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Psychiatry and disease mongering: Road Rage Disorder is latest
spontaneously "discovered" disease Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2006 by Mike Adams (Ask Adams to help
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psychiatry, Road Rage Disorder and road rage.
||Disease mongering has reached a new
level of ridiculousness with the widely-reported announcement that
millions of American now have undiagnosed Road Rage Disorder, also
sometimes called Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED).
Desperate to scrounge up new diseases that can be treated with
high-profit prescription drugs, Big Pharma and its disease-pushing
sidekick, psychiatry, is now pulling diseases out of thin air,
making them up as it goes along, and hoping enough impressionable
consumers (and journalists) can be hoodwinked into thinking every
fictitious disease is actually real.
Road Rage Disorder is merely the latest disease quackery drummed
up by the pharmaceutical industry. Many people don't know this, but
Big Pharma actually hires psychiatrists
to invent, then publicize new "diseases." They actually sit around
in rooms, brainstorming new disease ideas and figuring out how to
convince the public that those diseases exist. That's where they
come up with junk science statements like, "This is the most common
disease you've never heard of!"
Inventing disease for profitThe psychiatric community has
now become the disease invention branch of Big Pharma.
Psychiatrists dream up disorders, and drug companies
market the "treatment" that just happens to have been recently FDA
approved. Notice how new diseases or disorders only get publicized
and advertised after the FDA approves a
Big Pharma drug to treat them? These diseases apparently
spontaneously afflict huge numbers of Americans only in the days
following the FDA approval of any drug that might treat such
diseases. Imagine the odds.
To think, all these years, we've all been running around with
Intermittent Explosive Disorder and we didn't even know it!
The crooks running this medical scam are, of course, the drug
company executives and psych doctors who have
apparently decided they will now do absolutely anything to sell more
drugs, including labeling perfectly healthy people as sick. As the
number of truly ill people in society is limited, Big Pharma evil
geniuses have figured out that the only way to increase their
customer base is to start selling drugs to people who aren't
sick. And the quickest way to do that is through disease
mongering -- inventing, then marketing non-existent diseases to
a gullible population that has grown far too comfortable with the
idea that every human behavior is now a disease.
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condition that drug companies are now trying to push onto half the
population) and even the idea that menstruation is now a "disorder"
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It's so outrageous, and based on such obvious non-scientific
psychobabble, that only a complete fool would actually buy into it.
Yet the public, the FDA and the mainstream
media are currently exhibiting zero skepticism about
these wholly fictitious
diseases. Newspapers, magazines and broadcast news programs
continue parroting headlines and press release handed to them by the
public relations firms bankrolled by Big Pharma. There is no science
here; no scrutiny, no genuine journalism and nothing resembling
"evidence-based medicine." It's just plain old hucksterism dressed
up to look like a mental health
Got angry? You have a mental disorder.The whole thing makes
me so mad that I could slam my head into the wall. And that, of
course, qualifies me as having Intermittent Explosive
Disorder, a disease based on such flimsy definitions that you
can be qualified as "ill" by simply having three major anger
outbursts in your entire life! You read that right: Three bouts of
anger, over your entire life, can get you labeled as having this
so-called "disease" and put on powerful psychotropic
drugs for life.
Is there anyone who hasn't experienced at least three episodes of
anger in their life? Let's see... there's the snotty girl who
stuffed a slushy snowball down my pants in the third grade, that's
one. There was the idiot who slammed into my car at a stoplight
because he was on prescription sleeping pills, that's two. And then
there was the embarrassing incident involving a circus bear, a
unicycle and three flaming juggling sticks that I'd rather not talk
about. That's three. Gee, I guess I really am suffering from IED.
||You might recognize the three letters, by
the way: IED also refers to Improvised Explosive Devices
that are killing soldiers in Iraq. So IED is both a
road-side bomb and an anger disorder. Sort of fitting, it seems,
because when IEDs actually explode and kill American troops in Iraq,
the surviving soldiers understandably get more than a bit ticked off
and have been known to go door to door shooting civilians in a
vengeful rampage. That behavior may actually qualify as some sort of
disorder. That's real violence. Going door to door killing women and
children with military rifles probably qualifies you as a whacko
under any system of medicine. But saying you have Road Rage Disorder
because some psychiatrist force-fed a false diagnosis into your
impressionable, defenseless brain only qualifies you as gullible.
Pseudoscientific psych surveysHow, exactly, did
psychiatrists actually come up with this stunning "discovery" that
16 million Americans suffer from this new disease, IED? Get this:
They conducted a survey.
