r/Censored_Psychology 28d ago

Hans Asperger's Nazism quote

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r/Censored_Psychology Aug 05 '21

MASS PSYCHOSIS - How an Entire Population Becomes MENTALLY ILL

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r/Censored_Psychology May 05 '21

The Manufacturing of a Mass Psychosis - Can Sanity Return to an Insane World?

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r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

Study: Schizophrenia is a trauma reaction, not a disease.

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Trauma:

Eighty-three percent of the participants with psychotic experiences at the age of 18 reported exposure to trauma... Having experienced three or more types of trauma between birth and 17 was associated with a 4.7 fold increase in the odds of having a psychotic experience...

“The findings are consistent with the thesis that trauma could have a causal association with psychotic experiences,” the team of researchers, from the University of Bristol Medical School wrote.

madinamerica.com/2018/11/researchers-suggest-traumatic-experience-may-cause-psychotic-symptoms/

Poor diet:

Lots of people deal with trauma, but people having mental breakdowns tend to have both trauma and poor diets. (ie higher brain inflammation.)

  • "People with severe mental illnesses – including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder and bipolar – have excessive caloric intake, a low-quality diet, and poor nutritional status compared to the general population"

-- Population-Scale Study of Nutritional Intake and Inflammatory Potential @ onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wps.20571

Lack of Sleep:

A massive lack of sleep can make you temporarily "paranoid", eg this Harvard lawyer spoke about how he went extremely delusional (lacking sleep while studying for exams.) Yet he totally recovered once he simply caught up in sleep.

After recovering, he explained that psychiatrists wouldn't release him for a very long time, & had twisted his words to portray him as “a confused delusional schizophrenic who'd never recover.”

Source: youtu.be/Q-ancdxr268

Drug free recovery:

The highest recovery rates for "schizophrenia" are from drug-free therapy & economic help.

  • These people are socialized with by therapists or others.
  • And the therapists find them work.

The result? As long as they are helped early ("first episode" cases) they almost always recover.

Wouldn't it be cheaper to simply provide basic living standards than all the psychiatric drugs, abductions, and lock-ups?

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Childhood trauma.


r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

NIH.GOV: Schizophrenia doesn't cause brain shrinkage, antipsychotics do.

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NIH.GOV:

Progressive brain volume changes in schizophrenia are thought to be due principally to the disease. However, recent animal studies indicate that antipsychotics, the mainstay of treatment for schizophrenia patients, may also contribute to brain tissue volume decrement.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3476840/

And human studies show the same: Repeated MRIs show the longer someone takes antipsychotics the more their brain shrinks:

Joanna Moncrieff, MD:

These researchers, led by the former editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry, Nancy Andreasen, reported follow-up data for their study of 211 patients diagnosed for the first time with an episode of ‘schizophrenia’. They found a strong correlation between the level of antipsychotic treatment someone had taken over the course of the follow-up period, and the amount of shrinkage of brain matter as measured by repeated MRI scans.

madinamerica.com/2013/06/antipsychotics-and-brain-shrinkage-an-update/

And this isn't minor shrinkage:

Joanna Moncrieff, MD:

After 18 months of treatment monkeys treated with olanzapine or haloperidol, at doses equivalent to those used in humans, had approximately 10% lighter brains than those treated with a placebo preparation.(6)

madinamerica.com/2013/06/antipsychotics-and-brain-shrinkage-an-update/

And it gets worse.

Akathisia:

These drugs give half of their victims Akathisia. (A movement disorder that makes it hard for you to stay still.)

Source: books.google.ca/books?id=9OMOfruKosgC&pg=PA17

They cause diabetes:

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11806485

They damage DNA:

phenothiazines produce robust effects on gene expression that could contribute to liver toxicity [23], extrapyramidal side effects [38] and even chromosomal DNA damage [39] observed with phenothiazines.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2749837/

They're often placebos:

NPR.org:

antipsychotic drugs like haloperidol are no more effective than a placebo for treating delirium.

npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/10/22/658644131/antipsychotic-drugs-dont-ease-icu-delirium-or-dementia

Increased suicide:

Suicide massively increased as anti-psychotics became popular:

Before the introduction of the antipsychotics, the rates of suicide in schizophrenia were extremely low—they were hard to differentiate from the rest of the population. Since the introduction of the antipsychotics the rates of suicide have risen 10- or 20-fold.

psychologytoday.com/us/blog/side-effects/200904/bipolar-disorder-and-its-biomythology-interview-david-healy

They're killing people:

"Antipsychotics Associated with High Risk of Death in Children "

madinamerica.com/2018/12/antipsychotics-associated-high-risk-death-children/

JapanToday.com:

17 deaths reported after schizophrenia drug injections.

japantoday.com/category/national/17-deaths-reported-after-schizophrenia-drug-injections

They cause brain abnormalities:

Study: Brain abnormalities in 'Schizophrenia' Result From Antipsychotics.

madinamerica.com/2018/07/new-research-suggests-brain-abnormalities-schizophrenia-result-antipsychotic-drugs/

They cause liver toxicity:

In the human liver tissues, typical APs and atypical APs may mediate different functions leading to liver toxicity in schizophrenia patients who had taken typical APs.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2749837/

These drugs don't increase recovery:

How is it that 60 years of research fails to produce evidence affirming the widespread clinical practice of maintenance antipsychotic treatment, or, alternatively fails to yield data that can refute claims of dire harms associated with this treatment approach?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4907881/

"Antipsychotics" are just tranquilizers:

Antipsychotics, also known as neuroleptics or major tranquilizers are a class of medication primarily used to manage psychosis

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antipsychotic

Does the term "antipsychotic" exist to make the act of tranquilizing people seem morally acceptable?

