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May 25, 2011

Psychiatric Sadism Disorder - definition + examples


  "The origin of science is the desire to know causes; and the origin of all false science and imposture is in the desire to accept false causes rather than none; or, which is the same thing, in the unwillingness to accept our own ignorance."
   -- William Hazlitt

   "The mild and the long- suffering may suffer forever in this world. As long as the patient will suffer, the cruel will kick."
   -- Rev. Sidney Smith

   "We never hurt each other but by error or by malice." 
   -- Sir Robert Chambers,  
    possibly inspired by
    Dr. Johnson


It seems to me - a psychologist of 61, with the best possible degree in psychology, but also ill with ME/CFS since January 1, 1979, after EBV (Epstein Barr Virus, mononucleosis), in the first year of my studies, and mostly without any help since - except by a few really good medical doctors of internal medicine and one excellent GP - namely "because your 'disease' is psychosomatic, and therefore you are not entitled to any help or indeed any medical research" - also having seen the evidence that the American Psychiatric Association puts forward in its DSM-5 plans:
.... that there is an excellent case - in logic, philosophy of science, ethics, law, and scientific psychology: See On natural philosophy, philosophy of science, and psychiatry - for the existence of the so called Psychiatric Sadism Disorder, which is both a serious and a  dangerous mental illness that especially psychiatrists and psychotherapists are occupationally prone to ("All power corrupts." Also, psychiatry is a career sadists may naturally desire and flock to.)

Indeed, with the - unwitting - help of professor O'Shaugnessy (see what may be his most brilliant contribution to mankind: Mental Disorders in Litigation) I have succeeded in giving a precise, evidence based, scientific definition - 90% APA-approved text! - of this serious mental disorder, that unfortunately may dominate and pervade - evidence based scientific, logical and methodological research has shown - the dysfunctional belief systems of men like - homomorphs of, indeed - professors O'Shaugnessy, Wessely, White, Sharpe, and very many other psychiatrists, ever since Charcot and Freud discovered that empirically that engaging in this disorder enabled them to make very well-paid careers, essentially based on an artful combination of
(1) what may be hidden, possibly unconscious, psychiatric sadism, with
(2) the evident financial advantages enjoyed by clever bullshitting and phony psychobabbling, and (3) the intentional abuse of attributed medical authority, scientific competence and personal honesty by - in fact - professionally deceived naive patients.

Deception pays better than honesty; pretended knowledge is better marketable than true ignorance; bullshit pays since long before Lucian satirized it, especially when it concerns people's health.
Here is the wholly scientific definition, completely in the style, format and  language of the American Psychiatric Association, most of whose "38.000 leaders" (I quote from the APA website: they can't lie) may suffer from it, if they don't enjoy it - and with an easier readable format here

                           Psychiatric Sadism Disorder - definition
                           (APA approved evidence based style):
Pain Disorder Psychiatric Sadism Disorder is perhaps one of the most common somatoform psychiatric illnesses following traumatic injury graduation. By definition, a Pain Disorder  Psychiatric Sadism Disorder is a somatoform psychiatric illness in which the principal presenting complaint is causing others pain but where there is believed to be significant psychological factors playing a role in either the onset or genesis of the causing pain or its perpetuation. Three subtypes are broadly defined. The first is Pain Disorder  Psychiatric Sadism Disorder caused by psychological factors alone, the second is Pain Disorder Psychiatric Sadism Disorder caused by physical factors, and the third is Pain Disorder  Psychiatric Sadism Disorder caused by a combination of physical and psychological factors. A Pain Disorder  Psychiatric Sadism Disorder caused by physical factors alone is not considered a mental disorder whereas the other two subtypes are considered mental disorders. The most common is the combined physical and psychological causation. Pain Disorders  Psychiatric Sadism Disorders are commonly seen following soft tissue injuries graduation such as whiplash injuries especially where individuals continue to complain of cause others pain long after the tissue injury has healed. on fallacious medical or psychiatric grounds, typical for both this perversion and this medical specialization.
 
