Turning Normal into a Mental Illness

03According to the psychiatrist’s bible – the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), nonconformity, arrogance, narcissism, above average creativity, cynicism and antisocial behavior are no longer quirks – they are officially a mental illness.  

The DSM has turned everyday life into a mental illness:  If your kids throw temper tantrums they are suffering from Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder.  If you ever have a senior moment you’re suffering from a mild neurocognitive disorder.  If you have excessive thoughts or feelings about pain or discomfort, you’re suffering from somatic symptom disorder, even if all that pain and discomfort involves cancer or other debilitating disease.  If you over eat at least once a week you are now officially a binge eater. 

One “mental illness” that caught my eye is Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) something every parent would recognize as simply being a teenager.  Symptoms include an “ongoing pattern of disobedience, hostile, defiant behavior that includes questioning of authority,  negativity, and argumentativeness, frequent outburst of anger, and easily annoyed.”  Sounds like a teenager to me. 

While their diagnostic guidelines for this disorder are written for children,  they will not let adults off the hook. If you don’t like government, or lying, or politicians, or question partisan laws, or hate seeing your country shoved into full-blown Marxism, guess what – you’re crazy also. 

Apparently the American Psychiatric Association has been anointed by God to make the determination on what is normal.  Personally I don’t trust them, at least not since they decided that people who molest children are not mentally ill.  According to the DSM, there must be other problems because no one would believe that pedophilia, the desire to molest innocent children, is a mental illness in and of itself. 

Doctors are using the DSM to diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to dope our children for being normal. Virtually every child  shows  “symptoms of ADHD,” especially during the terrible twos, the “NO” threes and “I don’t want to” fours.  There is no such thing as an average child at any age.  Kids develop at different rates.  Some just take a little longer to focus their attention and restrain their impulses. And in the case of some males, it could take 20 or 30 years.  

Yet the APA is using what we once referred to as normal to diagnose our child as mentally ill, a diagnosis that will follow them throughout their life,  so that doctors can drug them into zombie land because no one has the patience or wants to take the time to deal with them.  No one seems to care that children and adolescents are at high risk of suicide when using antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs.

During the 1960’s and 70’s the Soviet Union Communist Party used their intolerance for nonconformity to party line as mental illness.  Think about it, perfectly healthy people could be deemed psychotic simply for their political views.  Sound familiar?  What better way to discredit and detain activists and dissents?

Anyone who failed to follow party line was isolated, forcibly medicated and received repressive therapy.  It was a powerful message to the masses to toe the line, or else. As Nikita Khrushchev noted in 1959, it should be impossible for people in a communist society to have an anti-communist consciousness, and “Of those who might start calling for opposition to Communism on this basis, we can say that clearly their mental state is not normal.”

Am I suggesting that our government is using the APA to control the population?  No, well, maybe. Considering everything that is going on in our nation today – the lies, the propaganda, the quagmire that we once called government, the unscientific mandates for a pandemic that isn’t, the left-wing agenda to destroy America’s freedom –  I certainly wouldn’t put it past them.  But what do I know?

When Gary Greenberg, a psychotherapists and author of The Book of Woe wrote that the pharmaceutical industry influence has contributed to turning normal conditions into diseases so that drugs could be prescribed, the panel that wrote the DSM totally dismissed his claims as nonsense, as they so aptly reminded everyone, they had agreed in advance not to “collect more than $10,000 from the pharmaceutical companies in the calendar year preceding publication of any new manual.” 

They’re starting to sound like politicians.  We don’t take bribes – it doesn’t matter how many millions we took previously or will take once the book is published.  Ignore that man behind the curtain!  The ugly truth is that as more and more individuals are diagnosed with these new mental illnesses, the more money pharmaceutical companies make in profits, profits that they gladly use to grease the palms of the APA and its members.  

For decades, big Pharma has been successful in convincing us that depression and anxiety,  not to mention normal human emotions such as sadness, shyness, and stress, can be alleviated with a pill. While there is certainly a place for pharmaceuticals in the treatment of mental illness, drugs are not always the answer and certainly they are not a panacea for all that ails us.

Many of these drugs pushed by the APA  have serious side effects, including worsening depression, anxiety and violent ideation that can lead to murder and suicide.  Suicides, prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths have become a public health emergency and mental disorders have become the second most common cause of disability.  All in the name of the almighty dollar!

source:  New Psychiatric Manual, DSM-5 Faces Criticism for Turning Normal Human Problems into Mental Illness, Daily News;  In Bed With Big Pharma by Tyger Latham, Psy.D, Psychology Today; Psychiatric Drugs and Violence: a Review of FDA data by Robert Whitaker, Psychology Today; Big Pharma’s Manufactured Epidemic by Alan Schwarz and Gareth Cook, Scientific America; How the Soviets Used their own Twisted Version of Psychiatry to Suppress Political Dissent by George Dvorsky, GIZMODO


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