Friday, February 29, 2008

Sheer Quackery

Dictionaries define quack as "a pretender to medical skill; a charlatan" and "one who talks pretentiously without sound knowledge of the subject discussed." These definitions suggest that the promotion of quackery involves deliberate deception, but many promoters sincerely believe in what they are doing. The FDA defines health fraud as "the promotion, for profit, of a medical remedy known to be false or unproven."

As far as I'm concerned:
Psychiatry = Quackery

Major accomplice: pharmaceutical companies

Any questions or complaints can go to Nathan, since he got me fired up with this.

9 comments:

grj said...

The FDA defines health fraud as "the promotion, for profit, of a medical remedy known to be false or unproven."

I submit that abortion is also being promoted, for profit, as a "remedy" that has been proven to be false.

The "remedy" that kills babies also severly traumatizes the party (that is so often mislead by the abortion providers) and the "side effects" are often devastating.

Abortion is done by QUACKS...

May God have mercy on our souls...

AJF said...

Ironically, the DSM labels are used to "diagnose" women who want late term abortions. It's considered saving the life of the mother if she has a pyschological/Pcyhiatric disorder that might cause her to be depressed enough to commit suicide.

morsel said...

When my wife's nephew was failing in college, the "counselors" told him and his parents he had "ADD", and his parents put up another 2 thousand dollars for another semester, and some kind of "therapy". My wife told her sister "that kid doesn't have ADD, he's just LAZY". Eventually, her sister believed her after he flunked out, after wasting several thousand dollars.

rgmann said...

Unfortunately, after watching that clip I now have “PYTV Depression” (Post You Tube Video Depression) and need some Prozac! In all seriousness, Psychiatrists are simply pseudo-scientific dope pushers. It’s truly sad how many people's lives they make worse with their so-called “treatments.” I have a family member whose been personally affected by this quackery, so I’ve seen the devastating results first hand. It’s really terrible!

Frontier Forest said...

Good for you Tony! This was some powerfully disturbing stuff! Wouldn't you therefore conclude; to call oneself a "Christian Psychiatrist," would be an oxymoron?

Nathan said...

On NPR the other week I heard a man talking about using a machine that dispenses medical marijuana. I assumed he had cancer or some other painful illness that needed some THC. While I think the medical use of marijuana may be a big stretch, I realize opiates like morphine etc. have a place to play in treating pain. The kicker was when this man said he was filling his Doctor's prescription for medical marijuana for his "anger management". I guess he might have to go back to the over the counter remedy a bottle of cheap whisky.

Wayne said...

Yeah, I suppose we should have just left my mother in a straight-jacket and padded cell. Psycho-pharmaceuticals are so overrated.

AJF said...

There are certainly uses for psychotropic drugs. If someone is going to hurt themselves or others, like you describe, then use 'em. It's a whole other thing to say Psychiatry and the DSM are somehow legit.

rgmann said...

As far as I'm concerned: Psychiatry = Quackery

True! But even psychiatrists seem to get it right every now and then! You’ll get a kick out of this article:

Top psychiatrist concludes liberals clinically nuts