Pain Disorder Psychiatric Sadism Disorder has relevance in medical legal evaluations and in litigation as a proper and thorough evaluation of a person complaining of psychiatrist or psychotherapist causing others chronic pain and may reveal significant psychological factors that can help explain what otherwise appears to be a gross dereliction of duty or exaggeration of competence or evident psychiatric perversion. The most common “psychological factors” associated with Pain Disorder Psychiatric Sadism Disorder are in fact other psychiatric illnesses and in particular Mood Disorders and Anxiety Disorders or the perverted desire to cause others harm under the guise of  'evidence based medical science'. Mood Disorders and personal sadism or an obsession with psychiatrists' power are the most common co-occurring psychiatric illness triggering Pain Disorder Psychiatric Sadism Disorder.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Psychiatric Sadism Disorder coupled with causing much physical injury has been well studied and demonstrates high rates of increased impairment and disability as well as prolonged recoveries. Other psychological factors other than other mental disorders have also been implicated in Pain Disorder Psychiatric Sadism Disorders including distortions in thought process such as catastrophic thinking, invalidism, fallacious reasoning, insistence on the psychiatrists authority, competence, 'good intentions', 'care for patients' etc. Personality styles and/or disorders have been significantly implicated (e.g., individuals who have obsessional orientations and then tend to dwell and ruminate over their denials of pain of others, causing them to focus on the injury and disability that in turn leads to greater morbidity). Hosts of psychological factors have been identified as predisposing individuals psychiatrists to developing Pain Disorder Psychiatric Sadism Disorder  (e.g., childhood histories of abuse or trauma, previous mental disorders and/or psychological dysfunction, etc.). The presence of these mental disorders and/or psychological dysfunctions may help explain what appears to be rather unusual or aberrant behavior in  individuals psychiatrists who otherwise would be seen to be consciously or grossly exaggerating denying their others' pain complaints.

I am so very certain the above is a very fine evidence based psychiatric medical disorder, of major importance also, and namely

(1) because I am a philosopher of science and a psychologist myself, who also has experienced and read about very much personal - evidence based! - experience of very evident medical and psychiatric sadism, that the very persons evidently committing it equally evidently could not or would not see.

(2) Also, it must all be in the very best evidence based medical science tradition that the APA so much approves of, specifically here because

(3) Except for the blue bits, to be replaced by the struck out bits, it's All The Real Thing (namely professor O'Shaugnessy's Pure Newspeak APA-style DSM-5 lingo, in re 'Pain Disorders' for naive lawyers and such .... except that there may be much more evidence for P
sychiatric Sadism Disorder outside psychiatrists' manuals, this disorder being such a typical occupational disease that - o divine or devilish irony! - precisely the sick themselves are particularly unwilling to admit, face or consider.

But evidently, there also are huge advantages not to acknowledge such - to some - very pleasant psychiatric sadism and such -clever and learned  - personal dishonesty or delusion that oneself profits so enormously by, as the great Freud taught us all, though it is also true -
as the great Freud again taught us all and as laymen often fail to see - that precisely those who suffer from Psychiatric Sadism Disorder tend to be totally blind to it - if they are not lying, of course, evidence based medical science may have definitely established.

But then modern psychiatry, in line with postmodernism, has totally given up on old-fashioned notions like truth, indeed having so very much 'evidence based medical science', ever since Charcot and Freud started it, that to get large heaps of cash from the ill and defenseless, the unhappy, the stupid, and the mentally disturbed, large doses of pretentious medicalese bullshit, nonsense, baloney and bogosity are most effective and most profitable:
 
For the bullshitter (...) is neither on the side of the true nor on the side of the false. His eye is not on the facts at all, as the eyes of the honest man and of the liar are, except insofar as they may be pertinent to his interest in getting away with what he says. He does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up, to suit his purpose.
     -- Harry Frankfurt, "On Bullshit"
 
Indeed as the great Freud taught us all, "his purpose", especially in those who bullshit psychiatrically - evidence based medical science may have proved definitely - is to get cash and status from the naive ("laymen"), while indulging his own polymorphous perversions to the utmost (as Freud taught us).