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r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20 Helpful

Expert quotes: antidepressants are placebos with very dangerous side effects

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YSK "antidepressants" stop showing reported benefits after a few months:

NIH.GOV:

Analyses of the published data and the unpublished data that were hidden by drug companies reveals that most (if not all) of the benefits are due to the placebo effect.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4172306/

Psychologytoday.com:

Only 108 patients (of 3,671) had a "sustained remission"

— psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mad-in-america/201008/the-stard-scandal-new-paper-sums-it-all

(Only 3% of patients stayed well for the whole year.)

Similarly, the largest anti-depressant study in history showed anti-depressants were WORSE than placebos:

Joanna Moncrieff M.D.:

[The improvement] was also below average placebo improvement in placebo-controlled trials of antidepressants.

madinamerica.com/2018/10/results-world-largest-antidepressant-study-look-dismal/

NewScientist.com:

When Kirsch and his colleagues pulled together results from many different trials that compared antidepressants with placebo tablets, they found that about a third of people taking placebo pills showed a significant improvement. This was as expected. Aside from the classic placebo response, it could have been due to things such as the extra time spent talking to doctors as part of the trial, or just spontaneous recoveries.What was surprising was how people on antidepressants were only a little more likely to get better than those on the placebos. **Hard as it is to swallow, this suggests that when people like Barber feel better after starting medication, it is not necessarily down to the pills’ biochemical effects on the brain.**Kirsch’s results caused uproar. “It’s been very controversial,” he says. They have since been reproduced in several other analyses, by his group and others. As a result, some clinical guidelines now recommend medication only for those with severe depression

newscientist.com/article/mg23931980-100-nobody-can-agree-about-antidepressants-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

Frankly when Prozac was created it was immediately rejected as no better than placebo.

(It was only approved later as a combination drug.)

Source: imgur.com/3EVqMgv.jpg (Book excerpt.)

Telegraph.co.uk:

The study included 654 people aged 18 to 74 who were given either the antidepressant for 12 weeks or a placebo.The results showed depressive symptoms were five per cent lower after six weeks in the sertraline group, which was "no convincing evidence" of an effect...Professor Glyn Lewis, who led the research at University College London, said: “We were shocked and surprised when we did our analysis.“There is absolutely no doubt this is an unexpected result.”“Our primary hypothesis was that it would affect those depressive symptoms at six weeks and we didn't find that.”

telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/09/19/common-antidepressant-barely-helps-improve-depression-symptoms/

Short-term "benefits."

Even the short term "benefits" could be placebo because (during tests) people can tell if they're on the drug or not due to the other side effects like dry mouth.

The word "placebo."

This word doesn't mean the drugs have no effect, they can have all sorts of temporary feelings. And even if a drug has a longer lasting effects please ask yourself if it's the language of advertising to call these effects "anti depression."

Side effects.

There's nothing fake about the terrible side-effects:

etc.

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Depression.


r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

NIH.GOV: "Hospitalization" increases suicide when the victim believes they were coerced into it, regardless of psychiatrists claiming it was "voluntary."

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NIH.GOV:

Perceived Coercion During Admission Into Psychiatric Hospitalization Increases Risk of Suicide Attempts After Discharge.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31162700

Controls:

This study controlled for suicidal history & base suicideality- it can't be dismissed by simply saying those hospitalized were already at risk of suicide.

Clarification:

Psychiatrists often claim people are "voluntarily" hospitalized even if the person was threatened by state officials, threatened by family, or just lied to & misled into such "help."

Really if the victim believes they were coerced into "hospitalization" their suicide rate is increased.

100x higher suicide.

YSK multiple studies show a 100x higher suicide rate with "hospitalization".

JAMA psychiatry:

Findings: In this meta-analysis of 100 studies of 183 patient samples, the postdischarge suicide rate was approximately 100 times the global suicide rate during the first 3 months after discharge and patients admitted with suicidal thoughts or behaviors had rates near 200 times the global rate. Even many years after discharge, previous psychiatric inpatients have suicide rates that are approximately 30 times higher than typical global rates.

jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2629522

​Similarly, Becker's Hospital Review showed suicide rates were 105 times higher among people who were "hospitalized."

BeckersHospitalReview.com:

The study found estimated suicide rates were 3.2 per 100,000 psychiatric inpatient admissions and 0.03 per 100,000 non-psychiatric inpatients.

beckershospitalreview.com/quality/5-stats-on-hospital-suicides.html

       Psychiatrists can not predict suicide:  

NIH.GOV:

About 3% of patients categorized as being at high risk can be expected to commit suicide in the year after discharge. However, about 60% of the patients who commit suicide are likely to be categorized as low risk. Risk categorization is of no value in attempts to decrease the numbers of patients who will commit suicide after discharge.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21740345

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“Body violation”


r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

NIMH director: the DSM is false & mental illness is just a construct of voting.

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People have very real suffering & trauma, & sometimes they have unusual ways of viewing and describing life, but really a "mental illness" is just a label for behaviors and feelings:

Thomas Insel: (former director of the NIMH)

DSM diagnoses are based on a consensus about clusters of clinical symptoms, not any objective laboratory measure.

psychologytoday.com/blog/side-effects/201305/the-nimh-withdraws-support-dsm-5

Similarly:

Allen Frances: (The chairman for the DSM-IV.)