The survey asked American adults if they had ever experienced
three anger outbursts in their entire life. Not surprisingly,
a whole lot of people said they had. From this flimsy evidence --
and this alone! -- the Archives of General Psychiatry (a
medical journal that takes loads of money from drug companies)
printed the survey results that hype this fictitious disease.
Apparently, surveys now provide all the evidence needed by conventional
medicine to scare half the population into believing they suffer
from some new, mysterious disease. Promoters of drugs and surgery
are proud to proclaim Western medicine is "evidence-based medicine,"
but they never admit what that so-called evidence is really based
on. In this case, it's based on a flimsy survey that was obvious
designed from the get-go to "discover" some new disease that could
be hyped up in the media.
It's downright sinister, I say. It's a
recipe of instilling fear in the public in order to sell more drugs
to people who simply don't need them.
So I have a new idea here. Stay with me on this. We're all going
to get rich. I'm going to send a survey to thousands of American
adults and ask if they've ever experienced hesitations in their
breathing, like holding their breath, shallow breathing or rapid
breathing (such as during exercise).
When I get the survey results, I'm going to tabulate them and
declare that 25 million Americans now suffer from Intermittent
Breathing Disoder (IBD), a disease that's
"very common even though you've never heard of it!"
Then I'm going to get fast-track FDA approval on drugs to treat
IBD. I'll buy full-page ads in medical
journals, bribe a few psychiatrists with "consulting fees," and
whip out some press releases that will be faxed to all the national
magazines. Drug sales will skyrocket in no time! Invest in my IBD
company now, and we'll all get rich!
Sounds like a con, right? Yet it's exactly what's happening right
now with Restless Legs Syndrome, Road Rage Disorder, Social Anxiety
Disorder and even Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Every
one of these is utterly bogus. Completely fictitious. Designed for
one sinister purpose: To sell drugs to people who don't need
As reported in one news story, "Experts claim IED is caused by
inadequate production of serotonin in the brain, which regulates our
moods. It is felt that treatment with antidepressants
can help the condition."
Ah. Antidepressants. No such disorder is ever publicized, you
see, unless there's a "treatment" already available and approved by
the FDA. Modern mental health has nothing to do with actually
helping people and everything to do with marketing more drugs.
disorders exist except those for which medications are
No pathological basis for diseaseHave you ever heard of
doctors using a survey to come up with disease definitions?
Of course not. A real disease has some observable pathology: A
microbe, a physical deformity, a change in chemistry, a measurable
malfunction... something that can be used by doctors to actually
diagnose the condition.
But none of these psychiatric
disorders express any observable pathology. Take IED, for
Can you weigh IED? Touch it? See it? Smell it?
Can you see IED or its effects under a microscope?
Can you measure IED with a blood test?
Is there a carrier for IED such as a virus, bacterium, fungus,
prion or spore?
Can you find IED in the genetic code? A CAT scan? An MRI?
Behavior is a choiceYou see, there is no such thing as IED,
or bi-polar disorder, or ADHD. These fictitious diseases are
diagnosed through interview questions by a psychiatrist and
are based purely on behavior, not pathology. And behavior is a
choice, friends, not a disease.
That's a big statement, so take it in slowly: Behavior is a
choice, not a disease. I fully realize that believing this
requires taking responsibility for your own actions... and that's
not something many people really want to do. It's easier to accept a
label and blame everything on some fictitious disorder.
Kids get away with it all the time. At school, they proclaim,
"I'm ADHD!" So they get to take tests with an open book. But at
home, they play Halo on the Xbox for six hours without even taking a
restroom break. How's that for mental focus? If they have an
attention disorder, how can they play Halo for six hours?
Many people, you see, don't want to admit that behavior is a
choice simply because that would require acting like an adult.
Harsh, but true.
The catch-22 on mental disordersPsychiatrists don't believe
behavior is a choice, either. They believe behavior is a disease,
especially behavior that doesn't fit in with the crowd or that
questions authority. They even have a name for that one, too:
Oppositional Defiance Disorder, described on page 100 of the
DSM-IV-TR manual. I'm looking at it right now, and it says this
"disease" is characterized by, "...persistent stubbornness,
resistance to directions, and unwillingness to compromise, give in,
or negotiate with adults or peers."
So if you don't compromise and give in to your peers, you have
Oppositional Defiance Disorder. Well count me in on this one, too,
because I'm not about to join the uninformed masses and do what
doctors and psychiatrists insist people should do.
It's a clever Catch-22 medical con, isn't it? If you give in and
submit to their disease mongering, they trap you with such sweeping
definitions of disease that practically everyone will eventually be
put on drugs. But if you resist and claim that modern psychiatry is
nonsense, and you don't buy into their pseudoscientific
psychobabble, they can label you with a defiance disorder.
