even heard of involuntary commitment procedures.

While involuntary commitment laws enrich the psychiatric industry, they not only deprive individuals of their freedom of choice, but milk millions of health insurance dollars annually from private, state, national and military health plans. And while psychiatrists and psychiatric hospitals are today being investigated nationally and in state hearings for insurance fraud, mistreatment of patients, sexual violations and other crimes, the crux of their power — involuntary commitment laws — receives no focused attention.

Contact your state legislators and tell them what you think about this.

For more information download and read the full CCHR reportInvoluntary Psychiatric Commitment — A Crack In The Door Of Constitutional Freedoms“.
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Covid-19 Get A Grip On It

March 30th, 2020
Looking at the News the past several weeks, it seems like every single mental health facility, psychologist and psychiatrist in the country is advertising their services for people with anxiety about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Overall, the number of Americans on drugs used to treat mental trauma has substantially increased since 2001; more than one?in?five adults was on at least one of these drugs in 2010, up 22 percent from ten years earlier. We can only suppose that has continued to increase into present time; the latest data from 2017 shows over 32 million Americans taking anti-anxiety drugs.

Anti-Anxiety Drugs

Anti-anxiety drugs can cause hallucinations, delusional thinking, confusions, aggression, violence, hostility, agitation, irritability, depression and suicidal thinking. They are also some of the most difficult drugs to withdraw from.

There have been 39 warnings from 8 countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States) and the European Union warning that anti-anxiety drugs cause harmful side effects. There are 79 studies from 19 countries (Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States) showing that anti-anxiety drugs cause harmful side effects.

Many people who have taken psychiatric drugs have found out the withdrawal effects of the drugs can persist for months, even years after they stop taking them. No one should attempt withdrawal from psychiatric drugs without a doctor’s supervision due to the potential for serious withdrawal symptoms.

Recommendations

CCHR recommends a full, searching medical examination by a non-psychiatric health care professional, with appropriate clinical tests, to determine if there are undetected and untreated medical conditions that could be causing or contributing to mental distress.

It has been known for a long time that certain kinds of infections are known to cause mental symptoms, but they are rarely considered during psychiatric examinations and diagnosis. Be very wary of any psychiatrist or psychologist who claims you have a mental illness when you are suffering from some infectious disease.

This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease; mental symptoms can be caused by many different conditions, so see a qualified health care practitioner (not a psychiatrist) who can perform legitimate clinical tests.

Be prudent, lawful, observant, helpful — basically just be the good people you know you should be anyway!

Download and read “The Role of Infections in Mental Illness” by Frank Strick here.
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