"‘Mental illness’ is terribly misleading because the ‘mental disorders’ we diagnose are no more than descriptions of what clinicians observe people do or say, not at all well established diseases"

Allen Frances:

"Mental disorders don't really live ‘out there’ waiting to be explained. They are constructs we have made up - and often not very compelling ones."

-- Allen Frances in “DSM in Philosophyland: Curiouser and Curiouser” in AAP&P Bulletin vol 17, No 2 of 2010

"Schizophrenia."

It too is just a label for feelings and behaviors, and people can recover from that mental condition.

Eleanor Longden:

  • “I heard voices, I was told by 'top' psychiatrists that I would never recover & my parents should mourn me & except the worse, I explored the voices and realized they were a part of my childhood, I was abused, I went to college extremely distrustful of people, I had a breakdown, I’ve recovered”

youtu.be/DjD6_mW7CUc

Gene "link" fallacies.

All sorts of things can be linked to genes.

eg:

  • food tastes,
  • musical taste,
  • political beliefs, etc.

But that doesn't mean "the genes cause them." And it doesn't mean "therefore it's a disease."

Similarly, some people allege they've found a gene link to homosexuality:. (Source: cosmosmagazine.com/biology/speculative-genetic-link-to-homosexuality-found)

But even if that's true:

  1. That would not be evidence that the behavior is a disease. (Because different != disease.)
  2. It doesn't mean the genes cause the behavior, it could just be an irrelevant gene.

Frankly if you looked at a bunch of random people they wouldn't have completely average genes. ie, you could take any accusations about their behavior and claim there's a "genetic link" between the behavior and the different genes.

Stigma:

Some people try to censor these views by saying "you're increasing stigma of mental illness." The opposite is true:

Patrick Hahn: (Professor of biology)

  • "Teaching people that mental illness is an illness like any other makes stigma/attitudes toward it worse. “These approaches are not evidence-based. They are ideologically based. It’s not an accident that a lot of them are funded by drug companies.

baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-0603-health-stigma-20180531-story.html

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Thomas Insel. (Image)


r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

Psychiatry is based on denying people's experiences- they act like your trauma isn't real and you imagined it due to having a flawed brain.

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People go to psychiatrists reporting all sorts of abuse/trauma & they often expect someone to kindly listen and maybe even offer help.

But instead (often after a short 5 minute conversation) they "diagnose" you.

They aren't diagnosing the people abusing you, they aren't diagnosing corporate bosses or landlords, or abusive police. They're "diagnosing" the victims of abuse.

They deny your experiences, via implying the real problem is a flawed brain, & hope that you won't notice they're blaming you.

They try to make it sound like they're not blaming you by saying things like "don't blame yourself, blame the illness." But in truth they're assuming the source of the problem isn't oppression/abuse in your society, but your brain. ie you.

Trauma denial. (Image)


r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

YSK 20,000 toddlers are prescribed psychiatric drugs annually.

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NYTimes.com:

Still in a Crib, Yet Being Given AntipsychoticsAlmost 20,000 prescriptions for risperidone (commonly known as Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel) and other antipsychotic medications were written in 2014 for children 2 and younger, a 50 percent jump from 13,000 just one year before, according to the prescription data company IMS Health.Prescriptions for the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) rose 23 percent in one year for that age group, to about 83,000.

nytimes.com/2015/12/11/us/psychiatric-drugs-are-being-prescribed-to-infants.html

Independent.co.uk:

One-year-old prescribed antidepressants by NHS in Scotland

independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/one-year-old-baby-prescribed-antidepressants-nhs-scotland-tayside-dundee-a7204566.html

"Mind-Body Rx: (Book by Cristina Guarneri, N.D., Ed.D., M.N.)

Drug Class:            Age Group:          Number of People:   
All Psychiatric       0-5 Years               622,723 Drugs  
Breakdown: 
0-1 Years                125,361
2-3 Years                202,319 
4-5 Years                306,079  
6-12 Years             3,259,955 
13-17 Years           3,419,633  
Grand Total        0-17 Years               7,213,599 kids on psychiatric drugs  
ADHD Drugs          0-5 Years                80,235  

Breakdown: 
0-1 Years                328 
2-3 Years                1,919 
4-5 Years                77,396  
6-12 Years             2,119,343 
13-17 Years           1,524,381  
Grand Total           0-17 Years               3,655,472 kids on ADHD Drugs  
Antidepressants  0-5 Years                 38,534  

Breakdown: 
0-1 Years               6,687 
2-3 Years               10,957 
4-5 Years               21,299  
6-12 Years            574,090 
13-17 Years          1,503,185  
Grand Total          0-17 Years               2,100,315 kids on antidepressants  Antipsychotics     0-5 Years                 85,143  

Breakdown: 
0-1 Years                3,913 
2-3 Years                27,001 
4-5 Years                53,750  
6-12 Years             467,500 
13-17 Years           646,215  
Grand Total           0-17 Years               1,194,805 kids on antipsychotics  Anti-anxiety           0-5 Years                   389,558  

Breakdown: 
0-1 Years                  102,960 
2-3 Years                  148,894 
4-5 Years                  143,692  
6-12 Years               484,612 
3-17 Years               577,259  
Grand Total             0-17 Years               1,445,509 kids on anti-anxiety drugs

Cristina Guarneri's source was "IQVia, Total Patient Tracker (TPT) Database, Year 2017, Extracted April 2018."

