‘Raze out the written troubles of the brain’. The Myth and Horror of Mental Disease

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Psychiatry, is defined, as.

the diagnosis and treatment of mental diseases’.

‘Disease’ as a concept can only be defined in terms of its pathology.

Pathology  diagnoses disease from changes in cells, tissues, and body fluids.

Not even Schizophrenia, or psychosis, let alone, the recently created 375 mental ‘disorders’ have any pathology and therefore cannot be ‘diseases’.

And psychiatrists have had to admit  to this.

The difference between a medical diagnosis and a psychiatric diagnosis

Many academic and influential psychiatrists have written extensively on the non existence of mental illness per se, in books like ‘The Myth of Mental Illness’ by Thomas Szasz

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Szasz

Once a putative disease,  that has a pathology like neurosyphilis, is diagnosed, it then becomes a physical not a mental disease.

The use today, of socially ‘acceptable’ conduct/behaviour, as the main  diagnosis of  mental ‘diseases’, is akin to its historic use, that categorised homosexuality as a disease of the brain.

And institutionalised unmarried mothers as social deviants.

It would appear, social control, and profit, are the reason for our third largest, burgeoning pharma industry, and mental health services, soon to be totally privatised. https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/mental-health-big-pharma-big-profits-big-danger/

It  is now possible, to label almost anything, as  a mental ‘disease’/disorder,- alcoholism, shyness, terrible twos, removing social responsibility, maintaining social control, and make profit from these new diseases, by fixing them with expensive, dangerous magic bullets, that cause more harm, than good

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And, the side effects of this ‘disease cure’, itself, then causes pathological changes  in brain and body and even death.

We are insidiously brainwashed by TV soap operas, like Coronation St to believe, that these ‘diseases’, like depression/ADHD  are common, and can be miraculously cured by drugs.

Such medication, at best turn us into human robots, unable to emphasise or feel, or, at worst, has side effects, that will then be treated, with more dangerous magic bullets.

Rarely, are they the solution, except for a very short time preferably with counselling.

And their use, boosting the pharma industry, and our economy,  motivated, by unregulated profit.

The following blog comments, received from two mothers are just two of the millions affected.

Theirs, and their child’s horror, speaks for itself.

Pauline Thomas writes of her son’s medication

‘My son has been taking Carbamazepine for 25 years, and Lamotrogine for 19 years.

Both are anticonvulsants. Both also used has mood enhancers for people suffering with Bi-Polar My son has cerebral palsy, mostly down his left side and a learning disability.

My son was 17 when he was diagnosed with epilepsy after a hip operation. He was medicated on Carbamazapine, and for 5 years was seizure free.

We were coming to the decision to start taking them away, when he started having startle jumps whenever there was a loud noise or someone knocked against him. Sometimes these jumps led into a full blown seizure (tonic clonic).

It was then that he was medicated with Lamotrigine. Six months later he was getting moody and distressed. We did not realize then that Lamotrigine effected peoples moods. We were given help from psychologists.

In 2008 his seizures stopped. About the same time he was having aggressive outbursts and refusing to do anything or go anywhere. Sometimes they lasted for a few days, sometimes longer. At this time the day services in our borough were being pared down and outsourced to private companies. A disaster for him and many others.

Anyway in late 2012 we started to reduce his carbamazepine (he was on 1000mg daily).

Carbamazepine is an enzyme inducer. Any drug taken with Carbamazepine (Lamotrigine) would automatically begin to get stronger when you start to reduce CBZ.

I reminded the psychiatrist of this but he ignored me. Perhaps he thought I was talking out of turn?

The result was that a month after he was free of CBZ (in Jan 2014) he started to have terrible frightening hallucinations. He was terrified. He could not sleep. He was so scared.

We contacted his psychiatrist who said that he had never come across this type of reaction before but he believed my son was having a interictal reaction to his withdrawal of CBZ. I argued that he was most probably having a toxic reaction to Lamotrigine. His psychiatrist reinstated 400mg of carbamazepine.in two weeks. He recoverd for 3 weeks and then went back to be psychotic again but this time with the added side effect of ‘freeezing’ in the middle of doing anything. He would suddenly stop like a statue.

Telemetry showed no sign of any seizure activity. We have now began the long haul of getting rid all his medication. Lamotrigine is gone. We are now down to 400mg of CBZ.

