Relentless and Tragic Marketing: Psychiatric Drugs from Before the Cradle to the Grave

by John Breeding, PhD and Amy Philo

Working with others, we strive to alleviate distress and to support and enhance the personal growth, transformation, individuation, self-determination, and clear and expanded awareness of individuals. Necessity dictates that we also spend a lot of time challenging aspects of the mental health profession that do the opposite—creating more distress, suppressing growth and transformation, violating self-determination, and dulling and blinding awareness. We call it psychiatric oppression, the systematic, institutionalized mistreatment of those judged as “mentally ill.” This essay focuses especially on the ever expanding encroachment of psychiatric oppression to more and more of the population, and to individuals who are less and less in need of actual help. This encroachment takes the form of mass marketing for psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry. One key aspect of oppression theory is the claim to virtue. For psychiatric oppression that claim is the notion that mentally ill people need their treatment; its growing extension is the concept of prevention, that potentially mentally ill people need treatment as well!

The Regressive Progression: Treatment to Prevention

“An ounce of prevention is a pound of cure.” Like all great aphorisms, this one, often associated with Ben Franklin, holds wisdom and is partly true, based on assumption. In this case, one must assume the role of victim of unnecessary malady that necessitates a cure…and that there is a felt connection or empathic relatedness to the one who suffers malady. Where these assumptions are not met, the aphorism is false. To wit, for the giant corporation of Halliburton and its government and military operations group, or for the mercenary army of Blackwater, going to war is worth a great deal more than diplomacy.

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Dr. Fred Baughman Comments on Schizophrenia Article

Dr. Baughman’s comments appear in bold below.

Schizophrenia Not Caused by Genes, Scientist Says
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 by: David Gutierrez
Key concepts: Schizophrenia, Genes and Genetics

(NaturalNews) There is no connection between schizophrenia and the genes most commonly believed to cause the condition, according to a study conducted by 23 researchers from Australia, France and the United States, and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Since the 1970s, psychiatrists have argued over whether genetics or the environment contributes more to the development of schizophrenia.

FB: When psychiatry maintains psychiatric “diseases” are genetic, this means an abnormal gene, genes or chromosomes is defective resulting in a physical disorder/disease/abnormality of the brain. In medicine (unlike psychiatry) the physical abnormality = disorder = disease is discovered first, tests are devised to prove the presence of that abnormality = disorder = disease, and, thereafter a causal gene/genes is sought. In psychiatry unlike all other branches of medicine and pathology (diseases), they never have an objective abnormality = disorder = disease = abnormal phenotype to begin with. Rather, psychiatrists call mixtures of subjective emotions and behaviors diseases and do automated genome searches which always show “associations” but never an absolute causal correlation, because no behavioral entities are or could possibly be due to a single defective gene or chromosome. They are normal phenomena in all human beings whether they are normal (disease-free) or have an incidently disease. Aware they have proved nothing they create a sham literature of such associations, and illusions of disease that they call proof. The fraud crumbles when they are forever unable to objectively demonstrate an abnormality/disorder/disease/disease phenotype.

In the current study, researchers examined the connection between the occurrence of schizophrenia and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) – a minor difference in DNA. A total of 433 SNPs were examined among people of European descent.

“We did not detect a significant association of schizophrenia with SNPs in 14 candidate genes that have been of great interest to the field,” the authors wrote. “Our results suggest that, taken together, common DNA variants in these 14 genes are unlikely to explain a large proportion of the genetic risk for schizophrenia in populations of European ancestry.”

“Many people have dedicated their life to the genetics of schizophrenia, and they are not going to now turn around and they have been wrong.”

FB: Having proved nothing they persist in claiming, and in searching for a “genetic risk,” a defective gene. Believe them and you cannot help but believe there is an physical abnormality/disease/phenotype caused by the “genetic risk” we/they are at.

FB: They will continue genetics research and all sorts of bio-medical research, not because they have any actual diseases to research, but to expand on their sham biological literature, all the time strengthening the illusion that psychiatric entities are abnormalities = disorders = diseases = disease phenotypes, when no such things exist. In calling all emotional and behavioral problems diseases, and all persons with them “diseased” what we have is the the greatest health care fraud of all time. ADHD, unheard of in the 70’s, now an epidemic of 7 millions (adults included) is their prototypical, most successful of all invented, contrived, fraudulent diseases and epidemics.

Yet research into the genetics of schizophrenia is likely to continue, Joseph said.

In an accompanying editorial, Steven Hamilton of the University of California’s Institute for Human Genetics called the study the “most comprehensive” examination of the link between schizophrenia and genetics to date.

“The reason that this latest study did not find evidence for a gene is that there are no such genes,” said Jay Joseph, author of “The Missing Gene:Psychiatry, Heredity, and the Fruitless Search for Genes.”

“For 25 years, psychiatry has been looking for a schizophrenia gene,” he said. “They keep failing.”

“Research has never shown any link between genes and schizophrenia, “Research has never shown any link between genes and schizophrenia,” saidMary Boyle, emeritus professor of clinical psychology from the University of East London. “There has been a vast amount of time and money spent. Yet nothing has come from it. If people want to continue this research, good.”