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Oxford University Press rips American psychiatry, reveals the following 13 examples of moral corruption and quackery

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 by: Mike Bundrant
Tags: psychiatry, quack science, bad medicine


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(NaturalNews) Michael Taylor, MD, of Oxford University Press has laid it on the line when it comes to the fraud, moral corruption and pure quackery of American psychiatry.

In a recent article Dr. Taylor, author of The Decline of American Psychiatry, shows example after example of how American psychiatry is filled with corruption. I combed through the post and gleaned 13 body blows to the money grubbing American psychiatric scheme.

As you read the list, keep in mind that it refers to the group of people who want to take charge of your mind and mental health.

Here are 13 examples of moral corruption and quackery in American Psychiatry

1. Among the 394 US physicians in 2010 who received over $100,000 from the pharmaceutical industry, 116 were psychiatrists, a gross over representation of psychiatry.

2. APA conferences, these days, are week-long infomercials for big pharma.

3. Psychiatric research is carefully manipulated by pharmaceutical industry representatives to favor their new products.

4. Pharmaceutical companies analyze their own research data, suppressing information unfavorable to their products, then ghostwrite medical journal submissions.

5. Fancy new treatment devices, generating billions in product sales and services, are hoaxes and snake oil. Light-emitting boxes, for example, were supposed to be the next great psychiatric advent to prevent winter depression, but the evidence for this claim is weak.

6. Fraudulent surgeries, such as vagal nerve stimulation (an implanted electronic pacer in the chest with electrodes attached to a nerve in the neck) offers no actual benefit and costs $20,000 out of pocket.

7. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, which was going to replace electro-convulsive therapy, has a placebo effect at best. Yet, it continues to be promoted for money-making purposes.

8. New antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs have been introduced merely to make money, as they have little if any benefit beyond placebo and certainly offer no benefit beyond previous drugs.

9. Between 1998 and 2006, the industry spent 855 million dollars on lobbying, a total which exceeds that of all other lobbies.

10. The guidelines for psychiatric drug treatments are written by academics paid by big pharma.

11. Treatment guidelines are required reading in residency training and dictate the diagnostic and treatment decision-making of most psychiatrists, but really they're just cookbooks, following the bottom line, not the data.

12. The most recent version of the psychiatric bible, the DSM-5, was drafted by people who receive substantial financial support from the pharmaceutical industry, a clear conflict of interest.

13. The DSM-5 allows for millions of new diagnoses that support the pharmaceutical industry.

Michael Taylor challenges American psychiatry to end the corruption

Dr. Taylor asks American psychiatry to end the financial relationship between psychiatric education and the pharmaceutical industry. Medical students should not learn medicine from those on the payroll of big pharma.

End the research that is designed and analyzed by big pharma. Stop suppressing studies that fail to support their products and rigging the data to support the bottom line.

Stop blatantly promoting big pharma at psychiatric conferences where mental health education is supposed to take place. Psychiatrists need to learn about mental health, not drugs.

There was a time in the field of mental health, before the pharmaceutical takeover, when medical doctors practiced psychotherapy. MDs were trained in psychoanalysis. When you went to visit them, you reclined on a couch and began to free associate about your life.

Of course, psychoanalysis has endured criticism over the years because it takes a long time to complete - years in some cases. Yet, have you ever met someone who has completed it? An 'analyzed' person is typically cured of neurosis.

Can you imagine complaining about spending too much time with your doctor?

Wouldn't you rather spend time getting to the source of your angst and, at last, healing? Or would you prefer to be tricked by a quack into taking a pill that at best is a placebo and, at worst, will kill you? The psychiatric industry now encourages you to avoid the real cause of your issues so that you remain dependent upon their drugs for life.

At the very least, you should get a basic education regarding the ins and outs of your psyche. Learn how you create the issues that bother you. Discover the keys to being in charge of your own mental health so you don't fall prey to the medical schemes of our time.

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Mike Bundrant is co-founder of the iNLP Center and host of Mental Health Exposed, a Natural News Radio program.

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