Psychiatry & Psychology

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Psychiatry

Published, Peer-Reviewed Study: Psychiatric Diagnoses Are ‘Scientifically Meaningless’ In Treating Mental Health

https://www.studyfinds.org/study-psychiatric-diagnoses-are-scientifically-meaningless/

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Psychiatry possesses an inherent capacity for abuse that is greater than in other areas     of medicine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_abuse_of_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union#An_inherent_capacity_for_abuse

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[T]he World Health Organization ha[s] twice found that schizophrenia outcomes [are] better in poor countries, where only a small fraction of patients [are] regularly maintained on [antipsychotic] drugs, compared to the developed world, where [such drugs have] become standard treatment…  [The book] Mad in America documents an appalling amount of systemic indifference and corruption, encompassing psychiatry, the pharmaceutical firms, and trusted public health organizations ostensibly advancing patient wellness, including the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI). In [the] follow-up book, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, [the author] argues that the psychopharmacology revolution has not only not made lives [of most mentally ill people in the U.S.] better, but has in fact fueled an epidemic of the very conditions it purports to be correcting.

https://salvomag.com/article/salvo44/drug-busted

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Call to Arms: The Future of Psychiatry is at Stake

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/01/call-arms-future-psychiatry-stake/

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Psychiatrists have demonstrated arrogance, error, and dishonesty for decades

http://psychwatch.blogspot.com/

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Psychiatry is a profession teeming with crazes.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/bringing_sanity_to_psychiatry.html

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Leading psychiatrists question psychiatry’s diagnostic manual

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/11/05/leading-psychiatrists-question-psychiatry-diagnostic-manual/?test=latestnews

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For decades, transgenderism and gender identity disorder had been classified as mental disorders by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in that organization’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)…  In December 2012, the APA quietly announced changes to its DSM. In version 5, Transvestitism, Transgenderism, and Gender Identity Disorders were eliminated and replaced with a new term: ‘Gender Dysphoria.’…  With a stroke of a pen, transvestitism, transgenderism, and gender identity disorder were no longer considered mental disorders…  Based on the DSM-5, if you are a male and identify as a female, this is now considered “normal.” This new “normal” defies logic and common sense. One of the many unintended consequences of the APA’s cowardly actions is that the new DSM is used as the authority for sports competitions — something the APA never envisioned and the DSM was never designed for…  In previous versions of the DSM, where the behaviors associated with transvestitism, transgenderism, and gender identity disorders were considered a mental disorder, health insurance companies and hospitals would not authorize so-called sexual reassignment surgery for a mental illness.  That ‘corrective’ surgery was not warranted.  Those seeking sexual reassignment had to pay for the surgery to approximate that effect themselves, either at a private clinic or overseas.  Prior to the DSM-5, the appropriate treatment for gender identity disorders was therapy…  There were many members of the APA who saw that the aggressive lobbying efforts of LGBTQ and other sexual activists would result in a substantial body of APA member psychiatrists kowtowing to the activists’ demands…  The APA and its DSM have been fully compromised and are now subject to social engineering, undue influence, and new definitions that are not supported by the evidence.  If you thought you had problems with men in your daughter’s locker room or men winning women’s track events, wait until the LGBTQ activists are able to remove their next offending personality disorder, pedophilia, from the DSM…  The federal government federalized airport security when it learned that it had been fully compromised by a hostile and aggressive force whose sole goal was to destroy American culture.  The APA has been fully compromised by a rabid group of sexual activists, and the DSM needs to be federalized and managed as a ‘national standard.’  A national diagnostic and statistical manual should not be subject to social justice and party politics influence.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/03/psychology_gone_crazy_time_to_decertify_the_dsm5.html

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[D]rug companies have stolen the soul of psychiatry… they’ve reduced everything to chemical imbalances.  The people [mostly psychiatrists] who talk about this usually go on to argue that the true causes of mental illness are capitalism and racism.

https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/05/22/the-apa-meeting-a-photo-essay/

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Psychology

Psychology’s Replication Crisis Is Running Out of Excuses
Another big project has found that only half of psychological “studies” can be repeated.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/11/psychologys-replication-crisis-real/576223/

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Professors Lee Jussim and Jarrett Crawford argue that the “skew towards the political left” in psychology research can distort findings and policy recommendations.

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10135

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The Negative Association between Religiousness and Children’s Altruism across the World is, at best, bad psychology.  And whatever it is, it certainly isn’t biology…  Although the study itself was done by psychologists, its publication in a biomedical journal raises a glaring red flag…
Judgment calls were factory-installed into this study.  Either the experts knew it and have not been upfront about it, or they’re blithely clueless regarding their own massive bias…
How they defined ‘religiousness’ is equally overripe for critical deconstruction.

https://salvomag.com/article/salvo36/mind-control-2

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In decisions [involv]ing… paper reviews…, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/1/liberal-majority-on-campus-yes-were-biased/

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American Psychological Association (APA): Monogamy is the new bigotry.

https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA19G04&f=WU19G02

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Activists, Not Healers: Why I Despise What My Profession — Psychology — Has Become

https://pjmedia.com/drhelen/activists-not-healers-why-i-despise-what-my-profession-has-become/

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Bad science on spanking

https://world.wng.org/content/bad_science_on_spanking

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‘Microaggression’ scholars complain research used to silence speech

http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7787

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The buzz words in the description — ‘scientific,’ ‘peer-reviewed,’ ’empirical research’— would lead you to believe that the articles in this review aspire to present objective facts.

http://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2012/11/benevolent-sexism.html

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Psychology: Good reasons for mistrusting widely publicized social science research

http://www.thebestschools.org/bestschoolsblog/2013/03/21/psychology-good-reasons-mistrusting-widely-publicized-social-science-research/

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The Mind of a Con Man

https://anotherslownewsday.wordpress.com/scientific-fraud/

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Medical Malpractice in an Age of Gender Denial Disorder

http://www.salvomag.com/new/articles/salvo35/failed-operations.php

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Psychology Today: People Refusing To Date Transgenders Is ‘Dehumanizing

https://www.dailywire.com/news/48553/psychology-today-people-refusing-date-transgenders-paul-bois

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American Psychological Association

Tragic Fallacies of the APA’s Toxic Psychology of Boys and Men

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/tragic_fallacies_of_the_apas_toxic_psychology_of_boys_and_men.html

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Pedophilia Now Classified [by APA] as Sexual Orientation

http://www.womenofgrace.com/blog/?p=25249

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