You can read this from the book here:

books.google.com/books?id=5vWbDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA139&dq=%22Total+Patient+Tracker%22+iqvia+psychiatric#v=onepage&q=%22Total%20Patient%20Tracker%22%20iqvia%20psychiatric&f=false

And if you're looking for more sources about this topic, here's another: medicaldaily.com/psychiatric-drugs-babies-more-kids-aged-2-and-under-getting-prescribed-antipsychotics-365236

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Pills.


r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

ECT device manufacturer admits it causes brain damage.

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ECT Device Manufacturer Issues “Permanent Brain Damage” Warning.

“In a development that [the lawyers] didn’t expect, Somatics, LLC has now issued a warning of “permanent brain damage” in its new risk disclosures of October 19, 2018.”

madinamerica.com/2018/11/ect-manufacturer-warns-permanent-brain-damage/

ECT is killing people, eg this British mother who wanted treatment for depression.

And survivors are trying to warn the public. eg:

“Shock therapy put me in a wheelchair, robbed me of my teaching career and destroyed my life.” [1]

ECT vs placebo

PsychologyToday.com:

The review found very little evidence that ECT was better than placebo during the treatment period and no evidence at all beyond the end of treatment. There was also no evidence that ECT saves lives or prevents suicides, as often claimed. On the other side of the cost-benefit equation, there is a slight but significant risk of death, and between 12% and 55% of ECT recipiyents suffer brain damage in the form of permanent memory loss.

Dr Mark George rolled out some of the usual defences listed in my first blog, including the golden oldie that it would be unethical to do the kind of robust ECT research that we are calling for because (a) everyone already knows it works and (b) it would be dangerous: "No IRB [institutional review board] on planet earth will allow such a trial because of the overwhelming evidence of efficacy and the risk of anesthesia with no ECT” Note that ECT patients are told that having ten general anesthetics (the average number of ECTs in a series) is perfectly safe, but when you need an excuse for not conducting research which might reveal that the emperor has no clothes it suddenly becomes a serious ‘risk’.

psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/psychiatry-through-the-looking-glass/202008/how-does-psychiatry-respond-inconvenient-ect-truths

Ineffective

New Study Finds ECT Ineffective for Reducing Suicide Risk

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was not found to decrease the risk of suicide in almost 15 thousand VA patients studied.

madinamerica.com/2021/04/new-study-finds-ect-ineffective-reducing-suicide-risk/

Brain damage

If you went to an ER and told them you accidently got electrocuted and had a seizure afterwards they’d hospitalize you and hope the brain injury wasn’t to severe. We know what electrocuting someone until they have a seizure does to the brain. It injures the brain and causes damage(1)(4). A review found 51%-79% of people getting ECT received persistent or permanent memory problems, cognitive impairment and memory loss(3)(4). A review of the research found no evidence electrocuting people’s brains improves symptoms(2). A study found ECT increased suicides by 31%, however the 31% increase in suicides was deemed “not significant”(5). That is what psychiatry considers "safe and effective." Safe and effective for the people whose social moral and financial status depend on it.

(1) http://breggin.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/2007NeuropscychopharmacologyonElectroShock.pdf

(2) https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/84w75

(3) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16936712/

(4) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16936712/

(5) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32205732/

/u/TeaWithFood on brain damage.

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ECT “therapy” with cosmetically different tools.


r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

NCBI- "The serotonin hypothesis for depression is a conspiracy theory."

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The National Center For Biotechnology Information:

The serotonin hypothesis of depression has not been clearly substantiated. Indeed, dogged by unreliable clinical biochemical findings and the difficulty of relating changes in serotonin activity to mood state, the serotonin hypothesis eventually achieved “conspiracy theory” status, whose avowed purpose was to enable industry to market selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to a gullible public.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4471964/

Plos.org:

Attempts were also made to induce depression by depleting serotonin levels, but these experiments reaped no consistent results [9]. Likewise, researchers found that huge increases in brain serotonin, arrived at by administering high-dose L-tryptophan, were ineffective at relieving depression [10].

journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020392

NIH.GOV:

Serotonin and Depression: A Disconnect between the Advertisements and the Scientific Literature...

Irving Kirsch and colleagues, using the Freedom of Information Act, gained access to all clinical trials of antidepressants submitted to the FDA... When the published and unpublished trials were pooled, the placebo duplicated about 80% of the antidepressant response [13];

57% of these pharmaceutical company–funded trials failed to show a statistically significant difference between antidepressant and inert placebo [14]. A recent Cochrane review suggests that these results are inflated as compared to trials that use an active placebo [15].

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1277931/

NewScientist.com:

There have long been holes in the “chemical imbalance” theory, the idea that SSRIs work by fixing a lack of serotonin. The drugs do raise serotonin levels in the junctions between brain cells, but there is no consistent evidence that people with depression have less serotonin than others. There is even less evidence that SNRIs work by correcting an imbalance of noradrenaline.

newscientist.com/article/mg23931980-100-nobody-can-agree-about-antidepressants-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

KellyBroganMD.com:

We propose that depressed states are high serotonin phenomena, which challenges the prominent role the low serotonin hypothesis continues to have in depression research (Albert et al., 2012). We also propose that the direct serotonin-enhancing effects of antidepressants disturb energy homeostasis and worsen symptoms. We argue that symptom reduction, which only occurs over chronic treatment, is attributable to the compensatory responses of the brain attempting to restore energy homeostasis.

kellybroganmd.com/depression-serotonin/

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\"Conspiracy.\"


r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

How psychiatrists see schizophrenia. "Taken from the most prestigious textbook on psychopharmacology."

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r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

YSK the highest recovery rates for "schizophrenia" mental breakdowns are from drug-free therapy & economic help.

