February 19, 2013

The main psychiatric motive to be a psychiatrist
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”
-- Albert Einstein


1. The main psychiatric motive to be a psychiatrist
2. Some good psychiatrists and psychiatrically 
     knowledgeable persons

About ME/CFS


This is just a brief and partial update relating to the
DSM-5, postmodern psychiatry APA-style:

Logic as the American Psychiatric Association uses it in its publications

which these days has the following application about Somatic Symptoms Disorder - and mind you: Mllions risk to get their lives professionally ruined by just this APA-approved DSM-5 bit of pseudo-logic by fraudulent pseudo-scientists:

       Crazy people think a lot about their health.
       Some ill people think a lot about their health.
       Therefore, some ill people are crazy.
       (And therefore those ill people are not entitled to dole or health care.
       Choir of bureaucrats and politicians: Glory, glory hallelujah!)

I am not kidding you: See Suzy Chapman's excellent site for the details and the
There you also find the background about the Somatic Symptoms Disorder, a diagnosis also addressed below.

1. The main psychiatric motive to be a psychiatrist

As I said, this is just an update on things psychiatric, with some useful links and an interesting quote that perfectly explains, in principle, why psychiatrists have been a very happy group of professionals since the DSM-III.

The following quote is from a psychiatrist, Ronald Ricker, in an article in the Huffington Post "The Industrialized New Deal of Psychiatry" that you find under the last link:

The insurance companies set the price. A psychiatrist working eight hours a day doing talk therapy earns approximately $940 a day, $4,700 a week and $225,000 per year. He or she is paid the insurance-company-set rate of $120 to 130 per hour, a seemingly handsome income. But in the new world, that's chump change.

Insurance companies' set rate is $85 to $100 dollars for a 15-minute, once-a-month, "medication management" visit. Many psychiatrists manage this feat in considerably less than 15 minutes. A typical psychiatrist's practice is largely based on the approximately 10-minute medication management session, which allows the doctor to see approximately 38 to 42 patients each day. Five additional minutes are allowed each patient for social niceties, ushering them in and out, offering them the chair and getting the next chart -- together, these add up to 15 minutes. Seeing 38 to 42 patients each day at $100 a visit comes to an approximate total of $4,000 per day. To that $4,000, one must add "special fees" (see above), averaging $30 per appointment, or $1,200 per day, raising the total income to $5,200 per day. That's $26,000 a week, roughly $104,000 a month, and $1,248,000 per year. This is a very handsome -- some think grossly obscene -- amount, definitely not chump change, and five and a half times the income of the talking psychiatrist. From a strictly economic point of view, it doesn't take an Einstein to pick the correct field.
Money tends to corrupt and lots of money corrupts a lot. All medical people who sell their patients rights for money ought to be thrown out of medicine. "There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it." [1]

I think the APA has been producing the DSM-III, the DSM-IV and the DSM-5 for the money, to facilitate the above very simple schema, and I think they intentionally destroyed patients' rights on a treatment that is based on solid science or does no harm if it fails: They have been making oodles of money since the 1980ies this way, and they know it, and that is why they wrote the DSMs as they did.

There is no cogent other rational explanation, as I explained
my DSM-5: Medicine is a very sick business in the US - 2 and psychiatrists who deny this plainly are strongly motivated by money and by the need to save face.

As I wrote on January 1 of this year, APA-led psychiatry consists of pushers:
In any case, the coming years will be extremely difficult for people with my kind of disease, and for people with other diseases that are not fully understood, which means: with most other diseases, for the psychiatric brotherhood of parasitical pushers will leech upon any and all disease, and declare it is a psychiatric disorder, if not wholly then at least partially, and proceed to maltreat and feed upon the ill, in the name of their fraudulent and sick pseudoscience. [3]

     "Well, now if I were the president of this land
      You know, I'd declare total war on The Pusher man
      I'd cut him if he stands, and I'd shoot him if he'd run
      Yes I'd kill him with my Bible and my razor and my gun