And incidentally I have here also proved - for the sufficiently gifted - how very easy it is to produce pompous psychiatric bullshit that is exactly equivalent to 'the real stuff' DSM-5 editors are producing.

As Lucian has it:

PHILOSOPHY (Godess of): But what's your job? There's no harm in asking that.
LUCIAN: I'm an anti-cheatist, an anti-quackist, an anti-liarist, and an anti-inflated-egoist. I'm anti all the revolting types like that - and there are plenty of them, as you know.
PHILOSOPHY [smiling]: Well, well! You're quite an anti-body, aren't you?
LUCIAN: I certainly am. You can see why I've got myself aso much disliked, and why I'm in such a dangerous situation. Not that I'm not an expert pro-body too. I'm a pro-truthist, a pro-beautician, a pro-sinceritist, and a pro-everything that's pro-worthy. But I don't find much scope for exercisting my talents in that direction, whereas thousands of people are always queuing up for the anti-treatment. In fact I'm so out of practice as a probody, that I dare say I have lost the knack of it by now - but I'm a real expert at the other part of my profession.
PHILOSOPHY [seriously]: That's bad. They're opposite sides of a coin, as it were. So don't specialize in one at the expense of the other. They should merely be different aspects of the same fundamental attitude.
LUCIAN: Well, you know best, Philosophy. But I'm so constituted that I can't help hating bad types and liking good ones.
  (From:
  Fishing for phonies, Turner translation, Penguin Classics, p. 177-8)
But here it is minus strikethrough, in one color, in its full psychiatric glory
- and don't you dare say this does not sound like the very real APA DSM-5:

Psychiatric Sadism Disorder - definition
(APA approved evidence based style):

Psychiatric Sadism Disorder is perhaps one of the most common  psychiatric illnesses following graduation. By definition, a Psychiatric Sadism Disorder is a psychiatric illness in which the principal presenting complaint is causing others pain but where there is believed to be significant psychological factors playing a role in either the onset or genesis of the causing pain or its perpetuation. Three subtypes are broadly defined. The first is Psychiatric Sadism Disorder caused by psychological factors alone, the second is Psychiatric Sadism Disorder caused by physical factors, and the third is Psychiatric Sadism Disorder caused by a combination of physical and psychological factors. A Psychiatric Sadism Disorder caused by physical factors alone is not considered a mental disorder whereas the other two subtypes are considered mental disorders. The most common is the combined physical and psychological causation.   Psychiatric Sadism Disorders are commonly seen following graduation  especially where individuals continue to cause others pain on fallacious medical or psychiatric grounds, typical for both this perversion and this medical specialization.

Psychiatric Sadism Disorder has relevance in medical legal evaluations and in litigation as a proper and thorough evaluation of a psychiatrist or psychotherapist causing others chronic pain and may reveal significant psychological factors that can help explain what otherwise appears to be a gross dereliction of duty or exaggeration of competence or evident psychiatric perversion. The most common “psychological factors” associated with Psychiatric Sadism Disorder are in fact other psychiatric illnesses and in particular Mood Disorders and Anxiety Disorders or the perverted desire to cause others harm under the guise of  'evidence based medical science'. Mood Disorders and personal sadism or an obsession with psychiatrists' power are the most common co-occurring psychiatric illness triggering Psychiatric Sadism Disorder.
Psychiatric Sadism Disorder coupled with causing much physical injury has been well studied and demonstrates high rates of increased impairment and disability as well as prolonged recoveries. Other psychological factors other than other mental disorders have also been implicated in Psychiatric Sadism Disorders including distortions in thought process such as catastrophic thinking, invalidism, fallacious reasoning, insistence on the psychiatrists authority, competence, 'good intentions', 'care for patients' etc. Personality styles and/or disorders have been significantly implicated (e.g., individuals who have obsessional orientations and then tend to dwell and ruminate over their denials of pain Psychiatric Sadism Disorder) coupled with causing much physical injury has been well studied and demonstrates high rates of increased impairment and disability as well as prolonged recoveries. Other psychological factors other than other mental disorders have also been implicated in Psychiatric Sadism Disorders including distortions in thought process such as catastrophic thinking, invalidism, fallacious reasoning, insistence on the psychiatrists' 'authority', 'competence', 'good intentions', 'care for patients' or
others, causing them to focus on the injury and disability that in turn leads to greater morbidity. Hosts of psychological factors have been identified as predisposing psychiatrists to developing Psychiatric Sadism Disorder (e.g., childhood histories of abuse or trauma, previous mental disorders and/or psychological dysfunction, etc.). The presence of these mental disorders and/or psychological dysfunctions may help explain what appears to be rather unusual or aberrant behavior in psychiatrists who otherwise would be seen to be consciously or grossly denying others' pain complaints. (Back)