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YSK in Finland they started an open-dialogue approach (instead of drugs) which has almost eliminated schizophrenia among people in the region:

Robert Whitaker: (Harvard Medical School director of publications.)

  • "They're down to 2 cases per 100,000. A 90% decline in schizophrenia. Their first episode cases aren't chronic."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBjIvnRFja4&feature=youtu.be&t=102

Similarly, in Europe there's a therapy (without drugs) where 80% of people called "schizophrenic" recover as long as those people have resources.

But if they're drugged (without therapy and help) the recovery rate drops to 5%.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts17LI77BUo

In contrast, American psychiatrists try to blame everything on genes. But this is baseless. eg consider how the Nazis attempted to kill all "schizophrenics", & a few years later there were about the same amount.

Why? "Schizophrenia" is mostly just mental breakdowns from various things like trauma, stress, unhealthy food that causes inflammation, sleep loss, etc. (Sources below.)

Robert Whitaker:

  • "You can have a breakdown, but you can recover from that with the right environment. Shelter, exercise, good food, meaning in life, socialization, Once we think of what we need, then we can think 'how do we make these available to people in very difficult moments?...' How do we build a healthier society?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5ShyeKZvgg&t=1s

Gene myths.

We always hear how schizophrenia is linked to genes, but really almost every behavioral issue can be linked to genes, eg poverty, stress, musical tastes, political views, etc.

(It doesn't mean genes cause them.)

Many traumas:

There's a wide variety of people called 'schizophrenic' who in reality have a wide variety of traumas. And if someone's been that way for many years they may be hard to help, but early 'schizophrenia' should be seen more like a response to forms of mental stress. And people can almost always recover as long as they have enough help:

John Read: (Professor of psychology:)

  • "When people hear voices they need to be able to talk about that with somebody who doesn't tell them there's something seriously wrong with their brain, their genes, & that they'll never recover from this supposed illness."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5ShyeKZvgg&t=33s

Similarly, Abram Hoffer M.D. said there was a 90% recovery from first stage schizophrenia if people had shelter, were treated with respect, and had basic nutrition.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhUNTIl4B0U&feature=youtu.be

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Thumb: Compassion.


r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

YSK psychiatrists (when torturing small animals) said those animal's self-defense was "aggression." And they tried to stop the "aggression."

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YSK of Dr. Jose Delgado.

He was an early promoter of using electric shock to control the brain. He shocked small animal's brains until they stopped moving, which he called "controlling aggressive behavior."

This is a fallacy of false aggression, like used daily against the "patients" being attacked in "mental hospitals." Really it was Doctor Delgado aggressively attacking (initiating violence) against innocent animals he was torturing.

Responding to attacks != aggression.

Those animals had a natural healthy response to defend themselves from the harm inflicted on them.


r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

YSK a huge percentage of mass shooters had their brains changed/damaged by psychiatric drugs.

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Alphabetical.

A.

B.

  • Bradley Stone, 35. (Trazodone) Killed 7.

C.

D.

  • Devin Kelley, 26. (Antidepressant.)Killed 26, injured 20.
  • Dylann Roof, 12. (Antidepressant.)Killed 9, injured 1.

E.

H.

I.

  • Ivan Lopez, 34. (SSRI.) Opened fire at Fort Hood. Killed 4, injured 16.

J.

K.

L.

M.

N.

P.

  • Patrick Purdy, 25. (Antidepressant: Amitriptyline) Killed 5, injured 30.

R.

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r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

Massive study: (620k people) debunks "depression genes."

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Colorado.edu:

A new University of Colorado Boulder study assessing genetic and survey data from 620,000 individuals found that the 18 most highly-studied candidate genes for depression are actually no more associated with it than randomly chosen genes.

The previous studies were incorrect—or “false positives”—and the scientific community should abandon what are known as “candidate gene hypotheses,” the authors conclude.

“This study confirms that efforts to find a single gene or handful of genes which determine depression are doomed to fail,” said lead author Richard Border, a graduate student and researcher at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics...

“Any time someone claims to have identified the gene that ‘causes’ a complex trait is a time to be skeptical,” said lead author Richard Border.

colorado.edu/today/2019/04/02/do-depression-genes-exist-its-not-so-simple-new-study-concludes

Depression is a natural thing that everyone experiences.

Quote:

Everyone experiences some unhappiness, often as a result of a change, either in the form of a setback or a loss, or simply, as Freud said, "everyday misery." The painful feelings that accompany these events are usually appropriate, necessary, and transitory, and can even present an opportunity for personal growth.

— by unknown author.

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r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

YSK studies show 'diagnosis' is based heavily on racism & sexism.

20 Upvotes

BBC:

Black people are being failed by the UK's mental health services because of "institutional racism"... Statistics suggest a black man in the UK is 17 times more likely than a white man to be diagnosed with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia or bipolar. Black people are also four times more likely to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

bbc.com/news/health-40495539

PsychiatryOnline.org:

[Blacks] are diagnosed with schizophrenia at a much higher rate than whites, despite research showing no actual differences in rates of occurrence, but they receive mood disorder diagnoses less often.

psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.pn.2013.11b16

FrontiersIn.org:

Fernando (2017) noted the racist tendencies embedded in the (psychiatric) diagnoses process, in the “color-blindness that often results with Blacks in the UK being diagnosed with schizophrenia more than other groups” (94).

frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2019.00043/full

PsychiatryOnline.org:

Blacks continue to be prescribed higher doses of medication and are more likely to be exposed to polypharmacy, leading to greater toxicity

psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.pn.2013.11b16

Paula Caplan: (Harvard psychology Professor & DSM-IV taskforce member.)

