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Originally published March 6 2007

Health guru launches online Disease Mongering Engine that instantly generates hilarious fictitious disease names

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

An online tool published today allows users to instantly generate fictitious disease names and descriptions based on terminology commonly used in describing psychiatric or behavioral disorders. The "Disease Mongering Engine" is available at and randomly generates diseases, disorders and syndromes that sound real, but aren't.

The engine, created by author and natural health guru Mike Adams, is intended as a parody of conventional medicine and the over-diagnosis of Americans with fictitious diseases. "Drug companies actually invent fictitious diseases, then profit by selling drugs to treat those fictitious conditions," Adams explained. By using an online software engine to generate disease names and descriptions that seem real, Adams hopes to demonstrate that just because a disease name sounds real doesn't mean it is.

The Disease Mongering Engine can generate more than 73,000 unique disorders, syndromes and dysfunctions. Each one is accompanied by unique description, along with universal instructions for "getting filthy rich" by marketing the fictitious disease and selling FDA-approved pharmaceuticals to treat it.

The page also features several related cartoons from the CounterThink cartoon series -- a popular independent cartoon series featuring powerful commentary on medicine, health and the environment. The featured cartoon is titled, "Disease Mongers, Inc." and depicts a scene in a company that invents fictitious diseases for a living. See the cartoon at

Some of the diseases created by the Disease Mongering Engine include Pathological Nervous Anticipation Disorder (PNAD), Hypoactive Disorganized Stress Syndrome (HDSS) and Delusional Antisocial Personality Syndrome (DAPS). To generate more fictitious diseases, visit:

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