Refuse medication for bipolar treatment?
Christopher Asked: Refuse medication for bipolar treatment?
Of course this is crazy. No sane person could possibly see it otherwise. It is, though, how psychiatrists make a living. It's not terribly difficult, actually. Just select a behavior, a mood, or a complaint, and attach a diagnosis to it. The only trick is to make sure that it's listed in the psychiatric bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM for short. The reason is quite simple: Each so-called disorder comes with its own special number. That number is entered into a form and sent to an insurance company.
Then, like magic, money gets returned in the mail !
This is not an exaggeration. It's exactly what happens. There is absolutely no science behind any of the DSM diagnoses. Not one shred of proof demonstrates that there's any physical disorder of the brain behind a single diagnosis. People have experimented by going to several different psychiatrists and making the same complaint in each office. The result would be laughable, except that real people are diagnosed and drugged…and drugged and drugged…by these same shrinks every single day.
In short, the whole business of creating psychiatric categories of disease, formalizing them with consensus, and subsequently ascribing diagnostic codes to them, which in turn leads to their use for insurance billing, is nothing but an extended racket furnishing psychiatry a pseudo-scientific aura. The perpetrators are, of course, feeding at the public trough.Dr. Thomas Dorman, internist and member of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK, Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada
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.
Allen Frances, Former DSM-IV Task Force Chairman
I rejected this Idea of psychiatric drugging as an alcoholism cure and was thrown out for non medication compliance at Oceanside Treatment Center in Juno Beach Florida Three weeks into my recovery and didn't get a refund.
This was done as a lesson to the others. Medication compliance is just a nice word for coerced medication. This is used for those nueroleptic shut-u-up zombie drugs.
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Psychotropic drugs. Its the story of big money-drugs that fuel a $330 billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure.The cost in human terms is even greater-these drugs now kill an estimated 42,000 people every year.And the death count keeps rising. Containing more than 175 interviews with lawyers, mental health experts, the families of victims and the survivors themselves, this riveting documentary rips the mask off psychotropic drugging and exposes a brutal but well-entrenched money-making machine.Before these drugs were introduced in the market, people who had these conditions would not have been given any drugs at all.So it is the branding of a disease and it is the branding of a drug for a treatment of a disease that did not exist before the industry made the disease.
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I suffer from chronic Bi-Polar. It is a real disorder for those who actually have it. The drugs do help, and they don't just treat the external mood swings, they slow the racing thoughts to a deal-able level. There is nothing like having an important thought just to swing to another state of mind and completely forget what you needed to do. So with all due respect, **** off.
This isn't a question.It's your opinion, and a rant.I happen to disagree with it, and that's my opinion.
If you have ever suffered from a mental disorder or known someone who has, then you would know how very real it is, and how treatment (medication included) can help.There may be psychiatrists out there who are all too happy to write prescriptions, however many are actually trying to help. No medication is a miracle pill– it won't immediately take full effect over night. It takes time to help the chemicals in the brain to reach the appropriate levels that allow us to function daily. Sometimes it takes finding the write medications that work the best with one's body. Each person is different and it is unreasonable to expect everyone to respond the same way.
The meds do work. You might want to talk to explore more sources before you just write it all off as a hoax. People really do suffer from disorders, and they really have had treatment that has helped.