      God damn The Pusher
      God damn The Pusher
      I said God damn, God damn The Pusher man"
      -- Steppenwolf - The Pusher (last part)
In fact it comes to this, as I wrote on January 10, 2013:

That my explicitly non-psychiatric neurological illness ME/CFS, according to the WHO's classification of diseases, that apply since 1969 to this day, that I have since 1.1.1979, turned out to be a disease that since 1988 has been psychiatrically stigmatized as a medically non-existing form of suffering, that is due to a psychiatrically diseased "dysfunctional belief system", that can be cured, it is claimed, by paying psychiatrists to give one "cognitive behavioral therapy", to launder one's brain free from the notion that the medical doctors of the WHO are NOT insane and not incompetent: From what these psychiatric frauds have lied about me and - literally - millions of ill people with my kind of disease it follows logically that thousands of medical doctors, who are not psychiatrists, must be at least as insane as I am and as these millions of ill people are, if not more, since they do have medical degrees and do not claim to be ill, and insist that people like me have a real if as yet  medically  unexplained non-psychiatric disease.

This form of psychiatric insanity - to the logical effect that thousands of medical doctors who are not psychiatrists and who disagree with psychiatrists about unexplained diseases must be mad - has been introduced by psychiatrists and by  clinical psychologists, who clearly are both groups of professionals who will profit hugely from getting this scam accepted, which they did on the ground that any disease that is unexplained by real medical scientists is explained (?!?!) by the pseudoscientists who are psychiatrists, namely as "a psychiatric disorder", the patients of which are to be exclusively treated and research by psychiatrists, while the patients of this painful and exhausting disease are to be forced to work, without pay, until they have learned work discipline.

As is, these insanities and immoralities in the name of medical science are now the received notions for "treating" people with ME/CFS in Great Britain and in Holland, and have driven many ill patients to suicide.

And this very sick schema of deception, that was in fact introduced with the DSM-III, when all theorizing was given up, and psychiatry-according-to-
the-DSM-and-the-APA turned to a list of arbitrary labels that form the pretext to push pills on people, pills that often have not been properly researched, or the research of which was intentionally flawed, ghostwritten, or misrepresented to seem acceptable to the FDA.

2. Some good psychiatrists and psychiatrically knowledgeable persons

Here are some useful references, in part culled from my Arguments against psychiatry that also mentions my
DSM-5: Medicine is a very sick business in the US - 2:
There are more I know of, and undoubtedly more I do not know of, but the above three are very well informed, and make a lot of sense, which I can affirm because I have read or seen a considerable amount on their sites.

Those who rather like to see videos than follow written arguments should consider the last two: Both have interesting videos:
These videos are very well worth seeing. They will not make you happier, but they will make you a lot better informed about psychiatry and psychiatrists - who for the most part know that what they say is true, but do not act or speak up because they have strong financial reasons not to, and thus betray their medical oaths, and give the lie to the ethics they should practice:
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” [2]
-- Albert Einstein 

[1] After Lord Acton (my bolding, full and accurate quotation):

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority, still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it."

[2] Of course, psychiatrists, postmodernists and public relations frauds will want to insist that truth and evil are all relative notions. (And they are right: Relative to their greed their patients' rights on honest effective treatment are irrelevant,
for them, in their practice and their prescriptions, since the DSM III, that made them so well of. It's the morality of bank managers, or indeed of pushers of hard drugs - except that the mafia doesn't tell their customers that their drugs may cure you, and except that the mafia doesn't tell their customers that they need to buy their drugs because they are mentally ill.

About ME/CFS (that I prefer to call M.E.: The "/CFS" is added to facilitate search machines) which is a disease I have since 1.1.1979:
1. Anthony Komaroff

Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS(pdf)

3. Hillary Johnson

The Why  (currently not available)

4. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf - version 2003)
5. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf - version 2011)
6. Eleanor Stein

Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)

7. William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
8. Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)
Maarten Maartensz
Resources about ME/CFS
(more resources, by many)

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