The withdrawl symptoms are horrendous. Completely in a world of his own. Keeps talking about his days st college (20 years ago) with a focus on the same person. Her name and her parents and her sister going over and over in his head. It is like living with a completely different person

Carbamazepine has wrecked my son’s bones. He has osteoporosis. He has reduced white blood cells. (leucopenia). Both known side effects. He has little purple mauve spots on his body. Another known side effect which has been ignored by his psychiatrist. His psychiatrist suggested a while ago that my son should take biphosphonates to strengthen his bones. We refused, as we said we would not know if the drug would harm him, or if he was experiencing any side effects.

In America the drug company Merck was being sued by patients suffering with necrosis of the jaw and cancer of the oesophagus  after being on this drug.

We were threatened with the MCA

The doctor said if it could be proved that my son lacked capacity it could be taken out of our hands. This is why we cannot trust or like this doctor.

The doctor claims that my son is not suffering from withdrawal symptoms because antiepileptics have no known withdrawal symptoms.

He has reminded us however that they are mood enhancers.

We reminded him that our son was not mentally ill when he was given antiepileptic drugs.

My research tells me that Carbamazapine is related to the tricyclic group of drugs, which are antidepressants. There are withdrawal symptoms with antidepressants, especially if you have been on them for many years.

I recently purchased a book by American Dr. Peter Breggin called Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal, and one of his arguments is that

prescribers identify drugs according to the conditions that they are being used to treat rather than by their pharmacological category or characteristics, including their impact on the brain.

He also in his book refers to articles by Dr. Joanna Moncrieff.

I deplore that many of our children and loved ones are being used by the pharma and psychiatrist world as some sort of learning curve.

My son and many like him cannot fully explain what side effects they are having. Thank you Finola for exposing these cruel practices… ‘.

Another Mother, Cynthia Bartlett, wrote tragically of her son Charlie;.

‘ My son, Charlie, died two years ago of what I believe to be side effects from Risperdal given from age 15 until a few months before his death ay age 24.

I am really trying to start and do an investigative journalism piece on just this…Risperdal is routinely handed out here in Canada to children with autism.

I see one boy (on risperdal since age eight) in our small town, going down, exactly as my son did, starting with a strange gait and then rapid onset dystonia, losing swallowing and then dying from choking in the middle of the night.

I have accompanied the family to the neurologist to no avail’.

Our government, is at present debating, and, determined to introduce, an Assisted Suicide Act, legalising euthanasia.

One of  its clauses, could be, that if, all the MCA ‘incapable’, would have decided, to end their life, were they capable, the state can end it, for them.

Even, their body parts, can be used under MCA regulations.

This will mean no inquests, into why they died, even court deracinated family, need not be told of their death.

Parents of the MCA disappeared are not even afforded notification and a funeral.

There is no closure on parents’ lifetime horror of wondering what is happening or has happened to their child.

Today, literally by now thousands  of autistics and LD  are holed up in private NHS ‘hospitals’ and private care homes like Winterbourne View some managing to survive for decades.

All a statistic earning £4,500, for 24/7 surveillance, and medication.

What physical and mental state will they be in by now?

Imagine, the permanent effects of the long term drugs, they have been pumped full of, the horror is too much to contemplate but they and their families must daily.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/the-risperidone-scandal/

There are no future services/ life, for autistics, and, mentally disordered, except, as such encaged, cash cows.

The corporate/charity ‘independent’ living providers, need drugs, to enforce their ‘support’, as the system, does not allow, for individual care.

Shakespeare knew over 400 years ago no doctor could,

Raze out the written troubles of the brain.

As, Therein the patient Must minister to himself.’

And the autistic and learning disabled are not mentally ill.

But, these wise words were before big pharma and the realisation of the gold mine of mental disability.

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The Mental Capacity Act, can make anyone, a prisoner of the state.

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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 not only qualifies, as the most socially draconian Act in modern history but also created its own court.

Why?

To purportedly protect the rights of the vulnerable.

A surprisingly laudable reason for a government.

Particularly, with no media pressure,  scandals, petitions, or campaigns that  warranted any legislation, let alone such a monster of oppression.

Whilst now 8 years  on,  there is huge pressure, and  urgent need to protect our vulnerable from the State care deemed in their best interests by the MCA,—– a plethora of  scandals, Winterbourne, statistics that 3 learning disabled, die needlessly per day and concerned relatives, if not  excluded, resorting to spy cameras.

If this Act were about protection it is a catastrophic failure.

So, why was the cost and time of this Act, thought so necessary, it was pursued for years  and implemented subject to review, despite two years of House of Lords objections?