Either way, according to modern psychiatry, virtually everyone is
"sick" and needs treatment. This astonishing claim is the
cornerstone of the psychiatric mantra you often find repeated in
news stories: The plea for treatment. It goes something like this:
"Millions of people have this disorder, but are going without
treatment. We must find a way to treat them!" The implication, of
course, is that all patients should be "treated" because we don't
want people to go without treatment, do we?
But it isn't treatment. It's the exploitation of a human being to
generate corporate profits.
Consensus hallucinationsThe idea that all these psychiatric
disorders exist at all isn't based on good science, or genuine
pathology, or anything with scientific merit. Rather, these diseases
only "exist" in modern society because of consensus
||What is consensus hallucination? It's
when a large group of people all agree to hallucinate something that
isn't there. IED doesn't exist in the real world, of course. You
can't find it in nature, nor in the body or brain tissues of a human
being. It only exists as a false concept, an idea that is being
hyped as real even though it isn't.
With enough media coverage and advertising, the
public can be convinced to hallucinate practically anything: Saddam
Hussein was responsible for the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Housing
prices will keep going up forever. The U.S. economy is strong.
Imperialism is freedom. And most of the population suffers from a
variety of mental disorders that must be treated with psychotropic
drugs. These are all consensus hallucinations. There are many more,
in case you're curious.
During the dot-com boom, the consensus hallucination was that PE
ratios meant nothing, that the laws of economics had changed, and
that everybody was going to get rich selling each other little
scraps of paper with increasingly large numbers written on them. In
the cheap-money housing boom right now, the consensus hallucination
is that buying a home, no matter how high the price, is always a
good investment because home prices will rise forever. They won't,
of course. This boom will bust much like the dot-com boom. But that
reality doesn't keep people from investing in the consensus
Modern psychiatric medicine is based almost entirely on the
invention and marketing of consensus hallucinations. And as long as
they can get away with it, there's no stopping the disease mongers
from exploring even greater degrees of scientific fraud in their
efforts to market drugs to people who don't need them.
Every bodily function and behavior may be declared a
disorderHow far will the drug companies go before lawmakers,
journalists and citizens come to their senses and finally ban
advertising? You can expect them to try anything to sell more
drugs. No bodily function, emotion or behavior is safe from Big
Pharma's disease mongering racket.
||It won't be long before we hear about
IFD. That's Intermittent Farting Disorder, in case you were
wondering. It's the early expression of CFD, Continuous Farting
Disorder, which is far more dangerous. Farting, you see, is a
disease. You can tell by the way it makes you dizzy and socially
unacceptable. Farting, the studies show, actually leads to Social
Anxiety Disorder and, in extreme cases, paranoia. Fortunately, there
are drugs available to help you.
Buying in to the hallucinationSince when did virtually the
entire medical community, the public, the FDA and the press all buy
into the Big Pharma hype that says every human action must be
chemically assisted? We all need drugs, we're told, to pee,
defecate, fall asleep, wake up or get an erection. We need drugs to
feel happy, confident, sexy or sane. Only through drugs, we're told,
can we stop pain, socialize with peers, control blood pressure, gain
mental concentration, lower cholesterol or prevent cancer.
This is the con that drug companies want us to believe. They want
us to think that we're born diseased, powerless to take control over
our own health, and that we must rely on doctors, drugs and radical
surgical procedures to "manage" all our metabolic processes.
I tell you, there is no greater con in the history of the world
than this con being perpetrated by Big Pharma and all the major
players in conventional medicine: The FDA, medical journals,
psychiatry, med schools and even the mainstream media (which,
remember, accepts hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising
from drug companies, thanks to the fact that direct-to-consumer drug
advertising is still absurdly legal in this country).
You want the blunt truth on all this? Here it is: Healthy
people take no drugs, period. Taken for anything other than
short-term acute conditions, drugs make you sick, not healthy. And
drugs that mess with your head make you mentally sick. The more
drugs you take, the more side effects you're going to start
experiencing, and you'll be trapped in the racket of conventional
medicine and its toxic medications.
||If you aren't as healthy as you want to
be, look to your diet and exercise. That's where the root cause of
virtually every major degenerative disease is really found. You do
not have a "deficiency" of brain chemicals or anything else
conventional medicine is trying to push on you. Don't fall for the
false authority, the pseudoscience, the psychobabble, the drug
pushing and the disease mongering that now defines modern
medicine in the West.
Mental health is a genuine problem for
psychiatristsAlthough IED, ADHD and many other so-called
diseases are consensus hallucinations, the obvious question is: Are
there genuine mental health disorders?
Sure there are. And the behavior of modern psychiatrists probably
demonstrates several such genuine disorders. What kind of doctor
would exploit patients for his own financial gain, cursing them with
the label of some fictitious disease and using the power of placebo
against them? Psych doctors, that's who.