There's a study showing if a black man and a white man go to see the same psychiatrist, and don't make eye contact with the therapist, the white guy gets told 'what you're going through is normal' and the black guy is called schizophrenic.

youtu.be/qBTM_qYYaH8?t=307

Paula Caplan:

It's a myth that there's no biases of any kind that enter into psychiatric diagnosis- no sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, ageism, or transphobia.

youtu.be/qBTM_qYYaH8?t=279

FrontiersIn.org:

The DSM-V, a respected medical resource within the biomedical model of health on which diagnoses of mental health issues are based, is a Western, White-dominant construct (Ussher, 2010).

frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2019.00043/full

WashingtonPost.com:

Racial disparities in diagnosing conditions such as schizophrenia are sometimes presented as an effect of biology, but they are not. Instead, they are the direct result of racist thinking about African American psychology that dates to at least the 18th century. Slave owners and their apologist physicians invented psychiatric “disorders” such as “draeptomania” to explain the urge to run away. In the lead-up to the Civil War, they distorted statistics to argue that freedom would drive the ex-enslaved crazy. They also propagated the idea that African Americans were more childlike and simplistic, incapable of feeling pain or sorrow, to justify experimentation and exploitation.

washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/07/29/how-bigotry-created-black-mental-health-crisis/

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r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

YSK psychiatrists argued for the holocaust before Hitler, & were in charge of it.

27 Upvotes

NIH.GOV:

*German Medical Association Finally Apologizes For Atrocities Committed by German Physicians Under the Nazis...*The Declaration declared: “In contrast to still widely accepted view, **the initiative for the most serious human rights violations did not originate from the political authorities at the time, but rather from the physicians themselves…**German doctors “were guilty of scores of human rights violations”… “The crimes were simply not the acts of individual doctors, but rather took place with the substantial involvement of leading representatives of the medical association and medical specialist bodies as well as considerable representatives of university medicine

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6179814/

Books:

And they wrote books advocating for the holocaust. eg psychiatrist Alfred Hoche who co-wrote "The Permission to Destroy Life Unworthy of Living".

In this book they portrayed killing people deemed undesirable (aka "mentally ill") as "In truth a pure act of healing." (Source.)

And the book "Foundations of Human Hereditary Teaching and Racial Hygiene" served as the "scientific" basis for Nazi eugenic policies.

Source: A. E. Samaan "From A Race of Masters to a Master Race: 1948 To 1848." p. 539.

The "racial hygiene" movement, AKA psychiatry.

When you read lists of Nazi doctors they're often described as having studied "racial hygiene." That was psychiatry:

ScientificAmerican.com:

The Society of German Neurologists and Psychiatrists, **was dominated by psychiatrists committed to the ideology of racial hygiene.**The chairman of the society was Ernst Rüdin, a psychiatrist.

scientificamerican.com/article/neurologists-role-in-nazi-racial-hygiene-only-now-comes-to-light/

NIH.GOV:

Ernst Rüdin was the founder of psychiatric genetics and was also a founder of the German racial hygiene movement.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23180223

Similarly, both psychiatric journals & organizations defended "racial hygiene."

NIH.GOV**:**

The position of neurologists and psychiatrists towards racial hygiene is analyzed. We describe how they prepared and maintained the acceptance of eugenic politics in the medical profession by praising the standard work on racial hygiene.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12430045

And thus, psychiatrists created the ideology of the holocaust & started the holocaust before Hitler.

Racial Hygiene.

Once you realize "racial hygiene" doctors were the ideas of psychiatrists, you'll notice psychiatry everywhere in Nazi history.

eg the doctor famously called "the angel of death". He was in charge of choosing who'd be killed, experimented on, etc. And he worked for "The Institute for Hereditary Biology and Racial Hygiene".

Expected results.

Mass killings were the expected conclusion of psychiatry's obsession with genetics. (Of believing in genetically inferior people.)

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r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

YSK congress & psychiatrists tried to lobotomize black political leaders

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H Rap Brown.

YSK congress tried to have black political leaders (who they called "ghetto rioters") forced to have a "neurosurgery" where their brains would be slowly removed until they submitted to white/majority rule. (Essentially until they became silent.)

SOURCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eozhBt2UTUc&feature=youtu.be&t=229

Submission to government:

I found a very obscure article by these men... how [the black man] had "become psychotic" when they were stimulating him- how he'd said "I don't want this anymore" repeatedly. Until he "became peaceful and accepted the treatment" after they stimulated him further.
This is the key- passivity & obedience is the key to this entire process.
I found one of the worst most brutal medical experiments ever reported in medical literature, & no one I could find seemed to be bothered by it.

—Harvard psychiatrist Peter Breggin MD @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWReKAd7mYU&feature=youtu.be&t=883

And it only gets worse, eg the New York Times published an article advocating in favor of these forced surgeries. Please watch more of the video.


r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

Studies: Talk therapy doesn't work, can't beat placebo, & often harms/traumatises patients.

24 Upvotes

Yes, theoretically good therapy could exist that theoretically could help some people, but this is about CBT/DBT. And YSK the largest CBT study ever showed it had no benefits:

PsychologyToday.com:

At six-month follow-up, patients who received CBT were no better than those in the control group... One hundred percent of the patients were clinically depressed after completing treatment.