And why did its need ignore the fact that  the inherent High Court jurisdiction with already, Enduring  Powers of Attorneys, the doctrine of necessity and The Office of Public Guardian had already  adequately protected the vulnerable,  for centuries.

And still do in the rest of the world but the UK.

Far from protecting the vulnerable, the Act has served to encage them, and make them, far more vulnerable and more crucially a source of private profit.

So what were, the purported reasons for  the Act ?

Amazingly,  little.

Government concern, that due to the ‘unstructured’ nature of  protection, decisions vulnerable people could make for themselves were being  made by others.

And, if   a person became  incapable of making a decision,  others should be prevented from making this decisions without the vulnerable’s, considerable involvement.

The fact that today,  such an implausible respect for an individual’s autonomy, has through the subversive implementation of the Act resulted, in the total removal of a vulnerable person’s autonomy, sadly, reveals the government’s real agenda.

The very concerns, the government sought to remedy, are now given flesh, by the Act.

It  is being used, not only, not to involve vulnerable in decisions  concerning them, but it also, allows LAs/ care providers, to make all the vulnerable’s decisions for life.

Incapacity, is needed for the jurisdiction of the Court of Protection.

It is the gateway, to an individual’s  every future decision being made by the state.

Allowing a vulnerable adult, unlucky enough to need  ‘support DEEMED INCAPABLE.’to be made a captive consumer of any state care, without reprieve, escape or complaint.

A person’s worst nightmare.

Every decision made for you, by strangers, whose overriding interest is profit .

And, the MCA, WAS deliberately drafted, to allow potentially, anyone’s, decisions to be made for them.

As MCA provides, any state agent, care/support worker, social worker, nurse, GP, psychologist, counsellor, alzeimer friend, even neighbour, can assess whether an individual is ‘capable’ of making a decision.

If  A PERSON appears, to them, to be mentally ‘impaired’, as a result of a non exhaustive, all embracing list- learning disability, mental health problem, brain injury, dementia, alcohol or drug misuse, effects of treatment/medication or in fact any other illness or disability.

Not only is the list of ‘assessors’ effectively anyone,

the reasons for  ‘incapacity’ is limitless.

Already, psychiatry/mental health is farcically extensive the USA, having created  375 mental disorders, diagnosed on a symptoms based subjective basis.

How vague, and subjective are these extensive impairments ‘learning disability’, ‘any other illness’ and the ‘side effects of medication’ ?

The Act  has been drafted to allow anyone, who comes into contact with a member of the public,  to assess them as incapable of making decisions.

Beyond terrifying, and amazing is the  power, it gives the state and their informers.

The ability to remove anyone’s autonomy by stealth and deem them a non person.

See latest rulings from Mr Justice Charles on Deprivation of Liberty Orders

http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/news/press-releases/ruling-highlights-rights-of-vulnerable-people-in-deprivation-of-liberty-hearings/

Worse than  Orwell’s ‘1984’ monitors.

The state ‘us’ is given the right to assess the ‘them’; without the ‘them’ even knowing,  and the ‘them’ are not even given the right to challenge the assessment.

And the courts, then remove all a person’s decision making rights, by illegal, blanket, general assessments, in a secret court.

The Act is not  protecting our ‘vulnerables’ rights but  removing them.

For NHS/LA private profit.

And, as the state decides, who is ‘vulnerable’  and it could be you.

 

Danger of EHCSs, and, Abuse of MCA Capacity for Adult Service Funding

blog-pictureSo let us explore, what appears, to be the Local Authorities practice, in relation to capacity assessments, since, the lucrative, ‘independent/community living’, away from family living industry was created.

Anyone, suspected of ‘incapacity’, all autistic, learning disabled, and, mentally disordered.

Including, potentially, anyone in need of ‘special’ education.

Funded under Education, Health, and Care statements.

Which unlike SEN, make the social services responsible for ‘protecting’ a child’s ‘welfare’.

So now, all ‘special needs’ children, are deemed  in need of the protection.

Discriminatory of parents and children,in breach of the Equality Act, and,s 8 Human Rights Act.

Strengthening a disabled’s  status, as a ‘child in need’, under the Children Act, see my article NLJ ‘The Disability Trap’.

EHCS,  also allow care, health, and educations distinct roles to overlap.

And,  their funding to be mixed and transparency even more obscured..

SEN/EHCS, do not apply to private schools.

So, the rich, can avoid, state intervention, and, are, allowed, their legal rights.

ECHS, do not fund schools after 16.

