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Friday, December 14, 2012

On The Couch With Nanny

I was gemused, but not particularly surprised, to read this article in Natural News which states that virtually every emotion we now have is classified by psychiatrists as a mental disorder.
"The industry of modern psychiatry has officially gone insane. Virtually every emotion experienced by a human being -- sadness, grief, anxiety, frustration, impatience, excitement -- is now being classified as a "mental disorder" demanding chemical treatment (with prescription medications, of course).

The new, upcoming DSM-5 "psychiatry bible," expected to be released in a few months, has transformed itself from a medical reference manual to a testament to the insanity of the industry itself.

"Mental disorders" named in the DSM-5 include "General Anxiety Disorder" or GAD for short. GAD can be diagnosed in a person who feels a little anxious doing something like, say, talking to a psychiatrist. Thus, the mere act of a psychiatrist engaging in the possibility of making a diagnoses causes the "symptoms" of that diagnoses to magically appear
The article goes on to quote Allen Frances who chaired the DSM-IV that was released in 1994. He now admits it was a huge mistake that has resulted in the mass over diagnosis of people who are actually quite normal. The DSM-IV:
"...inadvertently contributed to three false epidemics -- attention deficit disorder, autism and childhood bipolar disorder,"
Quite so!

How convenient for Nanny, and those companies contracted by her to produce little pills, that every emotion that we now have should be treated with a tablet.

Far better that we are drugged into a state of passive lethargy, rather than be driven by the creative and rebellious forces that lead to great works of art, scientific discovery and political/social revolution!

Van Gogh would have been drugged by Nanny into a state of non creativity.

Aldous Huxley foresaw such a society (its s people drugged by Soma) in"Brave New World".

In order to function and live life to the full as humans we have to experience emotions and moods, no matter how painful some of them are.

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  1. Anonymous11:22 AM

    And each and every mild disorder has to have a name and be recognized.

    ADHT for instance, because it is no longer politically correct to have a kid that is a right little cunt.

  2. Yes we do like to label people.
    It should be noted that, if a parent or school can get a kid "statemented" they will be able to receive extra benefits or funding. This, I suspect, accounts for the epidemics of the aforementioned disorders.

    Although I spent my professional career in forensic psychiatry treating the mad and bad, I found from my own observation during my school days in the 1950s and 1960s, that many of today's "disorders" were managed/cured by strong, non PC teachers that carried thin sticks with them.

    I suspect there is a real rise in the number of the "worried well" and this may be put down to the stress of living in modern Britain and the fact that people can go to the doctors for free whereas, we had to pay half a crown and that made people think twice before booking an appointment. It is my view that too many GPs, because of Nanny's targets, are far too keen to get the patient in, issue a prescription in order to get onto the next patient. NHS GP appointments are far too short and does not allow the GP to talk to the patient to find out the real, underlying problems.
    I also worry that too few GPs know how to conduct a mental health state assessment.

  3. @Tonk - I 'worry' - that far to many "alternative therapists" - counsellors - advisors &c - DO 'know' how to conduct such an assessment - but may work on the principle that "You think you have a problem - I get rewarded (in cash or kudos) on the basis of how many "Positives" I can find.

    1. Tonk.2:40 PM


      I fear you may be right!

      Too many fringe therapists know how to conduct an interview for their own gain, be it power or payment.
      I still feel that too few GPs know how to conduct a mental health assessment for the benefit of their patients. In my experience, GPs are good at physical problems, but fall short when it comes to mental health problems. Having said that, I am sure some GPs are shit hot when it comes to mental health.

  4. Anonymous4:58 AM

    Tony Bliar - sane ???????