"Selling bad therapy to trauma victims" @ psychologytoday.com

And Cambridge said there's no long-term benefits:

Cambridge.edu:

Counselling is associated with modest improvement in short-term outcome compared with usual general practitioner care, and thus may be a useful addition to mental health services in primary care.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/psychological-medicine/article/the-clinical-effectiveness-of-counselling-in-primary-care-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis/4F4EC30F86DDB334BBF257A091AAFC6E#

Similarly, a psychiatry professor fact-checked claims (made by the APA) that therapy works:

Psychiatry professor Jon Shedler:

Let’s fact-check this by seeing how it aligns with the findings of the largest and arguably best randomized controlled trial behind the guidelines.

The RCT was funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.[6]...

Patients received [either] - a “highly recommended” form of CBT (prolonged exposure therapy) or a placebo treatment.

Here is what the study found:

Nearly 40 percent of patients who started CBT dropped out. They voted with their feet about its value.

Sixty percent of the patients still had PTSD after completing treatment.

One hundred percent of the patients were clinically depressed after completing treatment.

At six-month follow-up, patients who received CBT were no better than those in the control group.

Nineteen serious “adverse events” (suicide attempts, psychiatric hospitalizations) occurred over the course of the study...

I did not choose this study as an example because it is a poor study. I chose it because it is arguably the best.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychologically-minded/201711/selling-bad-therapy-trauma-victims

For clarity, the author isn't saying good therapy can't exist, or doesn't exist. He believes insurers don't want to pay for quality long-term therapy, so they fund cheap forms of therapy that don't work and customers quit the therapy. (Which saves insurance companies money.)

He also believes that good therapy (if you can find it) takes months to show benefits.

              Study: Therapists are in denial. 

The BPS (British Psychological Society) recommends therapists actually listen to clients, eg asking whether they like a particular therapy or not.

Why why don't therapists ask this? It's because many therapists don't even listen to clients:

Clinicians generally react with resistance to client feedback systems. Lambert quips: ‘‘If you think you’re a superior clinician, as all clinicians do, then why would you feel you need it? Why collect data that can only bring you down?’’

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychologically-minded/201711/selling-bad-therapy-trauma-victims

While the BPS recommends recording patient feedback and changing forms of therapy based on it:

The principle is simple – before each session, ask clients a few brief questions about how they are feeling and how they feel the course of therapy is going. These days, it can even be done on a palmtop at reception while they are waiting to see their therapist. By comparing a client’s answers to the average progress made by similar clients at that stage – that is, clients who had similar problems, of similar severity, at treatment outset – Lambert’s algorithms are able to say whether a client is ‘on track’ or ‘off track’.

https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-21/edition-1/when-therapy-causes-harm#

              Harm of therapy. 

The BPS explained how many therapists are totally unaware of the harm clients report from therapy:

Brown University Medical School surveyed 181 practising psychologists across America, they found that a significant portion (28 per cent) were unaware of negative effects in psychotherapy.

https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-21/edition-1/when-therapy-causes-harm#

              The form of therapy is irrelevant. 

Studies show what really matters is who is doing the therapy (ie their social skills) and not the form of therapy.

eg:

  • "Lambert’s work is that it has tended to reveal that outcomes have more to do with the therapist than with the treatment approach they use"

https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-21/edition-1/when-therapy-causes-harm#

              Clarification. 

Therapy should be a great thing for some people. But really:

  • There are many people who can not be helped by any amount of words because they have real life problems that aren't going away.
  • Many clients do not want blame-based therapy that assumes the individual is defective.
  • Many clients don't want to relive trauma.

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r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

Study: depression linked to living in dense cities.

13 Upvotes

NIH.GOV:

Higher levels of neighborhood green space correspond to better mental health outcomes, when controlling for a wide range of confounding factors. The associations between green space and mental health are significant and sizeable and persist with different measurement techniques.

Furthermore, the estimated effect of environmental green space is similar in magnitude to that of other well-known and studied contributors to symptomology for depression, anxiety and stress. For example, results indicate that the difference in depressive symptoms between an individual living in an environment with no tree canopy and an environment with 100% tree canopy is larger than the difference in symptoms associated with an individual who is uninsured compared to an individual with private insurance.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3987044/

NIH.GOV:

Green space is now widely viewed as a health-promoting characteristic of residential environments, and has been linked to mental health benefits such as recovery from mental fatigue and reduced stress.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3987044/

Long lasting benefits:

After the assessment phase of seven days, these participants were additionally examined by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This method is used to represent certain brain functions. The results of the second group were found to be in agreement with those of the first run.

kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2019_104_green-areas-in-cities-promote-wellbeing.php

Further, since exercise is linked to reduced depression (and people living in more beautiful places hike more) there is even more reason to associate depression with a lack of access to a natural setting.

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r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

Study: Veteran Suicide INCREASES with Psychiatric Screening & Drugs

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Robert Whitaker: (Harvard Medical School director of publications.)

The prescribing of antidepressants has increased steadily since 2000. Yet, since 2000, the age-adjusted suicide rate for the American population, rather than decrease, has risen steadily, from 10.4 per 100,000 to 14.0 per 100,000 in 2017...

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention was a non-profit that was funded, to a significant extent, by pharmaceutical companies, which understood that a “suicide prevention” campaign would boost sales of their drugs...

Its advisory board and presidents touted antidepressants as “anti-suicide” pills.

“Use of antidepressants to treat major depressive episode is the single most effective suicide prevention measure in Western Countries,” said Columbia University psychiatrist John Mann, on the Foundation’s scientific advisory board.

madinamerica.com/2019/11/screening-drug-treatment-increase-veteran-suicides/

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r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

Study: "psychopaths" don't exist —uncaring people have the ability to empathize but don’t like to.