Instead, schools are replaced, by ad hoc education packages,consisting of skills for independent living, until 25..

These, combine support  at home.

And, these ‘education’ providers, unknown a family, will be charged  to notify social services, who approve them, of any ‘intervention issues’.

At 18, Adult Services fund everything.

As, the only  LA policy now, is life in  for profit, private residential care units.

All decisions are removed from the disabled, and their family by the MCA 05.

By showing  ‘incapacity’ to make  decisions.

So, the LA will insist,  a capacity test is carried out, before, providing any adult services.

So social services, will suggest, your young adult child see a psychologist.

This ‘seeing’ includes a capacity test, but, you are unlikely to be made aware of this and there appears, no duty on the local authority to inform you.

It can also provide, evidence of emotional abuse/neglect, to cut you out of your child’s life.

If you  ask for clarification of such assessments, and/or feel them unnecessary, the Local Authority, will apply to the Court of Protection, for an interim order under s 48 Mental Capacity Act 2005.

This application will be served, 24 hours before the court hearing.

Social services witness statements, in support, are not on oath, so not subject to the Perjury Act.

Matters to support this court intervention, can include any reported hearsay, from any source, care workers, GP, educators etc.

The first you may  know  of these ‘concerns’, will be 24 hours before the hearing.

No one is under a duty to discuss  concerns with you first and under a tightly prescribed, managed service will be told not to..

Despite Social Workers and Mental Capacity Act Codes of Conduct, and, the Human Rights Act.

The Local Authority will ask  the court for a list of expansive orders.

Including, any assessment and/or inspection, they wish.

If you do not agree, you may be warned your child could be taken that night.

So, you are given little choice.

This,  is all an abuse of the MCA, and its five overarching principles, and its Code of Conduct.

The MCA provides, ‘capacity’, must be assessed specifically, in terms of capacity to make a particular decision, at the time it needs to be made.

The LA,  will allege incapacity, in respect to the following decisions,

To litigate the proceedings

To make decisions about where they should live

To make decisions about the care they receive

To make decisions about the contact they receive from family members.

Clearly, only the first two, are in fact particular decisions, the others involve several particular decisions, should they have a bath, wash hair, brush teeth, depilate their arm pits etc.

Similarly, family members, are many decisions, to see mother, father, sister, brother, granny.

Remember the MCA provides an assessment should only take place,

‘At the time it (the decision) needs to be made’

But these decisions do not need to be made, at this, particular time.

Just because a person is 18, and now funded by adult services, a capacity test per se, is not allowed by MCA.

In relation, to the last three decisions, the disabled person, will have been making these decisions, all their life, whether to have a bath, sleep in thier home,  see their granny.

How can they suddenly become incapable of making these decisions, and, the LA make them for them for them, under the MCA?

How can an assessment be justified, when these disabled, have already made these decisions in the past.

And by making them, shown their ‘capacity’ to make them, just because LA funding, requires it?

In relation, to the remaining decision, capacity to litigate, no one, unversed in law, would have such capacity, and, in any event, it is not be necessary, if the other capacities  are present.

The MCA, was not drafted for the convenience of funding, only, independent living provision at 18, and enabling this by illegal removal from the family home.

The MCA was drafted, to protect a person, by allowing another person, to make a decision for them, in  the least restrictive way, and, as they thought, that person, would have made it, in that person’s best interests, if thought, that person, had become in capable of making that particular decision, and, it needed, to be made.

The MCA, was not drafted, to declare people ‘incapable’, and, allow all their future decisions to be made for them, for profit.

Or was it ?

Mental Health, Big Pharma, Big Profits, Big Danger.

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As it is was revealed in February 2013, NHS bosses allowed the world’s biggest drugs firm’s’ lobbying company, to draft a report shaping our future health policy, we must consider the very real danger of the abuse of our mental health for profit.

Mental consumers are sought everywhere- schools, prisons, hospitals, police stations, prisons, even the homeless sleeping rough are hounded.

By 2016 Cameron announces on national news 1 in 10 children  suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder.

And all media promote the outing of ‘mental health’ issues.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/aug/22/third-teenage-girls-depression-anxiety-survey-trend-truant

And it is encouraged to discuss your mental issues, which then become a disability and enable the state to control the citizen and make him a pharma cash cow.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/29/how-do-i-know-if-i-have-a-mental-illness?CMP=share_btn_tw

In 2011 FOI notices revealed hundreds of instances of hospitality, worth several hundred thousand pounds from drug giants.

