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Style Is As Style Does

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Style is the FORM of something.

The word “style” means:
— a distinctive manner of expression or behavior or conduct
— a distinctive quality, form, or type of something
[from Latin stilus, “spike, stem, stylus”]

FASHION is a prevailing style.

A LIFESTYLE is the typical way of life of an individual, group, or culture.

Style In Psychiatry

“Style” appears in the psychiatric billing bible Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as “Problem related to lifestyle.” With no discussion other than its indication as a billable medical diagnosis, it leaves its interpretation and treatment solely to the opinion of the psychiatrist.

There are suggestions that this diagnosis may be related to problems with physical exercise, diet and eating habits, sexual behavior, gambling, and sleeping patterns; although these have evolved to their own entries in the DSM or ICD (the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases).

Other psychiatric discussions name such things as “parenting style” or “attachment style” when dealing with people’s relationships with others. And psychiatric debates have occurred over whether compulsive shopping for the latest styles should be considered a sign of mental illness.

Now we see that “lifestyle” is being re-defined by the psychiatric industry as a mental illness.

Psychiatric Redefinition of Terms

There is a long history of psychiatry redefining terms to create more advantage for their industry. In their anxiety to keep their failures explained while they lobby governments for more funds, psychiatry continually redefines key words relating to the mind and mental trauma. Psychiatry tries to describe instead of cure; witness the DSM, which is all description and no cures. As a matter of fact, Norman Sartorius, president of the World Psychiatric Association in 1994 said, “The time when psychiatrists considered that they could cure the mentally ill is gone. In the future the mentally ill have to learn to live with their illness.”

The first version of the DSM in 1952 listed 112 disorders. DSM-IV in 1994 listed 374 disorders. The current revision DSM-5 from 2013 has 955 line items.

With the DSM, anyone can be said to have some form of insanity just by saying a big word, leaving the psychiatrist as an “authority” who can only label and not cure. The government billions given to psychiatry bought no cures but only a lot of big words and how they are all incurable.

One should certainly prefer a cure rather than a label. A cure is “Patients recovering and being sent, sane, back into society as productive individuals.” A label leads to no cure, topped off with harmful and addictive psychotropic drugs, or barbaric and damaging “treatments” such as electroconvulsive therapy or psycho-surgery.


1. Mental health homes must be established to replace coercive psychiatric institutions. These must have medical diagnostic equipment, which non-psychiatric medical doctors can use to thoroughly examine and test for all underlying physical problems that may be manifesting as disturbed behavior. Government and private funds should be channeled into this rather than abusive psychiatric institutions and programs that have proven not to work.

2. Establish rights for patients and their insurance companies to receive refunds for psychiatric 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 with the government or its agencies.

3. Government, criminal, educational, judicial and other social agencies should not rely on the DSM and no legislation should use this as a basis for determining the mental state, competency, educational standard or rights of any individual.

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How psychiatry Harms Marine Life

Monday, September 28th, 2020

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 14Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Target 14.1: By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.

How Psychiatry Obstructs Target 14.1
We addressed this largely in SDG Target 6.3 when we discussed the fact that pharmaceuticals are increasingly prevalent in our drinking water. Now we see that the same problem can occur for planetary water as well, since the oceans and marine life are susceptible to psychiatric drug contamination as well as our drinking water supply.

Some relevant quotes:
Pharmaceuticals are emitted from our bodies, homes, and factories, entering waterways and accumulating in fish, bugs, mollusks, crustaceans, birds, and warm-blooded animals. … But medicinal compounds have also been detected in remote environments, imbuing surface waters even in Antarctica.”

And another relevant quote:
“And there’s a growing pile of evidence suggesting this ‘soup’ of antidepressants and their break-down products is taking its toll on marine life.”

Just Google “psychiatric drugs in the ocean” for many more quotes.

The truth about psychiatric drugs is that their bad effects harm more than just people. But lest we forget, harmful and addictive drugs are themselves only the side effects of the more serious issue: The real problem is that psychiatrists fraudulently diagnose life’s problems as an “illness”, and stigmatize unwanted behavior or study problems as “diseases.” 

Psychiatry’s stigmatizing labels, programs and treatments are all harmful junk science; their diagnoses of “mental disorders” are a hoax — unscientific, fraudulent and harmful. All psychiatric treatments, not just psychiatric drugs, are dangerous.


The World Health Organization, created by the United Nations in 1948, funded in part by $553 million dollars annually from the United States government (roughly 31% of the WHO’s budget), is a prime offender in terms of psychiatric abuse.

[Note: On April 14, 2020, the President of the United States suspended U.S. contributions to the World Health Organization pending an investigation by the Administration of the organization’s failed response to the COVID-19 outbreak.]

In spite of any efforts that WHO and the UN may take throughout the world, it remains that the mental disorders section of the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD), like the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), both used as the final word on sanity, insanity, and so-called mental illness, are used by psychiatrists to diagnose fraudulent mental illnesses leading to massive over-drugging with harmful and addictive psychiatric drugs which are finding their way into the marine environment with disastrous results.

Psychiatric fraud and abuse must be eradicated so that SDG 14 can occur.

Play a Video Game for ADHD

Monday, August 10th, 2020

The FDA has approved a video game as a prescription “treatment” for ADHD.

The video game, called EndeavorRx from Akili Interactive Labs and approved on June 15, 2020, is prescription only and aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 12 with certain diagnoses of ADHD, specifically “children ages 8-12 years old with primarily inattentive or combined-type ADHD, who have a demonstrated attention issue.”