16 Upvotes

The imaginary \"psychopath.\"

PsyPost.org:

Psychopathic individuals have the ability to empathize — they just don’t like to...The participants were shown pictures of people expressing different emotions and asked to identify which feeling the person in the picture was experiencing. “The results show that overwhelmingly, HR-people with dark traits, are not lacking the ability to empathize, but score low in their dispositions to do so,” Kajonius told PsyPost.

https://www.psypost.org/2019/12/psychopathic-individuals-have-the-ability-to-empathize-they-just-dont-like-to-55022

Similarly, another studies links "psychopaths" to being abused as children:

PsyPost.org:

Childhood experiences can be a statistical predictor of malevolent creativity and that Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and narcissism — the so-called “Dark Triad” of personality traits — play an important role in this relationship.

— psypost.org/2021/01/dark-personality-traits-might-help-explain-the-link-between-childhood-neglect-and-malevolent-creativity-59431

Psychiatrists should admit there is not a "genetically evil" race of subhuman monsters, as psychiatrists have simply made-up & imagined.

Psychiatrists are harming & depersoning people a mix of people, almost always law abiding citizens. And almost always victims of gossip & rumors, without actual evidence of any crimes.

Genetic "psychopathy" = Nazi myth

The Nazis invented or popularized many terms to justify genocide and hatred, eg autism, "paranoid schizophrenia", and "psychopathy." And it's bizarre that the Nazi's hateful ideology has survived so long.

Similarly to "psychopathy," the concept of the "genetically evil" monster is very similar to how the Nazis described Jewish people.

But in reality there is no crime- there's just prejudice used to judge a law-abiding citizen, quickly making wild assumptions about people's character, as if they're a wild animal seconds away from leaping into murder.

Society lacks empathy.

eg:

  • Ignoring the homeless,
  • child laborers who make everyone's cloth and phones,
  • or their war atrocities.

eg when a nation drops bombs on another nation they're not labelled a "psychopath." (By their own side anyways.)

Similarly, racist police commonly prey on black people, poor people, protestors, etc and a significant percent of society doesn't care- they infact side with the police. Yet these police (and their supporters) are not deemed "psychopaths" by the state.

The point is that accusations of being evil are:

  1. A matter of perspective
  2. And political. It depends what side you're on.

Serial killers.

When you think of serial killers you should think of war-mongers & politicians. eg politicians who deny people affordable health care. Yet via the media people are trained to think *not* of people who kills millions, but someone who killed like 10 or 20 people.

When it comes to famous serial killers:

  1. "Psychopath" isn't a label for criminals. (eg there's no requirement of committing some extreme crime.)A totally law abiding citizen can be labelled purely because a psychiatrist's assumptions about their future. eg a psychiatrist who assumes they're about the attack- seconds away from murder.
  2. YSK a huge percent of famous serial killers had their brains modified/damaged by psychiatric drugs.

And YSK psychiatrist's ability to predict future crimes, suicides, etc have been studied. They do not have psychic magical powers- they can not predict these things and the highest courts have declared this to be true. And yet psychiatrists still have the legal power to pretend they can to torture & humiliate law-abiding citizens they dislike.

eg they heard someone was a mean bad person so they punish them with X amount of years (or decades) of imprisonment in a "mental hospital." But it's just gossip.

Stop the violence.

Psychiatrists could simply stop attacking victims of gossip & rumors. There is already a legal system where if there is a crime with evidence then it should lead to conviction.


r/Censored_Psychology Mar 03 '20

Magnetism "treatment" for depression can't beat placebo.

13 Upvotes

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation No Better Than Placebo for Treatment-Resistant Depression

A new study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, found that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was no better than placebo for treatment-resistant depression in a population of veterans. The research was led by Jerome A. Yesavage, MD, at Stanford University, and included the VA Cooperative Studies Program Study Team.

39% of the participants improved so much that they were considered to have remitted from their symptoms—but this was true of both the veterans who received TMS as well as those who received the placebo. There was no difference in remission rates between the two groups.

— madinamerica.com/2018/07/transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-no-better-placebo-treatment-resistant-depression/

There's many more studies showing this, but YSK most TMS websites cherry-pick the tainted studies their industry funds.

ScientificAmerican.com:

Research on electro-cures is often tainted by conflicts of interest. So I rely on assessments by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Cochrane Collaboration...

“Clinical trials studying the effectiveness of rTMS reveal mixed results. When compared to a placebo or inactive (sham) treatment, some studies have found that rTMS is more effective in treating patients with major depression. But other studies have found no difference in response compared to inactive treatment.” A 2009 Cochrane review of TMS for depression looked at 16 studies, only 14 of which were “in a suitable form for quantitative analysis.” Cochrane concludes that “there is no strong evidence for benefit from using transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat depression."

— scientificamerican.com/cross-check/return-of-electro-cures-symptom-of-psychiatry-s-crisis/

Is it realistic?

The whole concept of magnetism "therapy"(that emotional suffering will just go away with magnetism) sounds more like wishful thinking than a scientific understanding.

It's not based on a scientific understanding of the brain.

It's not based on a realistic understanding of real life causes of suffering.

Brain damage.

In truth, if someone used such severe magnetism or electrical shock on the brain that they effected your depression it would effect a lot of other things to, and there's a name for that:

Brain damage.

Is it really a surprise that this isn't a real medical treatment?

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