Of conferences for NHS staff in Sydney, Mauritius, Las Vegas.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/02/10/doctors-receiving-drug-company-money.aspx

We are fed by the media, that the recently created, and now accepted without question phenomena of ‘self harm’, has seen a 45% increase in boys, all ripe for medication.

Mere social conduct disorders are now classed as mental disorders to treat with a different expensive drug.

In America half of foster children are on prescribed drugs.

http://dxsummit.org/archives/1774

One in 15 Americans at 18 now are labelled with a mental disorder.

See Robert Whitaker’s ‘Anatomy of an Epidemic’ and how the label of a disorder rather than helping has destroyed lives.

A and E departments received 30 million for mental health,  funding is in place, for mental health referrals,  in police stations, and schools.

We have an over supply of NHS mental health ‘professionals’ and  375 curtesy of America, mental disorders.

Medicalisation of social/ behavioural problems is a huge ever growing market for the Pharma Industry.

‘Self-harm’ is usefully medicated by expensive anti-psychotic drugs…

The Mirror revealed, 62 Tory MPs have links with Private Health.

Disorders make profit and control our autonomy, and society.

In 2005, the FDA issued an extraordinary “Public Health Advisory” cautioned against the risks, associated with, the whole new generation of antidepressants, including, Prozac, and its knock offs, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, and Lexapro, as well as Wellbutrin, Effexor, Serzone, and Remeron.

The warning followed a public hearing, in which, dozens of family members and victims testified of increased violence, and suicide after their use.

Despite this, and research studies showing anti-depressants were only slightly more effective, than a placebo.

Which is why Prozac is not licensed in Germany and does not satisfy NICE effectiveness guidelines.

This less that clinically required beneficial effect could in any event be due to research and conferences, being funded by the drug companies, research methods design to show advantages, and positive effects being published more than negative ones.

Yet despite this in 2007, there were 34 million prescriptions for anti-depressants and more than 40 million people are estimated to have taken Prozac since 1988.

The latest danger of anti depressant and hidden side effects, reported in the Guardian, on 17 th September 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/16/seroxat-study-harmful-effects-young-people

‘Experts’ know little of how our brains work and even less as to how drugs affect this working and our physical health, particularly, in the long term.

And therefore can know little about how antidepressants work.

The huge flaw is that  no test, can measure the amount of serotonin in a living brain.

So ‘experts’ do not know what is a low, or normal level of serotonin in a normal brain and are working blind with adjustments by medication.
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And there is little evidence, that depression is caused by a serotonin shortage per se and many studies contradict this theory of depression but are hidden .

And in today’s desperate times, it is more likely not pathological, but a normal reaction to uncertainty, debt and stressful abusive employment and education, and  our survival of the fittest society .

Children and adult mental health services and other NHS mental health services consist of  diagnosis and then usually straight onto medication.

But the effectiveness is not known, and is not monitored, and there are no scientific controls so the adequacy of services and drugs which cost billions cannot be judged.

So we have a multibillion pound industry, which by funding research, media and government, can create an ever increasing market, voluntary, and enforced, under the threat of care orders, if under 16, and, then mental capacity act orders if over.

Already half our population has been put on prescribed drugs.

1 in 15 Americans, reach adulthood with a mental disorder.

Do we really want to follow ?

The Mental Capacity Act 05 allows the state, to enforce medication, on effectively anyone, the experts, deem ‘incapable, of making a decision in respect to their medication.

And the Act, has a frighteningly vague, all expansive definition of ‘incapacity’, which systemically, is made, impossible to oppose.

Worse still ,The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004, which regulates the conduct of clinical trials on medicinal products, allows a legal representative, (a person not connected with the conduct of the trial), to consent to the participation of ‘incapable’ adults, in medical research, currently, very little is known as to how these representatives make their decisions.

So it appears, those deemed ‘incapable’ under the MCA and that is potential millions can be used as guinea pigs by profit hungry drug companies.

Most alarming is the fact there is no central check, or control on  prescription drugs.

GPs are politicised and commercialised. They do not have to comply with conditions of drug licences and often prescribe off- label.

We as a nation are now hooked on antidepressants, statins, and, even painkillers http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2774300/GPs-creating-nation-hooked-painkillers-Addictions-codeine-morphine-drugs-reached-dangerous-levels.html

Mental health, is the perfect business model, for present, and future profit particularly as it is being increasingly enforced by  the MCA,and, supported by academics, NHS and media.

All financed and controlled by government.
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