  In fact... an easy scientific computation shows that the above
prose is at least 90% approved APA prose. So evidence based science has
been found that it may be 100% true, all by APA-approved reasoning.
 
  Also in fact... I think the American Psychiatric Association is now following very closely in the footsteps, according to the kind of teachings of this man, hereby declared "The APA DSM-5 Mascotte":

Psychiatric Human Beast
       The US sadistic psychiatrist Dr. Donald Ewen Cameron(*):

See the note
(*) and text on Cameron that follows for my terminology:
I do know what I am saying and the specific background of this medical Mengele comes from the Wikipedia and from my
On medical sadism - 2.

Meet the immediate future, morality, scientific attitudes and human type with the power-hungry "38,000 physician leaders in mental health":

 38000 APA-led
                                    physician "leaders"

that are - I have been taught at the University of Amsterdam - the precise human equivalents of their colleague, the late and APA-lamented US psychiatrist Dr Ewen Cameron:


In 1957, with funding from a CIA front organization, Dr. Ewen Cameron of the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal, Canada began MKULTRA Subproject 68. His experiments were designed to first "depattern" individuals, erasing their minds and memories—reducing them to the mental level of an infant—and then to "rebuild" their personality in a manner of his choosing.

To achieve this, Cameron placed patients under his "care" into drug-induced comas for up to 88 days, and applied numerous high voltage electric shocks to them over the course of weeks or months, often administering up to 360 shocks per person. He would then perform what he called "psychic driving" experiments on the subjects, where he would repetitively play recorded statements, such as "You are a good wife and mother and people enjoy your company", through speakers he had implanted into blacked-out football helmets that he bound to the heads of the test subjects (for sensory deprivation purposes). The patients could do nothing but listen to these messages, played for 16–20 hours a day, for weeks at a time. In one case, Cameron forced a person to listen to a message non-stop for 101 days. Using CIA funding, Cameron converted the horse stables behind Allen Memorial into an elaborate isolation and sensory deprivation chamber which he kept patients locked in for weeks at a time. (..) Cameron also induced insulin comas in his subjects by giving them large injections of insulin, twice a day for up to two months at a time. Several of the children who Cameron experimented on were sexually abused, in at least one case by several men. One of the children was filmed numerous times performing sexual acts with high-ranking federal government officials, in a scheme set up by Cameron and other MKULTRA researchers, to blackmail the officials to ensure further funding for the experiments.

The CIA leadership had serious concerns about their unethical and illegal behavior, as evidenced in a 1957 Inspector General Report, which stated:

Precautions must be taken not only to protect operations from exposure to enemy forces but also to conceal these activities from the American public in general. The knowledge that the agency is engaging in unethical and illicit activities would have serious repurcussions in political and diplomatic circles ...
—1957 CIA Inspector General Report[

Cameron regularly traveled around the U.S. teaching military personnel about his techniques (hooding of prisoners for sensory deprivation, prolonged isolation, humiliation, etc.), and how they could be used in interrogations. Latin American paramilitary groups working for the CIA and U.S. military received training in these psychological techniques at places like the School of the Americas, and even today, many of the torture techniques developed in the MKULTRA studies and other programs are being used at U.S. military and CIA prisons such as Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib.


