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The Little-Known Sordid History Of Psychiatry

By Dr. Mercola

Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist, has written more than a dozen bestselling books on psychiatry and the drug industry. He’s frequently referred to as “the conscience of psychiatry” because he’s been able to successfully reform the psychiatric profession, abolishing one of the most harmful practices, namely lobotomies and other experimental psychosurgeries.

He was the first to take a public stand against lobotomies as a young man, and was able to change the field as a result. He’s featured in Aaron and Melissa Dykes’ excellent documentary, “The Minds of Men.”1

Now 83 years old, Breggin has seen a lot, and in this interview, he shares his own evolution and experiences as a psychiatrist. His interest in psychiatry began at the age of 18, when he became a volunteer at a local state mental hospital.

“It was a nightmare,” he says. “It was like my uncle Dutch’s descriptions of liberating a Nazi concentration camp. The place stank. People were sitting in these bare, barren concrete corridors.

They had a TV set that wasn’t working … and bolted down tables and chairs so the people couldn’t throw them at each other. No attention being given to them at all. Often just sitting there; some hallucinating, and somebody told me that the girl in the corner coiled up in a ball on the floor by a radiator had been a Radcliffe student …

The doctors were callous, the aids were callous, there was just no love in the place at all. I could tell, even though I didn’t really have much experience growing up with love, I could feel that what was missing was love, care, nurturing. It was so clear.”

Toxic Psychiatry

Breggin eventually became the leader of that volunteer program. He and 200 other students painted the walls and took patients for walks. He asked the superintendent to assign one patient per volunteer aid, to build real relationships. The superintendent balked at the idea, but eventually gave in. Breggin tells this story in his book, “Toxic Psychiatry.”2

“We ended up getting almost every patient out of that hospital,” he says. “We got them placed in different places that were much better. We got some back with their families. It was so clear to me that this was the way to go …

Breggin Spearheaded Drug-Free Psychiatry

Breggin focused on helping people without medication. “I learned very quickly that the most disturbed people would calm down and relate when somebody cared about them, wasn’t afraid of them, was interested in them and made no pretense of being superior to them,” he says. Drugs, he explains, were simply stifling the patients. While they might ease some of the suffering, that relief came at the expense of brain damage…

Read much, much more about many aspects of the medical sub-industry called “psychiatry” at https://www.wakingtimes.com/2020/09/18/the-little-known-sordid-history-of-psychiatry/

Kanye West Exposes Dark Truths about Kardashians, Tries to Break Away from Them

I’m not a moviegoer or a stargazer, so I wouldn’t think all that much about the Kanye West story, except that I had a client when I worked as a counselor – a beautiful black man married to a beautiful blond woman – and he too wanted to escape from the situation he was in. If I had known then what I know now (thanks to Kerth Barker’s books), I would never have suggested he stay with the family until the children were older. That family was connected to “The Cult” and political entities in very high places on the East Coast, who visited regularly. What I know now is that what my client and his wife described to me was a Luciferian cult. I hope they are all ok now. This is a very interesting VigilantCitizen article, given what I’ve learned from Kerth’s books…

In Conclusion

Upon seeing all of this, one might ask: Is Kanye crazy? Well, it is obvious that he is not doing great. I don’t believe that many people would do great after being forcibly hospitalized and drugged for months. And he might be bipolar, I don’t know. However, when one knows about the dark side of the entertainment industry and its MKULTRA tendencies, everything he says actually makes sense. He would probably make more sense to people if he wasn’t prone to rambling and jumping from one topic to another. But to those who get what he is saying, he’s making perfect sense.

By viciously attacking his wife and her mother (the “Grand Priestess” of that family), Kanye is clearly trying to burn bridges and break away from the Kardashian coven. He is currently at his ranch in Wyoming, far away from Hollywood. Shortly after this Twitter rant, Dave Chapelle came by to visit him. That’s 100% appropriate because Chapelle knows that those who are deemed “crazy” in Hollywood are often the sanest ones. Check out this video about Chapelle talking about Martin Lawrence:

https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/kanye-west-exposes-dark-truths-about-kardashians-tries-to-break-away-from-them/

Mk Ultra Girl

In 2015, I discovered myself in this famous photo. I had already surmounted my difficult upbringing, but sought answers to the haunting trouble in my natal family. My mother was a patient of Dr. Ewan Cameron. My father had been in the psyche ward. My sister went crazy and my brother died young. Then as now, this subject is taboo. I am changing that by integrating my search for answers, quest for justice with my work as a visual artist and media influencer. Go to my blog, mkultragirl.org to understand more. Stand by for UltraNationMedia.com

