by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
Americans love their drugs.
We are some of the most medicated people on the face of the planet, which means that this will not be a popular article, because I will expose people’s idols, showing how evil Big Pharma is, and how they maintain control over the U.S. population through people’s addiction to these prescription drugs.
The latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), psychiatry’s “bible” that gives them the “authority” to prescribe drugs for “mental disorders,” is scheduled to be updated this month (March 2022) with new “disorders” that psychiatrists can now prescribe drugs for, which will undoubtedly put more people on their psyche drugs now.
The first thing to understand when it comes to the DSM is that there is not one single “mental disorder” that can be diagnosed by a laboratory test. These disorders are voted upon by the leaders in the field of psychiatry.
Therefore, to accept their diagnosis of a “mental disorder,” is to put your trust in them, to believe in them and their alleged “expertise” on mental health.
Adding new diagnoses to the DSM also weaponizes medical tyrants allowing them to commit people, most often seniors, to medical institutions against their will, and then have a judge award that “mentally disabled” person to the State, where the State can then seize all their assets and liquidate them to pay the patient’s medical bills.
This is adult medical kidnapping, and it happens in this country every day, about 3x more often than children being medically kidnapped and forced into Foster Care.
A study published in 2018 found that about 1.3 million adults representing over $50 billion of their assets were currently confined in medical institutions all across this country against their will, by having a judge deem them “mentally incompetent,” and then having a court-order guardian basically take over their entire lives, by prescribing drugs to “cure” them while seizing their estates, even if the family had a medical power of attorney in place. See:
See this article that we also published in 2018:
Trump Administration Continues Practice of Blocking Attempts to Investigate Elder Abuse – Adult Medical Kidnapping
Psychiatry also plays a huge role in medically kidnapping children, as a school teacher or official, or a social worker, can recommend a psychiatric diagnosis of a child, and then have drugs prescribed, and if the parents disagree, they are charged with medical neglect and their children are taken away from them and awarded to the custody of the State. And State-appointed Foster Parents have no choice over what drugs their foster children are ordered to take, because they are wards of the State.
So an update to the book that makes all of this “legal,” the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), will undoubtedly lead to more medical tyranny, and more medical kidnappings.
New additions to the DSM this month will reportedly include excessive grief, racism, and new guidelines for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which will basically make childhood a mental disorder.
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) reports:
The U.S. Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5, being updated in March 2022) and ICD-11 have redefined and categorized ADHD as a “neurodevelopmental disorder,” making it appear to be a neurological or brain-based physical disease when scientific evidence does not substantiate this.
Dr. Fred Baughman, Jr., a retired pediatric neurologist and author of The ADHD Fraud: How Psychiatry Makes “Patients” of Normal Children, said that psychiatric associations representing ADHD as a biologic abnormality of the brain is “neurobiological propaganda” because “psychiatry has never validated ADHD as a biologic entity.”
Prof. Allen Frances, the former Chairman of the DSM-IV Task Force said that the DSM-IV, published in 1994, already created “false epidemics” of ADHD. He wrote that twenty years later, “The rate of ADHD in the U.S. has tripled to a ridiculously inflated 11%. Sales of ADHD medications are approaching an obscenely profitable $10 billion a year.” Frances was forthright about how diagnoses such as ADHD are determined: “There are no objective tests in psychiatry—no X-ray, laboratory or exam finding that says definitively that someone does or does not have a mental disorder….” Inclusion of a disorder in the DSM is by consensus vote.
As such, the fact that ICD-11 and DSM-5 claim ADHD is neurobiological is misleading for parents who could erroneously believe that their child has a faulty brain requiring “medication” rather than an issue which can be handled with behavioral, dietary and educational solutions.
Dr. Baughman adds that children have also been led to “believe they have something wrong with their brains that makes it impossible for them to control themselves without a pill.”
In saying that, he is not saying that children do not sometimes have trouble with their behavior, focusing, or their emotions; it just simply isn’t neurobiological. (Source.)
The drug companies profiting from these drugs are not only targeting parents, but children themselves in an effort to convince them that there is something wrong with them, and that they need their toxic drugs to treat their “illness.”