Of course, they recommend using harmful and addictive psychiatric drugs along with it.

We believe they approved it so that it can be marketed as an ADHD therapy, thus giving it a built-in patient base, and expanding upon the burgeoning digital entrepreneurship of the psychiatric industry.

Consistent with the FDA’s handling of psychiatric drugs, they list a series of possible side effects: frustration, headache, dizziness, emotional reaction and aggression. No surprises there.

Video Game Disorder

On the other hand, there has been a distinct effort in the psychiatric industry to make video-game-playing itself a mental illness.

The psychiatric industry has long attempted to make games the subject of mental disorders, so they can prescribe harmful psychotropic drugs and other fraudulent psychiatric treatments and make some money off of it. The International Classification of Diseases Revision 11 (ICD-11) has a category called “Gaming disorder”, in which a person is labeled mentally ill for persistently playing digital or video games.

What do you think? Can they have it both ways? Can they recommend a video game as a mental health treatment on the one hand, and say that playing video games is a mental disorder on the other hand? We think not. We think psychiatry is just demonstrating its basic purpose to harm and defraud.

ADHD is a Fraudulent Diagnosis

This is all not even to mention that ADHD is a fraudulent diagnosis. In 1987, “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) was literally voted into existence by a show of hands of American Psychiatric Association members and included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Within a year, 500,000 children in America alone were diagnosed with this.

ADHD actually represents the spontaneous behaviors of normal children. When these behaviors become age-inappropriate, excessive or disruptive, the potential causes are limitless, including: boredom, poor teaching, inconsistent discipline at home, reading difficulty, tiredness, street drugs, nutritional deficiency, toxic overload, and many kinds of underlying physical illness.

Perhaps playing a video game can help relieve some of these symptoms; but making it prescription only? We think that’s just a ploy to corner a market. How transparent can you get?

Since there are no valid clinical tests which can prove the existence of ADHD as a mental disorder, there are equally no clinical tests which can show if playing a video game cures it. The whole effort is a hoax.

No one denies that people can have difficult problems in their lives, that at times they can be mentally unstable, subject to unreasonable depression, anxiety or panic. Mental health care is therefore both valid and necessary. However, the emphasis must be on workable mental healing methods that improve and strengthen individuals and thereby society by restoring people to personal strength, ability, competence, confidence, stability, responsibility and spiritual well-being. Psychiatric drugs and other psychiatric treatments are not workable.

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Psychiatric Morphology

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Psychiatric Morphology

Morphology: the study of the form and structure of something (from Greek morphe, form.)

We have been seeing a recent spate of media about the jam the psycho-pharmaceutical industry has placed itself in, and how that came to be. Many news and magazine articles, radio and TV programs are discussing the history and morphology of psychiatry, the ridiculous fraudulent nature of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and the epidemic of harmful and addictive psychiatric drug use across this nation and the world.

This is not limited to the United States. Much of the rest of the world uses the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in the same manner as the U.S. uses the DSM. ICD has the same kind of silly characterizations for mental distress as the DSM, such as “mental disorders” related to one’s difficulty reading, spelling, doing arithmetic; and other categories that the rest of us just know as stress such as disaster, war and other hostilities; smoking, drinking, “lack of physical exercise,” “inappropriate diet,” “lack of relaxation or leisure;” and indeed even for other peoples’ problems such as a “family history of mental and behavioural disorders.” Yes, one can be labeled with a mental disorder because someone else in one’s family was so labeled; we call this the eugenics of psychiatry.

An August 2nd article by Will Self in the United Kingdom’s Guardian News, “Psychiatrists: the drug pushers,” is an example of the recurrent backlash against psychiatric fraud and abuse. Here are a few choice quotes:

“What do psychiatrists have to offer … beyond their capacity to legally administer psychoactive drugs, and in some cases forcibly confine those they deem to be mentally ill?”

“… only psychiatry deals in mandatory social care and legal sanction.”

“Yet while the regime under which those diagnosed with mental pathologies has changed immensely in the last half-century, the prognosis remains no better. Some say that it is manifestly worse.”

This is what we would like to address in our morphology of psychiatry: the fact that, even with the many changes the psychiatric industry trumpets over the last fifty or hundred years, the bottom line is that psychiatry’s reliance on brutality and coercion has not changed since the moment it was born.

Without any ability to cure, psychiatrists have always relied on intimidation, force and fear to control those they claim to help. Because of its history of cruel and unworkable treatments, psychiatry is the ugly stepchild of medicine, and must enforce its treatments on the helpless in order to exist at all.

The pseudoscientific ideology of eugenics, the theory that human beings could be selectively bred to encourage desirable traits and weed out the undesirable, was spread by psychiatrists as blatant racism that justifies shoddy treatment of poor people and ethnic minorities. Between 11 and 17 million people were murdered during the Holocaust, all judged eugenically “inferior” and marked for death. And psychiatrists designed the entire machinery and, in some cases, ran it.

The psychiatric ideology of eugenics embraced by Nazi psychiatrists was never abolished after the end of Hitler’s Third Reich, but has continued to present day, and is evident in the ICD’s classification for “family history of mental and behavioural disorders.” For the proof, watch the CCHR documentary, “The Age of Fear – Psychiatry’s Reign of Terror,” and show it to your family, friends and associates.