On Saturday April 4th, 2015, the headline from the British Daily Mail read “More than two thirds of people taking antidepressants “may NOT actually have depression”: Doctors discover many do not meet the official criteria.” It went on to say: “Researchers discovered more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of people taking antidepressants did not meet the criteria for major depressive disorder…also known as clinical depression. Antidepressants are also prescribed for other psychiatric disorders…researchers found 38 per cent of those taking the drugs did not meet the criteria for obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia or generalised anxiety disorder either.”
Now, one might imagine that many people would be surprise at this clinical finding. How can this be? If there are so many people currently on antidepressants (over 30 million in the United States alone), and since they have had such claimed high success rates, where on earth did the medical “experts” go wrong?
The answer to this question is simple. The “experts” were never right in the first place. The fakery of the antidepressant myth is predicated on three claims. #1 – That the patient is suffering from a mental condition (depression, anxiety, etc.). #2 – That the “condition” is the direct result of a chemical imbalance within the brain, and #3 – That this “condition” will be rectified through a regimen of prescribed medication known as antidepressants. Lets examine these claims:
#1. Modern psychology is based on debate, opinion and discussion and once there is a general consensus the new “condition” is voted into the “Bible” of psychiatry, known as the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. DSM-5 was released at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting in May 2013). This is how Canadian psychiatrist, Colin Ross see it: “The way things get into the DSM is not based on blood test or brain scan or physical findings. It’s based on descriptions of behavior. And that’s what the whole psychiatry system is.”
#2. The claims of “chemical imbalance”. I don’t think that you need to be a doctor or have any medical training to presume that the only way to tell if there is an “imbalance” of anything within the human body, is to perform a test. For example, if your doctor tells you that you have a low Blood Cell Count (Red or White) is this based on a test? Of course. It is called a CBC (Complete Blood Count). Easily done and the result “…gives important information about the kinds and numbers of cells in the blood, especially red blood cells…white blood cells…and platelets…helps your doctor check any symptoms, such as weakness, fatigue, or bruising, you may have.” Found at: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/complete-blood-count-cbc However, there are no tests available or done to determine the level of “chemicals” (known as neurotransmitters) in the human brain. Nonetheless, the most common and egregious claim by psychiatrists is that a “patient” is low in Serotonin (a neurotransmitter). This prognosis is from someone sitting across the room from the patient. Just like magic.
#3. Based on the first two claims, the “expert” will then prescribe a treatment, probably an antidepressant. The type most often used today is known as an SSRI (Selective Serotonin re-uptake Inhibitor). Just to be clear, there is absolutely NO Serotonin in these pills and they do not help to produce more. They actually “suffocate” the brains synapses and restrict the flow.
“The problem with you,” she explained, “is that you have a chemical imbalance. It’s biological, just like diabetes, but it’s in your brain. This chemical in your brain called serotonin is too, too low. There’s not enough of it, and that’s what’s causing the chemical imbalance. We need to give you medication to correct that.” Then she handed my mother a prescription for Prozac.” -Alix Spiegel, NPR Media
-Chemical Imbalance Fraud
“There are no objective tests in psychiatry, no X-ray, laboratory, or exam finding…that someone does or does not have a mental disorder.” -Allen Frances, Former DSM-IV Task Force Chairman
Based on the analysis of these “experts” we have a choice of two completely mind-fucking theories to choose from:
A) Your mother dies (for example only) and you become sad. This sadness causes a drop in Serotonin and you then become depressed and need treatment.
B) You have a drop in Serotonin and this led to your mothers death. Thus you are responsible for her murder.
Does the above statement sound ridiculous? Well it should and these are exactly the claims that the psychiatric cabal is making. But the truth is simple; there is no data that proves a connection between brain-chemistry and mood or behaviour. And again, I will state, not only are there no tests available to determine the amount of a specific neurotransmitter in the brain, even if there was, no one ever tests any patient in any acceptable medical manner, period.