Both my parents were patients of MK Ultra CIA mind control torture & drugging programmes done at the Allan Memorial Institute at McGill University in Montreal Canada. I have found my mother in 2 video clips as a terrified young woman receiving ECT from Dr. Ewen Cameron and as a drugged patient of the Allan Memorial in a hospital bed. She was targeted by everyone around her. She died surrounded by gang stalkers and perps who all told her she was “crazy”. I never stopped trying to get justice for her…

Read more and if you are a Canadian victim of the MK Ultra program, you might like to join the class action lawsuit.  https://mkultragirl.org/about/

Smartphone, Radiation, Steel Wool & the Blood-Brain Barrier

Humans aren’t made of steel wool. Neither are animals or plants. However research has already determined that exposure to cell phone and WiFi radiation can cause harm to humans, animals, and plants. Symptoms, severity, and tolerance to exposure vary (see 1, 2). American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts warn that children are more vulnerable to exposure (see 1, 2, 3).

Research has even determined that exposure can disrupt the blood-brain barrier, cause it to leak, and kill brain cells…

See more videos and read more at: https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/watch-smartphone-radiation-vs-steel-wool-it-also-disrupts-blood-brain-barrier.html

Vast experiments on humans: a forgotten document

People are unaware of the vast scope of human experimentation in America.

Here are just a few examples:

The entire field of psychiatry, which offers 300 so-called mental disorders for diagnosis and drugging, is a pseudoscience, because none of those mental disorders has a defining physical diagnostic test. No blood test, no urine test, no brain scan, no genetic assay.

The entire area of biotech manipulation of food crops, in which genes from one species are inserted into another; the FDA originally approved GMO crops on the basis that it was the biotech industry’s responsibility to assure safety and no health risk.

Every year in the US, the medical system kills 225,000 people. (See B. Starfield, JAMA, July 26, 2000, “Is US health really the best in the world?”) Of those 225,000 deaths, 106,000 are caused by FDA-approved drugs. This means that, once the drugs are approved, everything that then happens to the public is one grand uncontrolled experiment.

The entire area of vaccines; although numerous “experts” proclaim serious adverse reactions are rare, the system for counting reactions is broken. Barbara Loe Fisher, of the National Vaccine Information Center, has reasonably pegged the annual number of severe adverse effects at between 100,000 and 1.2 million.

As I said, these are just a few examples. There are others. For instance, the entire experiment involving spraying chemical substances near the ground and high above the ground, which includes weather control and manipulation.

Here is a largely forgotten 1994 document that adds fuel to this conflagration…

Read direct quotes from reports on human experimentation – some informed and others not – in the USA, at Vast experiments on humans: a forgotten document « Jon Rappoport's Blog.

More children undergo shock therapy

An older article, from December 6, 1995, but still timely, as they are still doing electro-convulsive treatments.

For the first time in four decades, children and adolescents are being used as subjects of significant new shock therapy studies.

The studies are being done quietly at respected schools and hospitals such as UCLA, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Michigan.

Shock therapy’s use is on the rise, especially among the elderly. Children and other high-risk patients are receiving more shock as well, mostly as a treatment for severe depression.

Children still account for a small percentage of shock patients, and no national estimates exist.

But at a seminar for shock therapy doctors in May, one-third of psychiatrists raised their hands when asked if they did shock on young people.

University of Pennsylvania neuroscientist Peter Sterling, a shock opponent, calls the child studies "horrifying. . . . You’re shocking a brain that is still developing."

California and Texas ban shock therapy on kids under 12. Most states permit it with approval of two psychiatrists and a parent or guardian.

Shock researchers met in Providence, R.I., in the fall of 1994 to discuss early results of the new studies, mostly unpublished.

"There’s no evidence that electroconvulsive therapy affects brain development of children in any permanent way," says researcher Kathleen Logan, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist.

"Parents and patients have been receptive in a vast majority of cases," Logan says. "We do a lot of education. We show them a video and the ECT suite. They’re so desperate that they’ll give it a try."

The latest child shock researchers compare their results to the pioneering work in the field: a 1947 study by psychiatrist Lauretta Bender.

Bender’s study reported on 98 children (ages 3-11) shocked at Bellevue Hospital in New York. She reported a 97% success rate: "They were better controlled, seemed better integrated and more mature."

In 1950, Bender shocked a 2-year-old who had "a distressing anxiety that frequently reached a state of panic." After 20 shocks, the boy had "moderate improvement."

But in a 1954 follow-up, other researchers could not find improvement in Bender’s children: "In a number of cases, parents have told the writers that the children were definitely worse," they wrote.

Today’s researchers interpret Bender’s study as evidence that shock works, at least temporarily.

The new studies are again reporting great success. A UCLA study had 100% success in nine adolescents. The Mayo Clinic found 65% were better. At Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, 14 who received shock spent 56% less time in the hospital than six who refused the treatment.

Ted Chabasinski, who as a 6-year-old foster child was shocked 20 times by Bender, says the research is unethical and should stop.

