The psychiatric industry would have us believe that a psychiatric disorder is a disease, the same way cancer is, or heart disease. But this is simply not true. This is what is very dangerous. It allows us to believe that there is a cure. But there is no disease and that is the danger.
Heart disease results in deterioration of tissue and can be seen on X-rays. Cancer is seen in blood tests and can be studied under a microscope. If you have measles blood tests will show what is attacking you in the blood stream. If you have diabetes you will see from a laboratory test that your insulin levels are low. So what kind of scientific tests are used for psychiatric diseases?
None, only a subjective checklist is used. There is no laboratory test to see if a person is ADHD. There are no blood tests used, or x-rays. It is all in the subjective mind of the psychiatrist as to what he labels one. This makes psychiatry very dangerous. It is treating diseases that are not really diseases. And the result is no cure.
So how do these disorders get turned into diseases? They are made up simply by a show of hands at a psychiatric convention. It is no more sophisticated or scientific than that. If the child avoids of dislikes school work or homework, does not seem to listen, loses things like pencils or toys, he can be labelled ADHD. Or, if a person has a fear of social situations like a party or public speaking, avoids social situations, he can be labelled with social anxiety disorder. Or, if you have inflated self esteem, more talkative than usual, fatigue, you can be labelled as bipolar. This is dangerous.
People do get depressed, and shy, and maybe cry at times, but does this really make them diseased? If not, then why does the pharmaceutical psychiatric industry insist on labelling these people this way? Would it have anything to do with the trillions of dollars that the industry makes through this labelling?
Psychiatric diseases are not proved. When psychiatric authorities labelled runaway slaves from the south of USA with drapetomania, a psychiatric disease that means runaway slave, it was a stigma of a disease. The slaves were not running away to freedom but were given this disease name as a means to control them. This was a legitimate diagnosis, just like attention deficit disorder is. And if women were foolish enough to rebel against men, then they had the dreadful disease called hysteria, which was due to their wandering womb.
None of these diagnosis were ever diseases. Nor is ADHD, which is about behaviour related symptoms. Behaviour is not a disease. Nor is misbehaviour. This is not what diseases are. This is what is dangerous about psychiatry. They make labels to put on people and call the labelling the cure.
The cure for runaway slaves, was for them to be “punished until they fall into that submissive state which was intended for them to occupy. The physician who invented this disease, Samuel Cartwright, also prescribed, “whipping the devil out of them” as a “preventative measure.” The point here is that psychiatry in the past was used to support an industry that was parasitic, slavery. There are similarities today with pharmaceutical industry.
Labelling someone diseased because of behavioural speculation is not science and is dangerous. There is a long history of it.