I've seen homeless people wandering the streets talking to
themselves about things that don't exist. But at least they're not
hurting anyone. Psychiatrists, on the other hand, talk to each other
about things that don't exist (like IED) and then go out and push
that consensus hallucination onto the world, drugging up untold
numbers of Americans on medicines that can only harm them.
So who's crazier, the homeless guy who harms no one, or the
psychiatrist who puts perfectly normal patients on powerful
psychotropic drugs that they don't need? By any reasonable standard,
I'd say the inmates are running the asylum in modern
medicine. The psychiatrists are crazier than the patients
they're diagnosing with fictitious disease. We've let this dark
branch of conventional medicine run amok, and now drug companies
Don't believe me? Just consider the recent finding that one
hundred percent of those psychiatrists who wrote the behavior
disorders guidelines in the DSM-IV manual (the psychiatry "bible")
have undisclosed financial ties to drug companies. Not ninety
percent, not ninety-five percent, but one hundred percent.
drugging of schoolchildren remains dark secret of public education,
||And, unbelievably, they insist there's no
conflict of interest even though they're taking money from the very
companies who financially benefit from their disease mongering.
How's that for classic self delusion?
What real brain medicine looks likeYou want real brain
medicine? It doesn't come in a pill, and it's not made by a drug
Real brain medicine includes sunshine (which actually enhances
brain chemistry), exercise, fish oil supplements, omega-3 oils and
nutritionally dense fruits like blueberries, goji berries and
pomegranates. Real brain medicine comes from nature, not drug
companies, and it includes things like bilberry, camu camu berries
Psychiatrists don't have a clue about real brain medicine. These
nutritionally illiterate hucksters don't even believe that food has
anything at all to do with mental health -- an idea so preposterous
that only delusional health professional could possibly believe it.
And yet it's widely believed throughout psychiatry today: Food and
mental health are not related, they declare.
Who's qualified to talk about mental health anyway?Critics
of my criticism of psychiatry will no doubt say I'm not qualified to
talk about mental health. In fact, I am unique qualified to talk
about this subject because I possess genuine objectivity (I take no
money from drug companies, unlike virtually 100% of psychiatrists)
and clear-headed thinking (because I take no drugs whatsoever).
How many psychiatrists are there who can say they have never
taken money or gifts from any drug company, and that they take
absolutely no drugs themselves? (No prescription
drugs, no caffeine, no sugar, no alcohol, nicotine, etc.) The
answer is, well, just about zero, except for the whistleblowers in
the Critical Psychiatric Network and other reform-oriented medical
groups. And so the majority of psychiatrists themselves can't even
attain clear-headed thinking because they're influenced by drug
company money and distorted by their own substance abuse habits.
used as guinea pigs in psychotropic drug tests
||The few who have managed clear thinking
on this issue are now increasingly speaking out against their own
industry! I've been in touch with several psychiatrists who are so
outraged at the lies and corruption they see in their industry that
they're looking for ways to blow the whistle on this scam. To anyone
who can think with even a little clarity, the con is obvious:
Drug companies bankroll psychiatry, and in return, psychiatrists
invent new diseases to enrich drug companies.
It's a classic conspiracy, right here in front of us. And for the
moment, they're actually getting away with it!
You can help stop the insanity and save yourself (and your
children, perhaps) from being diagnosed with yet another fictitious
mental disorder. Take this article and post it on your website (with
author credit and a link back, please), or forward to friends. Also,
a grassroots campaign to end direct-to-consumer drug advertising.
Having a bad day is perfectly normalBy the way, if you had
a bad day, got angry at a crazy driver on the highway, couldn't fall
asleep one night, forgot where you put your keys or felt nervous at
a social gathering, there's nothing wrong with you.
It's called "life." Sometimes stuff happens. Every day isn't
perfect, and if you think that chemicals will make your life better,
you're kidding yourself. That old slogan, "Better living through
chemistry" was a cruel joke.
Don't fall for the con of psychiatric medicine and its incessant
disease mongering. There's nothing wrong with your head. You just
need what we all need: Less stress, more exercise, better nutrition
(especially the minerals), more time with nature and loving,
supporting relationships. It isn't complicated.
But if reality sounds too challenging, I'm sure there's a
psychiatrist willing to medicate you instead. You can always choose
to let the chemicals run your thoughts and emotions, sleep-walking
through life like the rest of the zombies who have surrendered their
free will to psychiatric medicine.
Psychiatrists are promising mental paradise, but delivering
mental prison. Don't become enslaved by chemicals.
antidepressant drugs cause suicides instead of preventing
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