We Need To Punish Psychiatrists With Head-In-The-Sand Syndrome

Head-in-the-sand syndrome is a “mental disorder” that has reached pandemic proportions among members of the psychiatric profession. Psychiatric drugs are known to cause a metabolic syndrome associated with a number of potentially lethal ill health conditions. Rather than accepting this fact, and dealing with it, the majority of psychiatrists have tended to minimize their own role in the development of these physical maladies. They have started to devise a number of disingenuous schemes and strategies for concealing their role in this injury altogether.

1. Blaming lifestyle factors (smoking, diet, etc.)
2. Blaming the impugned “mental disorder”
3. Turning a blind eye to the effects of the drugs they dole out

There is a sleight of hand at work here. While they are blaming “mental illness” and lifestyle factors on the rising mortality rate, they continue to over-diagnose and over-drug patients in their charge. Often this over-diagnosing and over-drugging involves the attaching of multiple psychiatric labels to individual patients, and then the maintaining of those individuals on a different drugs for each psychiatric label. These drug cocktails are notorious for being ineffective therapeutically, and for causing a great deal of physical damage to the person so sedated over the long term.

Damaging people through drug abuse is not the kind of behavior we want to see in our health care providers. Injuring people in treatment in this manner is at least as irresponsible as playing hooky from school is for the average adolescent, if not very much more severe. Doctors need to be held accountable. Continuing to allow them to lie, and to get away with murder, is not holding them accountable for the damage that they are causing, and that they have caused. As long as no one is held accountable, the blame is projected onto other causes, and the professional walks away with a smug sense of his or her own self-importance.

This sense self importance is achieved at the expense of the health and welfare of a great many people. Should remorse and regret be demanded of them by the general public, you would see remorse and regret. If the only way to retrieve a conscience for psychiatry is to prosecute a number of psychiatrists, then we need to get down to the business of prosecuting a few psychiatrists for their crimes. When we remind psychiatrists of the medical maxim, ‘first do no harm’, we don’t want them to get the conflicting message that they are beyond the law.

The law doesn’t exist for people with head-in-the-sand syndrome. The law doesn’t exist for them not because there is no law; the law doesn’t exist for them because they don’t think the law should be applied equally to them in the same way that it is applied to everybody else. Head-in-the-sand blindness can go on forever if it is not immediately caught and corrected. We need to help these arrogant erring doctors recover the social conscience that they have collectively lost. I submit that it is time we revealed to them the extent of the crimes that they are so intent on keeping the general public in the dark about.

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4 Responses

  1. I blame regular doctors for allowing psychiatry to use the term “doctor” when there is no physical illness in the patient. Everyone calls psychiatrists doctors when they should be called priests, legal drug dealers, and/or Pre-crime police (Psychiatry usually prevents the mentally ill from performing actions)

    To issue and/or force medicine for a brain chemical imbalance that does not exist, causing the (imagined) brain chemical imbalance to exist and then lying about the whole thing is a “morally wrong action”.

    • I blame medical schools. Shrinks go to medical school. They receive PhDs. They are fully qualified quacks. Medical school doesn’t acknowledge that it is teaching quackery these days. Biological psychiatry and neuropsychiatry form a wedge, breaching a barrier between disciplines, and allowing for the medicalization of society at large. They are on the cutting edge of contemporary quackery.

      The quack comes along and forces a drug, ostensibly to correct a theoretical chemical imbalance, on a patient. This drug is a drug. It has a negative impact on the natural chemistry of the human body. In addition to whatever trauma the patient may have experienced, or whatever distress the patient may have been going through, now the patient has a drug habit he or she must overcome and recover from as well.

      I differ from these quacks in that I don’t think physical harm is mentally beneficial. I think of harm as harm. They think of harm as help. I just want to say to them, “Please, don’t help me by damaging me.” That’s the kind of help I can do without. I don’t think it does other people any good either.

  2. I agree. Good blogs recently Frank.

  3. The danger of introducing chemicals into a healthy brain is certainly that they will change brain function in such a way that the brain becomes ill. Inserts from psychiatric medications invariably list the problems they are supposed to cure as potential side effects, so the process becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    Being a doctor is the closest legal thing to being a Nazi when you think about it. They have too much power and have free licence to experiment on human beings.

    If you are going to blame anything, blame greed.

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