Future Psychiatry

Make way for the DSM-6 1/2 & 3/4. Some Oxford University mad shrink, a certain Kathleen Taylor, she calls herself a neurologist, thinks that religious fundamentalism and cult group membership could become a disease in the future.

Don’t look now, but religious fundamentalists and those whose ideological beliefs border on the extreme and may be potentially harmful to society could soon be called crazy—in a medical sense.

Remind me to stay way clear of the border of extreme.

Taylor also warned against taking “fundamentalism” to mean radical Islamism.

The story/review, Is religious fundamentalism a mental illness?, is to be found at GMA News Online, ‘the go-to site for Philipinos’.

I’m encouraged by all this potential broadening of commitment criteria in a way.  Just imagine, in the future maybe we could lock up members of the Church of Biological Psychiatry. As is, they do an inordinate amount of injury while everybody just looks the other way.

Kathleen Taylor has written a book, “The Brain Supremacy”, on the dangers of brain technology, but, oh, I don’t know…

“What we perceive from our perspective as our legitimate self-defensive reaction to the psychosis of the enemy, is from the perspective of the same enemy our equally malignant psychotic self-obsession,” it [Digital Journal] added.

Here it comes, here it comes…World War III!

This just goes to show now that, beyond intoxicating substances, behaviors have been found to be addictive, the bag is open, and anything can crawl in. Should psychiatry be your career choice, I hope we can find a cure before it’s too late, and the bombs start falling all around us.

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2 Responses

  1. Psychiatrism- an irrational belief in the impact of 15 minute conversations coupled with an obsession about how much the slept, what they ate and how often they go to bathroom

    • Good one, I will have to remember that. Psychiatry as an ism. One neologism I’ve used on more than one occasion is psychiatrized. I don’t think it original. I think I first heard it in a song, nonetheless, to so many processed people I’ve met, it applies. You get, for instance, talk of “mental disorder” running in families, but what you don’t get is talk about some families relying on psychiatrists in excess. Families with a great deal of “mental disorder” in them are families that have been psychiatrized. The same logic, applied to families, applies to individuals.

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