A wave of startup companies are using TikTok ads and loosened prescription regulations to sell stimulant treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) like Adderall and Vyvanse, raising ethical and legal questions from doctors.
The New York Post recently exposed this, pointing out there is a risk that children or adolescents might “diagnose” themselves and social media can make it difficult for parents or doctors to monitor what drugs children are being told they should take. Any television (direct-to-consumer advertising), online and print marketing of prescription psychotropic drugs hike up sales with the increased number of children’s rambunctious behavior being wrongly diagnosed as ADHD.
An increasing number of pharmaceutical firms turned to social media tools, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Myspace and now TikTok, to market their products. It means more parents may request the drugs for their children, unaware of potential risks and that “There are no laboratory tests, neurological assessments, or attentional assessments that have been established as diagnostic in the clinical assessment” of ADHD, according to the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
The risks for ADHD stimulants include being associated with sudden death in children who have heart problems. They can induce “bipolar” symptoms in a child who didn’t exhibit any before taking stimulants; new psychotic or manic symptoms; “new or worse aggressive behavior or hostility;” they can commonly cause noticeable weight loss and trouble sleeping and in some children; some stimulants can cause the paranoid feeling that bugs are crawling on them.
One study reported fears of being harmed by other children and thoughts of suicide. Methylphenidate’s (Ritalin) manufacturer admits it is a drug of dependency. Suicide is also a major complication of withdrawal from amphetamine-like stimulants. (Source.)
And now for the first time, “excessive grief” will also be listed as a “mental disorder,” which will undoubtedly lead to more medical kidnappings of adults and seniors. ZeroHedge News reported:
The latest edition of the DSM, psychiatry’s “bible” of mental disorders, features an entirely new one: excessive grieving for a deceased loved one.
The NYT reported over the weekend that the inclusion of the new “disorder” marks an end to a prolonged debate within the field of mental health, prompting researchers and clinicians to view intense grief as a target for medical “treatment”, aka the prescribing of psychiatric medication, which would likely lead to a financial windfall for pharmaceutical companies. The disorder’s inclusion in the DSM-5, the latest edition of the manual, means insurers can be billed for the medication.
Psychiatrists have been pushing for recognition of this “grief disorder” since the 1990s. And some of the experimental treatments under consideration involve drugs that have previously mostly been used for the treatment of alcoholism and opioid use disorder.
Some examples of individuals suffering from grief disorder include widows or widowers who never overcome the loss of a spouse, and parents who struggle to overcome the loss of a child.
Unsurprisingly, many psychiatrists oppose the inclusion of this “grief disorder” in the DSM-5, arguing that it will inevitably lead to many “false positives”, since distinguishing between normal and abnormal levels of grief will be difficult.
So once again, the field of psychiatry is putting the interests of drug makers and insurance companies over those of patients, many of whom will now be prescribed drugs to treat “grief”, a normal – and for all people, inevitable – facet of life. (Full article.)
Another controversial addition to the DSM this month is “racism.” CCHR reports:
Controversy is surrounding the soon to be released revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) over its inclusion of “an analysis of the effects racism and discrimination” on “diagnosis of mental disorders.”
The mental health industry watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) International said there is a risk that the impact of oppression on minorities will be pathologized and increase the numbers of them prescribed mind-altering psychotropics.
Rev. Frederick Shaw, a spokesperson for CCHR, founder of its Task Force Against Racism and Modern-Day Eugenics and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Inglewood South Bay branch, said that it was predictable during the massive racism protests in 2020 that efforts would be made to define racial anguish and anger as mental disorder.
Rev. Shaw says: “Oppression and racism are real, and anyone subjected to this is going to feel denigrated, upset, angry or any of a wide array of justified emotional responses to injustice. However, this is not a mental ‘disease.’ History warns us about defining the effects of racism as an illness, with claims that ‘victims’ are discriminated against by inequitable treatment.”