I very much fear the psychiatric Ewen Camerons - his (secret) scholars, colleagues, pupils, fans, admirers, and his human equivalents - have succeeded in taking over psychiatry's professional organizations, both in the US and England, where psychiatrists with very clear Psychiatric Sadism Disorder rule their organizations, and also have the ears of the government and the military, and of professional medical organizations, precisely, or so one must guess, because they are born Ewen Camerons, and quite a few of the military leaders think they need professional psychiatric torturers "to preserve our precious freedoms and human rights", as their public spokespersons will smilingly say.

And in any case, as a philosopher of science and a psychologist I know the DSM-5 is total bullshit, intentional baloney, and finely crafted bogosity by some human equivalents of Dr. Ewen Cameron for precisely his manner of motives, which for US psychiatry amounts to:

"We psychiatrists of the APA and the DSM-5 claim the say so in all health care, and we claim the right to declare anyone mad (in intentionally deceptive euphemistic terms, of course: we did do courses Public Relations) and the right to mistreat and remake anyone after our design in our clinics, wards and asylums.

From 2013 onwards: Beware, we're out there to get you, if you are not a physically healthy conformist or filthy rich."

Finally, by far the best factual - polite, evenhanded, informed - exposition of the DSM-5 and its many dangers is by Ms Suzy Chapman:

(*) Human degenerates like Dr Ewen Cameron, and his many living colleagues, likes and equivalents, will insist I have no right to say so, am "disrespectful", am not "engaging properly in a scientific debate" a.s.o.

Well... what I say is that there are human degenerates; Doctor Ewen Cameron very clearly was one of them, as was Doctor Joseph Menge; and whoever denies that there are this kind of "human beings", also in medicine and psychiatry, either is a moron or speaks for them and may be one of them.

And whoever disagrees with me can discuss with me in public or go to court, where I will gladly engage in legal, moral, and scientific debate on the merits of the DSM-5, postmodern and other psychiatry, and some very sickening medical moral and human degeneracy and depravity I have met with or my father has met with.

The DSM-5 is extremely dangerous, and intentionally designed to be so; it is pseudoscience; it is an intentional mockery of scientific methodology, designed to keep psychiatry totally infallible and untestable, in objective terms; it is an attempt by the APA to grab power in the medical world, and medical doctors who are not psychiatrists, and usually do not suffer from Psychiatric Sadism Disorder should stop this nonsense, and either clean out the APA or abolish psychiatry altogether as an evident pseudoscience, with its insane pretensions and its revolting practices.

See the chief editor of the DSM-IV, Allen Frances:

P.S. Corrections, if any are necessary, have to be made later.

Here is Thomas Szasz, quoted from a list of quotations of his:

  • “Psychiatry does not commit human rights abuse. It is a human rights abuse.”
  • “It’s not science. It’s politics and economics. That’s what psychiatry is: politics and economics. Behavior control, it is not science, it is not medicine.”
  • “It’s an epidemic of psychiatry that we are dealing with. We don’t have an epidemic of mental illness, we have an epidemic of psychiatry.”
And here is Richard Webster on the bullshit that is Freudian psychiatry (of which the DSM-5 is the so far latest and most fraudulent pseudoscience):

                              As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):

1.  Anthony Komarof Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)
2.  Malcolm Hooper THE MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT: 
PERSECUTION OF PATIENTS?
3.  Hillary Johnson The Why
4.  Consensus of M.D.s Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf)
5.  Eleanor Stein Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)
6.  William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
7.  Paul Lutus

Is Psychology a Science?

8.  Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)
9.
 Maarten Maartensz
ME in Amsterdam - surviving in Amsterdam with ME (Dutch)
10.
 Maarten Maartensz Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Short descriptions of the above:                

1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
   "it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence".
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
9. I tell my story of surviving (so far) in Amsterdam with ME.
10. The directory on my site about ME.


See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.



Maarten Maartensz (M.A. psy, B.A. phi)

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