"It makes me sick to think children are having done to them what was done to me," says Chabasinski, a lawyer. "I’ve never met anyone other than myself who’s functional after being shocked as a child."

By Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY

via More children undergo shock therapy (December 6, 1995 08:30 PM).

Psychiatry: The Ultimate Scam

Well maybe not the ultimate.  Creating money out of thin air comes close.  In any case:

This is an article about the intentional construction of false reality.

Not a minor construction—a huge, enduring, institutional, wing-flapping, money-munching, poison-dispensing, Matrix-welding, yet “humanity-saving” invention.

In the wake of CDC whistleblower William Thompson’s confession that he buried a vaccine-autism connection, some people reacted with shock—as if this was the first case of rank fraud that had ever taken place within the hallowed halls of medical research.

How about a whole branch of modern medicine that is a fraud from top to bottom?

Let us turn the page to Psychiatry.

And the lying liars who lie about it.

Most Americans don’t have a clue about the way psychiatry actually works or its pose of being a science.

The public hears techno-speak and nods and surrenders.

If psychiatrists are experts on the human mind, mice can navigate the Arctic in canoes. But psychiatrists are educated to be able to talk a good game.

And politicians are more than happy to mouth vagaries, and consign the problems of society to “mental-health professionals.”

It turns out that the phrase “mental health” was invented by psyop specialists, who needed to create an analogy to physical well-being. They needed to, because:

THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.

And along with that:

ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CONCOCTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors.

Their findings are published in periodically updated editions of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), printed by the American Psychiatric Association.

Of course, pharmaceutical companies, who manufacture highly toxic drugs to treat every one of these “disorders,” are leading the charge to invent more and more mental-health categories, so they can sell more drugs and make more money.

But we have a mind-boggling twist. Under the radar, one of the great psychiatric stars, who has been out front in inventing mental disorders, went public. He blew the whistle on himself and his colleagues. And for years, almost no one noticed.

His name is Dr. Allen Frances, and he made VERY interesting statements to Gary Greenberg, author of a Wired article: “Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness.” (Dec.27, 2010).

Major media never picked up on the interview in any serious way. It never became a scandal.

Dr. Allen Frances is the man who, in 1994, headed up the project to write the latest edition of the psychiatric bible, the DSM-IV. This tome defines and labels and describes every official mental disorder. The DSM-IV eventually listed 297 of them.

In an April 19, 1994, New York Times piece, “Scientist At Work,” Daniel Goleman called Frances “Perhaps the most powerful psychiatrist in America at the moment…”

Well, sure. If you’re sculpting the entire canon of diagnosable mental disorders for your colleagues, for insurers, for the government, for Pharma (who will sell the drugs matched up to the 297 DSM-IV diagnoses), you’re right up there in the pantheon.

Long after the DSM-IV had been put into print, Dr. Frances talked to Wired’s Greenberg and said the following:

“There is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.”

BANG.

That’s on the order of the designer of the Hindenburg, looking at the burned rubble on the ground, remarking, “Well, I knew there would be a problem.”

After a suitable pause, Dr. Frances remarked to Greenberg, “These concepts [of distinct mental disorders] are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the borders.”

Frances might have been referring to the fact that his baby, the DSM-IV, had rearranged earlier definitions of ADHD and Bipolar to permit many MORE diagnoses, leading to a vast acceleration of drug-dosing with highly powerful and toxic compounds.

Finally, at the end of the Wired interview, Frances flew off into a bizarre fantasy:

“Diagnosis [as spelled out in the DSM-IV] is part of the magic…you know those medieval maps? In the places where they didn’t know what was going on, they wrote ‘Dragons live here’…we have a dragon’s world here. But you wouldn’t want to be without the map.”

Translation: Patients need hope for the healing of their troubles; so even if we psychiatrists are shooting blanks and pretending to know one kind of mental disorder from another, even if we’re inventing these mental-disorder definitions based on no biological or chemical diagnostic tests—it’s a good thing, because patients will then believe and have hope; because psychiatrists place a label on their problems…

Needless to say, this has nothing to do with science. …

Dr. Frances’ work on the DSM-IV allowed for MORE toxic drugs to be prescribed, because the definition of Bipolar was expanded to include more people.

Adverse effects of Valproate (given for a Bipolar diagnosis) include:

* acute, life-threatening, and even fatal liver toxicity;

* life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas;

* brain damage.

Adverse effects of Lithium (also given for a Bipolar diagnosis) include:

* intercranial pressure leading to blindness;

* peripheral circulatory collapse;

* stupor and coma.

Adverse effects of Risperdal (given for “Bipolar” and “irritability stemming from autism”) include:

* serious impairment of cognitive function;

* fainting;

* restless muscles in neck or face, tremors (may be indicative of motor brain damage).

