Psychiatry – a Common Sense Guide, Part One – What is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a nineteenth century school of the mind, which believed that:

*Man is an animal.

*All Man’s thought, emotion, inspiration, hopes and dreams result from chemical and electrical activity in the brain.

*Man has no soul.

*The causes of Man’s woes cannot be rectified but they can be suppressed and their symptoms anesthetized by a direct attack on the body, brain and nervous system, through electric shocks and other methods of altering structure, removing or disabling sections of the brain or chemical poisons known as drugs.

When the lack of results achieved by such brutal interventions became a liabilty, psychiatry later added genetics, which asserted that nothing could be done about the mind because human difficulties were inherited: that is, pre-programmed into the person’s genes.

Psychiatry was able to establish itself as an authority on the mind because in the nineteenth century very little was known about the mind. The physical sciences were ascendant and psychiatry was able to make itself sound scientific.

Close examination of psychiatry reveals that its claims to science are bogus. I invite you to verify this for yourself by examining its methodology against the criteria for a true science. However, dressed up in pseudo-scientific trappings, and funded through the decades by governments and corporate/banking interests who have failed to make any such examination, psychiatry clung to its status as an authority on the mind until recent times. This was despite the fact that it was never able to produce workable methods with desirable results, a betterment of Man’s conditions or the resolution of his problems.

Through generous funding by governments and their money masters, the banking elite, and through a huge outpouring of literature and friendly media, psychiatry became woven into the fabric of society. It insinuated itself in various guises and with false claims of expertise into many areas, such as criminal reform, education, the justice system and mental health.

As it did so insanity, violence and crime increased. After nearly two centuries of psychiatric intervention, Man is more troubled and uncertain about himself than he has ever been and violence, crime, insanity and drug addiction are at epidemic levels. The world has become, in other words, catastrophically worse.

If psychiatry had truly provided answers, the opposite would have happened.

Yet despite all this, despite the swathe of carnage it has engineered, it continues to survive thanks to the continued willingness of governments to waste tax payers’ money on it.

In The Public Interest – Kieron McFadden’s Mental Health Desk. For more information about the harm done by psychiatry, contact the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). To find CCHR and more free information In The Public Interest, visit the HowDo Information Hub The next article in this series: What is a Psychiatrist?

National And International Affairs

Having knowledge of national current affairs and international current affairs is very important as they give you a picture of the current status of the world and the happenings around you. Every news affects you directly or indirectly, in long term or short term. Current affairs are an important part of life.

National Current Affairs: ???The national news is that government has allowed 4 percent reservation for government jobs in Andhra Pradesh, which benefited 14 OBC Muslims in the state. ???The government has started its survey on population and started its scheme for National Population Register of Indian residents. This project will approximately cover 1.2 billion people with a total cost of rs. 3539.24 crores. ???108th amendment bill of the constitution which is called women’s reservation bill was passed by Rajya Sabha in one favor against 39 abstained. Bill seeks to reserve a third of the states on lok sabha and state assemblies on a rotational basis. ???In the current affairs section, unfair practices have been prohibited in technical and medical educational institutions both governments under the bill passed recently, which subjects to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of up to rs.50 lakh for higher education providers, if they are found guilty of misleading the students in any form. ???Government has approved foreign universities to set up campuses in India which comes under foreign educational institution bill. ???Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore are the official earth hour cities among 15 cities, as declared on Earth hour celebrated on 27th march, funded by World wide Fund for Nature. ???Government has now decided to provide death sentence to the hijackers by amending anti hijacking act 1982. ???India’s is the first country among the world to have a supersonic cruise missile which can be maneuvered, which was successfully testing fired 290 km

International current affairs: ???Top international news is about the Current Protests in Iraq have not yet reached a very large scale and would not lead to the country’s collapse but the patience of the people is wearing out due to inadequacies of their prime minister. ???As political upheaval spreads across North Africa and into the Persian Gulf, 2011 may turn out to be as momentous a year for global oil markets as 1971, the year when the nature of the region’s petro-states first took shape. ???Hackers have been continuously penetrating into the company that runs NASDAQ Stock Market during the past year which has led to a serious federal investigation trying to find out the penetrates and their purpose. ???Dalai Lama has decided to completely exile from being a political leader.

This National and International current affairs will help and keep you updated with the status of your own country and the world.