During slavery African Americans were diagnosed with Drapetomania (drapetes, runaway slave, and mania, meaning crazy) and Dyasethesia Aethiopis (laziness and impaired sensation). Drapetomania described Blacks having an “uncontrollable urge” to run away from their “masters.” The “treatment” was “whipping the devil out of them.”
In January 2021, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) publicly apologized for psychiatry’s “role in perpetrating structural racism” that “hurt Black, Indigenous, and People of Color” (BIPOC).
This included these two disorders and that in 1792 the “father” of American psychiatry, Benjamin Rush, declared that African Americans’ skin color was a “disease” called negritude, derived from leprosy. The “cure” was when their skin turned “white.”
APA’s apology said that since its inception, practitioners had subjected persons of African descent and Indigenous people to “abusive treatment, experimentation, victimization in the name of ‘scientific evidence,’ along with racialized theories that attempted to confirm their deficit status.”
The DSM has been criticized in the past for perpetuating racism.
Professors Stuart A. Kirk and Herb Kutchins, co-authors of Making Us Crazy, said: “Defenders of slavery, proponents of racial segregation…have consistently attempted to justify oppression by inventing new mental illnesses and by reporting higher rates of abnormality among African Americans or other minorities.” (Full article.)
I’ve been waiting to see if “COVID denialism” or “Vaccine Hesitancy” would be labeled as mental disorders, but apparently those did not make the cut to be added into the DSM, yet.
Since psychiatric “mental disorders” do not have any basis in facts or science, but are defined by purely subjective standards, it is no surprise that the “therapeutic” value of their drugs, commonly referred to as “anti-depressants,” is found to be non-existent.
Putting aside all the millions of people who probably just use them as recreational drugs to get “high” off of and simply feel good, without ever addressing the underlying problems of why someone is “depressed,” even among those who report a “therapeutic value,” Dr. Irving Kirsch of Harvard Medical School has demonstrated that any therapeutic value of anti-depressants actually comes from the person’s belief in the drug, the placebo effect, and not anything actually in the ingredients of the drugs themselves.
Watch this 60 Minutes episode from 2012 from our Bitchute Channel.
I know from experience from covering this issue for over a decade now, that some people will try to comment on this article and disagree with what is written here, swearing that their psyche drugs have saved their life, and that I could not possibly know what they are going through and how they absolutely need their drugs to survive.
But that belief actually does not contradict anything written here, as it is your BELIEF in the drugs that are making you feel and function better, and not the drugs themselves.
And nobody can accuse me of not understanding, because I am a suicide survivor, and have lived my entire adult life fighting massive mood swings and “depression,” and yet I have never once gone to a psychiatrist to have a label attached to me, nor have I ever taken their toxic drugs for over 40 years now since I tried to commit suicide as a teen.
I am testimony to the fact that one can live their life trusting in Jesus Christ and the words of the Bible without ever trusting in a pharmaceutical product or their priests (doctors) who prescribe them to keep one “sane.”
I have found great comfort over the years from reading through the book of Psalms, most of which were written by King David, who quite obviously suffered from “depression” and today would have been labeled as having a very severe mental disorder. See:
During King David’s life he was a fugitive from justice, a conspiracy theorist, a complainer, frequently sick, and had a real problem with women, committing adultery and even murder to go after the women he liked. His family life was a mess. He had a wife who despised him, a son who tried to kill him and took away his throne, and other children who were rapists and murderers.
He would have never been accepted into the modern-day Corporate Christianity Church as a “good Christian,” and yet the Bible refers to him as a “man after God’s own heart,” and God blessed him with a promise that one day one of his grandsons would become the Messiah and save the world from their sins, which became true with the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ and his death and resurrection, which fulfilled that promise God made with David.
So in the end, when you complete your life and enter into eternity after your physical death, it will not matter what label was attached to you by Big Pharma and their cohorts in American Christianity, what will matter is what label God gave to you, and whether or not you were willing to stop listening to the Satanic world system’s false gods and false labels and endure their attacks, and live up to the label God gave to you as one of his children, chosen by him and called out of the world to be a part of his future coming Kingdom, which I think is imminent now.
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:11-14)
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.
Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:3-11)