Dr. Frances’ label-juggling act also permitted the definition of ADHD to expand, thereby opening the door for greater and greater use of toxic Ritalin (and other similar compounds) as the treatment of choice. …

http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/vaccine-fraud-what-about-psychiatric-fraud-staggering/

Psychiatric child abuse isn’t confined to their targetting of unhappy kids with their quackery, it extends to their complicity in obstetrical medicine’s abuse of children.  Male genital mutilation is a case in point.  The culpability of the “real doctors” is bad enough, but at least they can say that their “therapy” is only lacking in efficacy (for every single problem they marketed it for).  Psychiatry on the other hand, has not only refused to address the documented adverse psychological impact (their purported area of expertise) of MGM on infants and adults, but actually promoted it in the interests of social control, and have resorted to labelling people who question the established wisdom.    See footnotes 102 and 106 of http://members.tranquility.net/~rwinkel/MGM/primer.html   Is medicine full of sado-pedophiles?

These are very sick people.

American Medicine Kills At Least 225,000 Per Year

And it brain damages and drives millions of people crazy with its institutionalized child abuse. Maybe we need a change.

This article is a backgrounder. The intention is to sweep aside the vaccine propagandists whose main thrust is: the US medical system is excellent, just fine, science is succeeding on all fronts, so why should we doubt vaccines; don’t worry, be happy.

In the wake of the CDC whistleblower scandal, many such “defenders of the realm” have emerged.

Expressing generalized outrage and disbelief, they assure us that no doctor or healthy agency would do great harm to the population.

They tell us that modern medicine, in all its aspects, is a wondrous land.

They assure us that whatever the whistleblower, William Thompson, is saying about published research fraud and vaccines—well, it’s simply wrong. All is well. Rainbows and marshmallows.

How little they know. How little they care.

Documents within the privileged halls of the medical establishment prove them wrong. …

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/important-preparing-the-ground-for-more-whistleblowers/

Medicine in the Service of Social Control

Psychiatry and male infant circumcision are concerned with the manipulation of the two extremes of human emotion, misery and ecstacy, the control of which are essential to maintaining a docile population.

Constructive (i.e. individually liberating) social evolution is fueled by two essential ingredients: human pain and misery, and human joy and creativity. The former drives the desire, the latter provides the means. Without the latter, misery only leads to more misery.

Psychiatry addresses the former by pathologizing and suppressing people’s emotional responses to dysfunctional social environments such as domestic abuse, poverty etc. Anti-depressants and shock treatment are different ways of blocking the self-perception of suffering, and thus defusing the drive to social change and allowing for a much greater degree of social dysfunction than would otherwise be possible in a stable society. A form of brainwashing, pure and simple.

MGM deals with the opposite end of human emotional experience, ecstatic emotional connectedness, by amputating the neurological conduit by which sex is projected onto the emotional maps of the brain. The primary obstacle to efficient mass social organization is local social organization, which diverts resources and individual self-identification into personal and community relationships instead of state institutions. The extent to which a person has attained a degree of self-fulfillment and satisfaction in his/her personal life is the extent to which s/he is resistant to the inducements and conditioning of large-scale social structures. By literally cutting off much of a person’s capacity for shared ecstatic emotional experience and identification with the opposite sex, MGM frees up and allows for the redirection of self identification from interpersonal family and community-oriented attachments into identification with the state. Thus psychiatry and MGM both increase the “fitness” (in a darwinian sense) of the dominator social order relative to more “primitive” groups.

What really fascinates me is how the so-called controllers are themselves products of these self-replicating intergenerational processes of social control. If they had a little insight maybe this world would be a better place.

PDF of “The Search for the Manchurian Candidate” online

The Search for the Manchurian Candidate
The CIA and Mind Control
John Marks

Published by Times Books
ISBN 0-8129-0773-6

Contents

PART I
ORIGINS OF MIND-CONTROL RESEARCH
1. WORLD WAR II………………4
2. COLD WAR ON THE MIND……………………..18
3. THE PROFESSOR AND THE “A” TREATMENT…………….27

PART II
INTELLIGENCE OR “WITCHES POTIONS”
4. LSD………………………………………………39
5. CONCERNING THE CASE OF DR. FRANK OLSEN ……….55
6. THEM UNWITTING: THE SAFEHOUSES ………….65
7. MUSHROOMS TO COUNTERCULTURE …………79

PART III
SPELLS—ELECTRODES AND HYPNOSIS

8. BRAINWASHING…………………….92
9. HUMAN ECOLOGY……………….109
10. THE GITTINGER ASSESSMENT SYSTEM…………………….122
11. HYPNOSIS………………….135

PART IV
CONCLUSIONS

12. THE SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH……………….144

https://web.archive.org/web/20140924045158/http://www.lobcocks.com/dl/Search-for-the-Manchurian-Candidate.pdf